МЕДИИ § Хранителни Нарушения. II част

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Get Real about Eating Disorders:

Get Real about Eating Disorders

Get Real Information:

Get Real Information Weight gain during adolescence is normal and should be expected On average girls ages 11-14 will gain 40 pounds as they go through puberty Boys grow taller before they gain muscle, this process can take several years Some kids grow out then up, others will grow up then out…everybody is different! Puberty and late teen/early adult years are the two most common times of onset for an eating disorder

Get Real Information:

Get Real Information Dieting can have serious, even life-threatening, side effects Dieting behaviors can spiral out of control into an eating disorder Anorexia: dramatic weight loss, phobic fear of fat Bulimia: cycles of binge eating and attempts to purge through compensatory behaviors Binge Eating Disorder: frequent episodes of uncontrolled binge eating

Get Real Information:

Get Real Information The contributing factors and effects of eating disorders are complex Eating Disorders arise from a combination of behavioral, emotional, biological, interpersonal and social factors. Risk Factors: Low self-esteem Feelings of inadequacy, lack of control Depression, anxiety Troubled family or personal relationships Difficulty expressing emotions History of being teased or ridiculed based on size, shape or appearance Perfectionism, achievement-oriented Desire for control History of trauma (sexual abuse, domestic violence)

Get Real – Stay Healthy:

Get Real – Stay Healthy Listen to your body Think of food as fuel Avoid extremes – focus on moderation, balance, variety Beware of the “good foods” vs. “bad foods” dichotomy What are your cravings telling you?

Get Real – Get Real Help:

Get Real – Get Real Help Know the warning signs Follow your instincts, trust your concerns Early detection is crucial, recovery is possible

Get Real – Get Real Help:

Get Real – Get Real Help How to help a friend or loved one Follow your instincts, inform yourself about eating disorders Share your concerns in a supportive way Mention specific examples and share feelings Express your love and support Be prepared with resources: www.NationalEatingDisorders.org Information & Referral Helpline: 800.931.2237

Get Real – Get Involved:

Get Real – Get Involved What can I do? Remove ads and photos from magazines that promote unhealthy appearance ideals Surround yourself with positive images and messages Compliment accomplishments and characteristics before appearance Use your buying power: write letters to companies and advertisers, shop selectively

Get Real!:

Get Real! “The pursuit of perfection is, in truth, an empty, endless cycle that leaves (us) emotionally and spiritually bereft, as a preoccupation with external appearance undermines inner beauty.” -- Margo Maine, Body Wars

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