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  • 1.Avoiding the Trap: The belief that PERFECT people have PERFECT bodies and live PERFECT lives!

2. Todays Societal Pressure

  • From flipping the pages of your favorite magazine to flipping channels with the television remote; people are constantly being bombarded with images of thin people.

3. Then and Now

  • THEN - in the 1950s Marilyn Monroe was looked at as a sex symbol; today she would be considered overweight.

4. Then and Now

  • NOW - children are seeing female actors taking their weight to the extremes.

5. Staggering Stats

  • About 1% of female adolescents have anorexia.
  • 4% of college-aged women have Bulimia.
  • Only about 10% of those with anorexia or bulimia are men.
  • Primarily affects teens, but children as young as five and as old as seventy-six have been affected.

6. More stats

  • About 60% of adults are overweight and about 1/3 of those are obese.
  • About 72% of alcoholic women younger than 30 also have an eating disorder.
  • Without any treatment about 20% die.
  • With treatment about 60% recover fully and about 20% make only partial recovery.

7. What our kids are told is beautiful

    • Height 60
    • Weight 101 lbs.
    • Size 4
    • Bust 39
    • Waist 19
    • Hips33

8. What our kids dont see as REALITY

    • Height 5 4
    • Weight 145 lbs.
    • Size 12-14
    • Bust 36-38
    • Waist 30-33
    • Hips 40-42

9. Types of Eating Disorders

  • Anorexia Nervosa-the relentless pursuit of thinness.
  • Bulimia Nervosa- the diet-binge-purge disorder.
  • Binge Eating- uncontrollable urge to eat

10. Less Common Disorders

  • Anorexia Athletica- compulsive exercise
  • Muscle dysmorphia- opposite of anorexia
  • Rumination disorder- food regurgitation
  • Pica- craving of non-food items
  • Chew and spit- tastes and chews food but will not swallow.

11. Anorexia Nervosa

  • Person will refuse to maintain normal weight.
  • Weighs 85% or less than normal for age and height.
  • Is terrified of being fat.
  • Reports of feeling very fat.
  • Often associated with depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

12. Bulimia Nervosa

  • Person binge eats.
  • Feeling out of control while eating.
  • Vomits, exercises, and misuses laxatives to get rid of calories.
  • Believes self-worth requires being thin.
  • Weight is usually normal or near normal.
  • Diets when not binging so becomes hungry and binges again.

13. Binge Eating Disorder

  • Binge eats frequently and repeatedly.
  • Feels out of control and unable to stop eating during binge.
  • Feels guilty and ashamed of binge eating.
  • Has a history of diet failures.
  • Tends to be depressed and obese.
  • Usually eat for emotional reasons.

14. Warning Signs

  • Food Behaviors
    • Skipping meals
    • Small portions
    • Refusal to eat in front of others
    • Cooks for entire household, but will not eat meal
    • Always has an excuse of why not to eat
    • Becomes disgusted with former food favorites
    • Usually seen drinking diet soda

15. Signs, cont.

  • Appearance and Body Image Behaviors
    • Sudden loss of weight
    • Fear of gaining weight
    • Wears baggy clothing
    • Obsesses about size of clothes
    • Complains of being fat
    • Spends a lot of time in front of mirror finding things to criticize

16. Signs, cont.

  • Exercise Behaviors
    • Exercises compulsively and excessively
    • Athletic performance begins to suffer
    • Refuses to change workout routine

17. Signs, cont.

  • Thoughts and Beliefs
    • Loses ability to think logically
    • Becomes irrational and denies anything being wrong
    • Becomes argumentative
    • Has trouble concentrating
    • Envious of thin people

18. Signs, cont.

  • Feelings
    • Will not discuss feelings
    • Becomes moody, irritable, cross
    • Feels that they do not fit in so avoid friends and activities
    • Feels inadequate
    • Experiences depression, anxiety, guilt, and loneliness

19. Signs, cont.

  • Social Behaviors
    • Tries to please everyone
    • Tend to avoid sexual activity
    • Tries to control what and where family eats
    • Person craves true intimacy but at same time is terrified of it
    • Lack of impulse control

20. Medical Complications

  • Anorexia
    • Damage to vital organs especially heart and brain
    • Stop menstruating
    • Blood pressure drops
    • Nails and hair becomes brittle
    • Lowering of body temperature; always cold
    • dehydration

21. Medical Complications

  • Bulimia
    • Swollen joints
    • Light-headed
    • Loss of calcium in bones
    • Irregular heart rhythms and heart failure
    • Rupture of stomach
    • Loss of enamel on teeth
    • Scaring on back of hands

22. Medical Complications

  • Binge Eating
    • Obese
    • High cholesterol
    • High blood pressure
    • Diabetes
    • Increased risk of gallbladder disease, heart disease, and many types of cancer

23. Simplistic Causes

  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Need to have control of something
  • Heredity
  • Fathers/brothers view on weight

24. Where to go for Help

  • Call local physician or admit to a hospital specializing in eating disorders
  • Internet sites


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