Today marks the start of “National Eating Disorders Awareness Week”, and a University of the Sciences professor says the problem is not just limited to young women.
When talking to teens about weight loss, you should talk about “healthy eating”. Just focusing on weight loss could lead to an eating disorder.
Millions of people, mainly women, have eating disorders. But most are too guilty or embarrassed to admit it. Now, with some famous people leading the way, experts say it’s starting to change.
Children who were teased about their weight are more likely to try fasting, skipping meals, vomiting, or using diet pills or laxatives as adults.
The attention being paid to purging disorder is relatively new, but there are women who have this condition.