Eating disorders can manifest as weight problems, body dissatisfaction, or eating issues. These eating disorders can include inability to control food consumption, restrictive diets and restricted food intake. Anorexia Nervosa, a form of eating disorder that causes an individual to lose weight, is one example. In anorexia nervosa, the individual fears gaining weight and has body image issues (Kearney & Trull, 2016). Sooki is an excellent example of anorexia. She is aware of her body, and doesn’t want to gain more than 90.0 pounds. An individual’s BMI determines how severe anorexia is. Kearney and Trull (2016) have found that people with anorexia “nervosa” do indeed experience an appetite. This is contrary to what many believe.
Bulimia nervosa can be defined as overeating and/or overindulgence with food intake, using inappropriate methods to lose weight, self-examination which is greatly influenced and influenced in part by the person’s evaluation of their body shape and weight. Binge eating is when you eat a lot of food in a very short time. The quantity of food eaten in less than two hours is often more than what the majority of individuals would consume in such a little time frame (Kearney & Trull, 2016). Binge-eating is most common in the privacy of one’s home and can often be caused by insecurity, fear, or despair.
Binge eating disorder refers to episodes of uncontrollable overeating that cause discomfort. A person must binge eat at least once per week over a period of three months in order to be considered an eating disorder. Other symptoms of this disorder include eating at a faster rate, continuing to eat even when one feels full, consuming large amounts of food regardless of whether one is full, eating in secret due to the quantity of food consumed, and being consumed with guilt, depression, and disgust after overeating (Kearney & Trull, 2016). People with binge-eating disorders are uncomfortable about their food choices and may seek weight loss assistance. Sporadic binging refers to the ingestion of large amounts of food over a brief period. Other eating disorders include restricted eating, excessive eating, and body image awareness.