Our topic is about spreading body positivity and we hope to show that everyone is beautiful in their own body. We all shouldn't believe that there's an ideal body shape. All body shapes are unique and should be loved.
What happens when people don't accept their body?
Eating disorders could be developed prior to one not loving their body the way they are.
Some people take dieting and exercising to an extreme and that could cause harm to their body.
It is said that eating disorders are a lifestyle choice, but what people don't realize is that what they are doing to their body is dangerous and could be fatal.
The common eating disorders found are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder.
People with this condition often see themselves as "fat" even though they are underweight.
They over obsess with maintaining themselves "skinny" and have the impulse of weighting themselves to make sure they aren't gaining weight.
There's a high mortality rate connected with this condition and it can be affected by both men and women.
Bulimia Nervosa People with this condition binge-eat. They then force themselves to vomit and use diuretics that help get rid of the body's excess water. Other behaviors of this condition is fasting and exercising excessively
Binge Eating Disorder People with this condition have no control of the amount of food they ingest. The difference between this disorder and bulimia nervosa is that fact that after the binge eating, the people with this condition do not purge, exercise, or abstain from food. It's said that this is the most common eating disorder and people with this condition are often obese.
“Eating Disorders.” National Institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/eating-disorders/index.shtml.
“Eating Disorders: MedlinePlus.” MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information for You, medlineplus.gov/eatingdisorders.html.
Anyone can be affected by an eating disorder. We get to choose if we want to take care of our body or not. Love yourselves and be confident of your body.