Diet Fads and Eating Disorders in Antelope Valley Nevada
Are you one to jump on the band wagon when a new diet has our society’s attention in Antelope Valley Nevada? Do you restrict yourself from certain foods or limit which meals for the day you’re going to skip? Learn about what is acceptable and what can be dangerous eating habits that can lead to an eating disorder.
According to an article at empoweredparents.com, “Food Restrictions, Skipping Meals, and Eating Disorder“
“Typically considered to be acceptable behaviors because they have become such common behaviors, fad dieting and food restriction in various forms have become the norm in our society today. Restricting certain food groups, skipping meals and even vegetarianism in certain situations have come to be known as “healthy eating.”
“I am not hungry; I already ate with my friends, I’m late now…I’ll grab a bite after work” in some instances become excuses to cover-up pathological concerns with weight, appearance and/or body image.
In some instances they may become signs of incipient eating disorders; dieting can be a primary trigger to the onset of a clinical eating disorder where an individual may have a genetic propensity to develop anorexia or bulimia. Dieting individuals who develop eating disorders, in describing triggers to their disease, confide that after starting an innocent diet, they just kept on eating ‘healthier and healthier’ till suddenly they found themselves tyrannized by pathological compulsions. The long-term effects of fad dieting in childhood may also result in permanent damage to the metabolism and disequilibrium in one’s relationship with food, resulting in over-weight conditions in adult years.
I was recently contacted by a television producer and invited to appear as an expert in a segment discussing an experiment conducted by two English reporters who attempted to starve themselves for a period of six weeks in the interest of better understanding the anorexia phenomenon.
One of them became so despondent and uncomfortable; she dropped out of the experiment. The other became increasingly excited about the process of becoming thinner and thinner, felt an emotional high from the ordeal, and ultimately began to exercise compulsively, purge her food in her increasing determination to lose more and more weight, become competitive with others about thinness, etc. Through this show, the producer sought to put across the simplistic message that fad diets are bad because they cause eating disorders.”
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