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How to Help Fight Against Eating Disorders?

Updated on January 25, 2018
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Sheila is a kids' author who learned heaps as a wellness coordinator. She loves to share healthy tidbits with her readers.

Are You Eating Too Much, or Not Eating at All?

First Line of Defense - You Must Get to the Heart of Your Eating Disorder!
First Line of Defense - You Must Get to the Heart of Your Eating Disorder!

Eating Disorders Are Mostly Psychological in Nature

Eating disorders develop for one reason or another. Either you refuse to eat, to the level of starvation or overeat, to the point of vomiting. People do this in an attempt to achieve a kind of euphoria or perfection.

What do you deject? The idea of people practicing extreme dieting is difficult to understand. Perhaps, they're unhappy with their position in life.

Extreme modes of harshly treating your body can weaken you to the point of needing emergency medical attention! In a hospital setting, you'll receive specialized treatment to treat your nervousness and psychological eating disorder. Doctors will perform talk therapy and invasive medical procedures to salvage your precious spirit.

Models and actresses are at a higher risk for developing an eating disorder compared to the general population. Since they unusually develop an intense fear of becoming overweight that never truly goes away. Entertainers who are constantly in the limelight have a distorted view of themselves. Since they must perform in differing roles, they mostly feel they are under a restrictive scrutiny to remain perfect.

You Must See Food as a Necessity, Not a Commodity

Forcing someone to eat will not solve the underlying issue of anorexia nervosa. Neither does curtail someone's appetite fix a bout with bulimia. These types of nervous eaters usually deny there is anything wrong. Teasing or nagging will make matters worse.

Cognitive Talk Therapy is the beginning stage of fighting an eating disorder. The underlying issue must be solved.

Many women with low self-esteem tend to enter abusive relationships and engage in compulsive sexual behaviors that lead to eating disorders. Realize an anorexic or bulimic will use food for comfort, to overeat, or not eat at all. This helps to calm an emotional tinge within.

An anorexic normally suffers from a zinc deficiency! They slowly tend to gravitate to the point of starving themselves to death, since they forever believe they are too fat when they peek in the mirror. They will not eat enough in keeping their involuntary muscles functioning. A family member or friend must dramatically intervene and get an anorexic immediate medical care before their condition escalates to a fatality.

Bulimia is a nervous eating disorder characterized by episodes of uncontrollable binging and eating extremely large amounts of high-calorie foods in a short period of time. Bulimics eat until they are overly full. Then they instantly feel disgraced by their sense of completeness. They’re compelled to get rid of the food they just ate right away! As a result of their shame, they induce vomiting or purge their body of the food eaten, through the use of laxatives, diuretics or enemas. This ravages their digestive system and puts their life in danger.

Disorder Awareness - Get to the Heart of Your Eating Disorder!

You must truthfully realize and admit you're suffering from an eating disorder! It's imperative to eat healthier by avoiding sugar, white flour products, and foods devoid of nutrients.

While you're developing a normal eating pattern, eat plenty of fresh raw fruits and vegetables, with a well-balanced diet that is high in fiber. You must eat adequate amounts of quality protein, such as fresh fish and lean cuts of meat or chicken.


Eating Disorder Recovery Tips...

  1. Dedicate no more than twenty minutes, of exercise on any given day, so you won’t obsess over your physical appearance. In its place imagine the joy of rebuilding yourself and returning to health.
  2. Limit the time you spend alone, so you won’t regress into solitude and believe you’re losing control.
  3. Energize yourself to stop counting calories when eating! Instead, delight in your meals and sense how it is nourishing your cells.
  4. Get rid of your scales and measuring tapes, so you won't over excess over your weight.
  5. Realize your worth is not counted in numbers and dimensions.
  6. Keep a journal that focuses on your positive feelings only.
  7. Remember, to shred your negative feelings after you've released your thoughts on paper.
  8. No one is perfect, and everyone makes mistakes! Learn to deal with your mistakes by learning from them instead of badgering yourself.
  9. Love yourself more!
  10. Create a burning desire to live carefreely and take excellent care of you.
  11. Make one fresh recovery goal every week and at times try something new, except, do not ever skip a meal.
  12. Decide to eat the foods that will nourish your cells.
  13. Stay away from junk foods, (potato chips, candy, milk chocolate, soda, MSG, and preservatives).

Recovery from an Eating Disorder Requires Patience

Seek specialized counseling to help you overcome your feelings of low self-esteem, which most likely began at an early age. This may have caused your eating disorder!

Perhaps, you believed you were unloved, not smart enough or worthless by misinterpreting signals from your entourage. The breakup of your parents may have done a dozy on you, for instance.

It's imperative you receive psychological counseling for your eating disorder to get over it. Don't try to do it alone, since the risks of severely damaging your body and ridiculously passing away from your ghastly intake habits are too lofty.

Get a hold of yourself, remain in recovery. And don't ever feel ashamed for seeking help for your eating disorder. Realize no one is perfect and everyone needs help.

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© 2013 Sheila Craan

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    Adrian McDonald 

    5 years ago from Jamaica

    Excellent info! I have duly noted the above!

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    Cynthia Lyerly 

    5 years ago from Georgia

    Eating disorders haven't gotten as much attention lately so I'm glad you wrote the blog. In my opinion, these eating disorders are more a spiritual problem than a chemical one. There's a spirit of perfectionism, self hatred, and depression that usually accompany these disorders. Just like any addiction, I feel it is best not to focus on the problem too much, letting it define you, but instead focus on all of the other positive things in your life. Perspective change is what I am talking about. I also suggest people with this disorder to do a lot of volunteering. When we focus on others and are giving, we have less time to feel down about ourselves.

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