Every day, we are surrounded by different messages from different sources that impact the way we feel about the way we look. For some, poor body image is a sign of a serious problem: an eating disorder. Eating disorders are not just about food. They are often a way to […]Continue readingEating Disorders
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are characterized by a disturbance in perception of one’s own body shape and weight. People with anorexia nervosa refuse to maintain a minimally normal body weight, which can lead to emaciation, failing physical health, and even death. People with bulimia nervosa, the most common eating disorder, engage in secretive binge eating followed by self-induced vomiting, the misuse of laxatives, fasting, or excessive exercise. While people of all ages and both sexes can experience eating disorders, they commonly affect young women.
National Eating Disorder Information Centre is a Canadian, non-profit organization that provides information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation.