Overtraining & Eating Disorders

Gabrielle Pitman

What Are We Talking About Here

Anorexia: an emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat

Bulimia: an emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting

Compulsive Exercise/Overtraining: (also called obligatoryexercise and anorexia athletica) is best defined by an exercise addict's frame of mind: He or she no longer chooses to exercise but feels compelled to do so and struggles with guilt and anxiety if he or she doesn't work out.


Not About Angels (Birdy) by Sans0n
Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #33
Eating Disorders from the Inside Out: Laura Hill at TEDxColumbus.