PEOPLE WITH EATING DISORDERS HAVE A DISTORTED BODY IMAGE.
What is anorexia?A serious disorder in which a person starves themselves.
Judy Skinner is a recovered anorexic. • Judy Sargent 20 years old 36 years old
Judy gave these reasons for becoming anorexic: 1. Loss of twin brother2. Low self-esteem 3. Perfectionist4. Parent's divorce 5. Parents obsession with weight 6. Father said she was "fat" and needed to lose weight. 7. Kids at school used to tease her and call her “chipmunk cheeks."
WHY WOULD A PERSONDEVELOP ANOREXIA? #1 Media/Social pressures
Warning Signs of Anorexia: • Intense fear of gaining weight • Skips meals by making up excuses • Will not eat in front of others • Wears baggy clothing • Degrades his/her body frequently • Denial of hunger • Excessive exercising
Warning Signs of Anorexia: • Hair growth on body and face • Hair loss on head • Absent or irregular menstrual periods • Perfectionist • Depressed/Lonely/Anxious/Empty/Hopeless • Moody/Irritable • Strange selections of food • Reads food labels constantly
What is bulimia? Frequent episodes of binge eating followed by one of the following: Vomiting Using laxatives Fasting Over exercising
WHY WOULD A PERSON BINGE? #1 To fill a void inside
#2 To hide negative emotions #3 To cope with daily stresses and problems
Why would a person with ANOREXIA be at risk of developing BULIMIA?
Why would a person purge? *Because of guilt and depression of having binged.
Warning Signs of Bulimia: • Worried about body weight • Excessive food consumption • Frequent trips to the bathroom after eating • Blood shot eyes • Sore throat • Dental problems (tooth enamel wears away) • Exercises excessively • Irregular menstrual periods • Depression and/or mood swings