Eating disorders and body image
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  • 1. Eating Disorders and Body Image
  • 2. anorexia Anorexic people think they are fat, even when they are not. They don’t eat enough food.
  • 3. Symptoms of anorexia • Someone with anorexia might: • become very thin, frail, or emaciated • be obsessed with eating, food, and weight control • weigh herself or himself repeatedly • deliberately "water load" when going to see a health professional to get weighed • count or portion food carefully • only eat certain foods, avoiding foods like dairy, meat, wheat, etc. (of course, lots of people who are allergic to a particular food or are vegetarians avoid certain foods) • exercise excessively • feel fat • withdraw from social activities, especially meals and celebrations involving food • be depressed, lethargic (lacking in energy), and feel cold a lot
  • 4. bulimia People with bulimia may be a normal weight, but they binge and purge. They may make themselves vomit.
  • 5. Symptoms of bulimia • fear weight gain • be unhappy with body size, shape, and weight • make excuses to go to the bathroom immediately after meals • only eat diet or low-fat foods (except during binges) • regularly buy laxatives, diuretics, or enemas • spend most of his or her time working out or trying to work off calories • withdraw from social activities, especially meals and celebrations involving food
  • 6. Binge eating
  • 7. What causes eating disorders? This is not beautiful or sexy. But fashion makes young girls think this is ok.
  • 8. Most women want to look like this. Not everyone can look like her, but most women can look pretty if they try.
  • 9. Full figured women Marilyn Monroe was thought to be one of the world’s most beautiful women 50 years ago.
  • 10. Corset A corset is unhealthy because it pushes a woman’s organs around.
  • 11. No one looks like the barbie on the left. If the barbie on the left were real
  • 12. Except this girl This cost a LOT of money. She will look scary when she is older. Don’t try this at home!
  • 13. Mens body image A body builder that probably uses steroids.
  • 14. Cosmetic surgery Sometimes it can go horribly wrong!
  • 15. Liposuction Liposuction sucks the fat out of your body.
  • 16. Leg lengthening surgery Some people REALLY want to be taller. This surgery is dangerous, expensive, painful and time consuming.
  • 17. Skin whitening In asian culture, white skin is considered beautiful. But whitening your skin can be unhealthy and expensive.
  • 18. Tanning Many westerners want to have a tan. The UV rays are bad for you skin. This women was arrested for bringing her daughter to a tanning booth.
  • 19. Hair loss and balding Men start to lose hair during puberty. It is caused by hormones and genes.
  • 20. Ways to fight hair loss Toupees and wigs. Minoxidil and Rogaine. Hair transplant
  • 21. Body fat percentage
  • 22. Questions • What is it called when someone is very thin because they don’t want to eat? • What is it called when people vomit to try to control their weight? • What kind of chart can we use to know how much we should weigh? • What is it called when people eat A LOT at one time? • What is it called when people lose their hair? • What is cosmetic surgery? • What is a corset for? • What is a healthy body fat percentage for a woman?
  • 23. Talk with a partner • What do you think a beautiful looks like? Is she thin? White? Athletic? • Do you know someone who has a body image problem, or an eating disorder? What is their problem? • How do you think the media effects our body image? • What are some healthy ways we can improve our body? • Do you think you want to have cosmetic surgery? What kind?