Obesity & it's relationship to Anoraxia, Bulimia and other eating disorders.

Written by Mahesh Bhat

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More women than men have binge eating disorder, and most ofrepparttar people who have it are overweight or obese. Binge eaters eat mostly sugar and fat, and as a result, they may be lacking certain vitamins and nutrients. Many of them are also depressed. Treatments for this disorder include therapy and medications such as antidepressants.

Bulimia Nervosa - Binge eating is also present in another eating disorder, bulimia nervosa. It is estimated that 1.1 to 4.2 percent of females will have bulimia nervosa in their lifetime. Bulimics are caught in a binge/purge cycle. They binge eat, usually in secret, then purge to get rid ofrepparttar 131262 calories just eaten. Purging may involve either self-induced vomiting after eating or using laxatives, diuretics, or enemas. People with bulimia may also exercise intensely for long periods of time in attempt to burn offrepparttar 131263 extra calories taken in during binge eating, or they may go for long periods of time without eating. Many bulimics do a combination or all of these things.

Bulimia affects more women than men and more young women in their teens and twenties than older women. These women are usually obsessed with their weight and truly believe that they are overweight even though most have a normal body weight. It can cause a number of serious health effects, including anemia, dehydration, heart problems, ruptured esophagus, stomach ulcers, and even death. Like binge eating disorder, bulimia is treated with therapy and medications.

Anorexia Nervosa - o­nrepparttar 131264 opposite side of binge eating is anorexia nervosa. It affects around 1 to 2 percent ofrepparttar 131265 female population. Anorexia is characterized by self-starvation and obsession with food, weight, and appearance, weight loss of 15% or more belowrepparttar 131266 normal body weight, and an intense fear of being fat. Many of them look emaciated, but they’re convinced they are fat.

Because anorexics literally starve themselves, their bodies are severely depleted of nutrients. As a result, they develop muscular atrophy, dehydration, low blood pressure, and brain and organ damage to name a few. As many as 10 percent of anorexics die. Most anorexics deny they have a problem untilrepparttar 131267 problem gets so bad that they have to be hospitalized. Because anorexia is so life-threatening,repparttar 131268 first stage of treatment is getting body weight back to normal. o­nce this is o­n track, therapy and medications are used.

Eating disorders are serious disorders and should not be taken lightly. If you suspect you have o­ne or think someone you love does, please seek help. It could be a matter of life and death.

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Body Talk

Written by Arlene Unger

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“I never lose weight when I exercise” is another bad excuse that can lead us to lethargy. The key is not to focus only atrepparttar scale but also your heart rate, muscle mass and how your clothes are fitting. In resistance training, as you exercise, fat cells can be replaced by lean muscle mass.

Taking time out to exercise may upset our flow and daily comforts, but taking 3 days off may cause us to backslide. After 72 hours our resting heart rate begins to return to where it was when we first began exercising months ago.

Regardless of whether your mood is saying, “I am bored, I don’t want to work out alone", or "I drove too much this week", your body is still sending you signals to move rest and challenge yourself. The key is to learn to pay attention to those signals and not be swayed by your excuses. If you went torepparttar 131259 gym straight from work twice a week, Then worked out at homerepparttar 131260 other nights, you will slowly experience how much more your body feels exhilarated and how much more you are listening to what it really needs.

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