Over-training and Eating Disorders
By Quinn Losefsky
Anorexia: eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction, inappropriate eating habits or rituals, obsession with having a thin figure, and an irrational fear of weight gain.
Bulimia: eating disorder characterized by binge eating and purging, or consuming a large amount of food in a short amount of time followed by a purge, typically vomiting, taking a laxative, diuretic, or stimulant, and/or excessive exercise.
Eating and Body Dysmorphic Disorders: Crash Course Psychology
Some Interesting Facts
2. Bulimia nervosa affects 0.6 percent of American adults during their lifetime
3. The average age when Bulimia begins is 20
4. Over-training actually creates a decline in physical performance