Eating Disorder

Xavier Mendoza

Eating Disorder is not a good thing.

An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating. A person with an eating disorder may have started out just eating smaller or larger amounts of food, but at some point, the urge to eat less or more spiraled out of control.

How it happens/what it is/why they do it

People do it to loose weight because they think they are fat or someone tells them they are fat. Also Eating disorders are rarely about food or wanting to be thin. Instead, sufferers use food and unhealthy behaviors like dieting, starving, bingeing and purging.n the United States, 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life.

what can we do about it?/why havent we fixed it?

We can confront these serious illnesses with increased awareness, early intervention and improved access to treatment. NEDA provides programs and services to give families the support they need to find answers for these life-threatening illnesses.
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Facts about eating disorders

There are 3 main eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, Bulimia Nervosa, the act of binge eating then purging or vomiting, and Binge Eating Disorder, eating until uncomfortably full in one sitting. Eating disorders can be genetic or caused by psychological issues like coping skills, control issues, trauma, family trouble, or social issues. Each type of eating disorder has many possible causes.