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  • 1. Eating Disorders
  • 2. Body Image All Shapes and Sizes Laser
  • 3. Body image facts…
    • The models in magazines are airbrushed and computer altered
    • There are 3 billion women who don’t look like supermodels and only eight who do.
    • Marilyn Monroe wore a size 14
  • 4. More…
    • If Barbie was a real woman, she’d have to walk on all fours due to her proportions
    • A study found that three minutes spent looking at a fashion magazine caused 70% of women to feel depressed, guilty, and shameful.
  • 5. Eating Disorders…
    • Are a combination of physical and emotional symptoms that occur when people eat, or don’t eat, compulsively.
    • Examples are: eating to forget troubles, fight boredom, or to punish others-or not eating to show will power.
  • 6. Three main eating disorders…
    • Obesity
    • Anorexia nervosa
    • Bulimia
  • 7. Anorexia Nervosa
    • Means “without hunger” but actually most anorexics think about food all the time
    • Essentially self starvation
    • 90% are female
    • Out of touch with reality about their body image
  • 8. How it begins…
    • Many times it starts as a diet during adolescence.
    • Compliments come her way and she keeps right on going.
    • May be related to a major life change(such as graduating, moving, divorce, puberty)
    • Dieting is a way she can maintain some control in her life.
  • 9. Anorexics usually are…
    • Good daughters
    • Good friends
    • Good students
    • Perfectionists
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    • About 10% of anorexics die-usually due to damage to the heart or suicide.
    • Anorexics need professional help to fight this disorder. Most of the time the whole family needs to have counseling.
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    • The following pictures are of young women with severe eating disorders.
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  • 20. Bulimia
    • Bulimics gorge themselves and purge. They may vomit or use laxatives or do both.
    • Some bulimics can eat up to 15,000 calories in a single sitting.
    • Many people have symptoms of both bulimia and anorexia.
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    • Most bulimics are female but there are many males who develop this problem.
    • Throwing up gets rid of more than food. It can interfere with the way the heart works and can bring on irregular heart rhythms, even heart failure and death.
    • It can also shrink the brain.
  • 22. More problems…
    • The constant vomiting can cause stomach acid to burn holes in the esophagus, darken and weaken teeth, swell salivary glands, and break blood vessels in the eyes.
  • 23. Careers and activities where more eating disorders occur.
    • Gymnastics
    • Cheerleading
    • Ice skating
    • Dancing
    • Wrestling
    • Horse racing
    • Modeling/acting
  • 24. Symptoms of Eating Disorders
    • Excessive thinness
    • Obsession with foods, calories, nutrition
    • Excessive exercise
    • Body extremities are cold and may have a blue hue-long hair appears on arms and legs
    • Tendency to wear loose fitting clothing to hide body shape
  • 25. More symptoms…
    • Always talking about or trying to diet
    • Dramatic weight fluctuations
    • Locking themselves in the bathroom after meals and running water to cover the sound of purging
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    • Watch the following clips about people with eating disorders.
  • 27. Do You Have an Eating Disorder? Answer True or False
    • 1. Even though people tell me I’m thin I feel fat.
    • 2. I get upset if I can’t exercise.
    • 3. I worry about what I eat.
    • 4. If I gain weight, I get upset and depressed.
    • 5. I feel guilty when I eat.
    • 6. I would rather die than be fat.
    • 7. I would rather eat by myself than with others.
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    • 8. I don’t talk about what I eat because no one understands.
    • 9. I have a secret stash of food.
    • 10. When I eat, I’m afraid I won’t be able to stop.
    • 11. I lie about what I eat.
    • 12. I get upset when people urge me to eat.
    • 13. Sometimes I think my eating or exercising isn’t normal.
  • 29. Number of true statements…
    • 2-3: You have a mild preoccupation with weight and appearance. Re-evaluate. Don’t lose control.
    • 4-6: Reason for concern. Should check with your doctor and an eating disorder specialist.
    • 7 or more: You are in danger. See your doctor and specialist right away.
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