Eating Disorders are mostly common among the young girls who are too conscious with the way they look. They indulge in irregular eating habits and are concern a lot about their physical appearance.
Overcoming this disorder is more of an adaptation of healthy eating habits. Its about redefining who you truly are. And the most important part of recovering from this is respecting and accepting yourself unconditionally.
Don’t be a follower rather than create your own standard of beauty.
Beauty is not defined by the way a person appears in his/her looks but the positive aura of a person makes him/her beautiful. Weight is not a measure of beauty. Our focus should be to remain fit and healthy and not become like super skinny models.
There are basically 3 types of eating disorder :
- Anorexia Nervosa – The people male or female suffering from anorexia nervosa have a fear that they will gain weight and prefer to consume very limited quantity of food. They have a deep belief that they are overweight but in reality they are underweight. It can be very damaging to the health of the person and if not cured timely its repercussions are many.
- Bulimia Nervosa – These kind of people indulge in lot of food but afterwards they feel guilt and are ashamed of themselves followed by behaviors that compensate for overeating such as vomiting etc. If not controlled on time this can lead to gastrointestinal problems, dehydration and heart difficulties. This is very common nowadays.
- Binge Eating Disorder -The people suffering from this have no control over their eating and this can make them obese and it increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Treatment for eating disorders is a combination of nutrition, therapy and medication. And it can be cured absolutely. With treatment, support and counseling you can find healthier ways to cope up with the self harming behavior and negative feelings.
Consult a certified mental health professional for its treatment.