Eating Disorders Among Young Adults

1015 Words Oct 12th, 2014 5 Pages
Eating Disorders
For many years now people think that being really skinny will make them more successful and attractive. People tend to think this way because of the media. We see models and celebrities who are all very skinny and also attractive and successful. With our society seeing famous people look like that it makes people take drastic measures to become skinny like them. Some people just don’t eat, others eat too much and then they make themselves throw up, and others don’t eat and then go exercise too much. Also we live in a society that is surrounded by food. In the United States there is a fast food restaurant on almost every corner and yet there is still an issue with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. When it comes to eating disorders there are the three main ones. The three main types are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating. These disorders affect millions of young adults. A majority of people think that eating disorders only affect females. Which these disorders are mostly found in females they can affect both males and females. It also affects people of different races and ethnic backgrounds. Eating disorders can affect anyone who wants to change the way they look when it comes to their weight and body image. Thinking negatively about one’s self is also how someone can become anorexic, bulimic, or start binge eating. Anorexia nervosa is dieting to the point of starvation. The three main symptoms…
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