Eating Disorders: Unhealthy Eating Habits

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Worldwide more than one billion people are overweight and more than eight-million people suffer from eating disorders (Adriaanse, Ridder, Evers 1; Smith 9). Most people aren’t extremely fit. Everyone has some problem with food, to an extent. For most people the problems are under control, but this is not the case for everyone. Unhealthy relationships with food can have serious consequences. Unhealthy eating habits can contribute to these consequences. One common unhealthy mannerism that many people don’t realize they have is the tendency to eat emotionally. If you don’t know what emotional eating is Adriaanse, Ridder, and Evers define it as “the tendency to over eat in response to negative emotions such as anxiety or irritability” (1).…show more content…
Bullying someone about anything, weight related or not, can have negative effects on the way they see themselves. According to Farrow and Fox verbal bullying had a larger effect on body dissatisfaction than physical bullying, and it had more of an impact in white females, although the reason it’s more common in women might be because men are less likely to speak up (2-9). With bullying being a growing problem in today’s society, with new methods of being able to torment someone behind a screen, one way to help stop these eating disorders before they begin is with interventions at an early age (Farrow, Fox 8). Giving girls strong moral support and teaching them to love themselves will help stop depression and body dissatisfaction before it can affect them. However, once the disorder starts it can be hard to battle, especially with one of the most common eating disorders, anorexia. Anorexia is when someone doesn’t eat enough, or refuses to eat altogether. Anorexia has many negative effects: you’ll be tired, cold, your digestion will slow down, if you’re a woman your period will stop coming, fine hair, called langue will grow over your body, and your organs will start to shut down (Smith 12-15). Many people who suffer from anorexia do not think about these negative side effects, they’re more concerned with being skinny than being alive. If you were to see an anorexic
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