Information Resource - Eating Disorders

What is Anorexia?

Anorexia Nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss.

What is Anorexia Nervosa with Males?

Anorexia nervosa is a severe, life-threatening disorder in which the individual refuses to maintain a minimally normal body weight, is intensely afraid of gaining weight, and exhibits a significant distortion in the perception of the shape or size of his body, as well as dissatisfaction with his body shape and size.

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge Eating Disorder (BED) is a type of eating disorder not otherwise specified and is characterized by recurrent binge eating without the regular use of compensatory measures to counter the binge eating.

What is Bulimia?

Bulimia Nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting designed to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating.

What exactly causes an eating disorder?

Well.......While eating disorders may begin with preoccupations with food and weight, they are most often about much more than food.

What about eating concerns?

Dietary habits can and do play a role in oral health. Everyone has heard from their dentist that eating too much sugar can lead to cavities, but did you know that a high intake of acidic "diet" foods, such as grapefruit, can have an equally devastating effect on your teeth?

Your body is different!

Genetics influence bone structure, body size, shape, and weight differently in every person.

Health consequenses of eating disorders

Eating disorders are real, complex, and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships.

Listen to your own body!

Eat what you want, when you are truly hungry. Stop when you're full. And eat exactly what appeals to you. Do this instead of any diet, and you are unlikely to ever have a weight problem, let alone an eating disorder.

 

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