Health Problems: Eating Disorders
Timothy N. Mossman
"Beauty starts from the inside out."
This means if you feel good about
yourself, people will see you as a happy
the Inside Out
learned about eating disorders from a guest speaker
who came to my college. She is a nurse and a
professional about eating disorders, so she knew
how bad it is. First, why do girls have eating
disorders? Because girls want to lose weight, they
eat only a little or stop eating all together, or
they eat too much and then throw up.
learned that these diseases are known as anorexia
and bulimia. These diseases are bad for the body.
It takes from three to five years to recover.
Sometimes people die.
do girls want to lose weight? Some think if they
become thin, they can become happy; for example,
they think they can get a boyfriend. Another reason
is the influence of fashion magazines. There are a
lot of magazines in the world. There are a lot of
thin models in these magazines. They are very thin
and look nice, but this guest speaker asked us, "
Do you think this is normal?" Her answer was no.
She said that in the world, people have small and
thin body types. Also, she said sometimes pictures
are not real because they are often edited to make
people look more beautiful, so I felt that I don't
need worry about my body shape.
I was impressed with her words. She said, "Beauty
starts from the inside out." This means if you feel
good about yourself, people will see you as a happy
and beautiful, so I think the most important thing
is to have a smile on your face, be positive, and
try to enjoy life.
Disorders are a Serious Problem for
disorders are a very serious problem for women. I
learned that women have this disease because they
feel very uneasy about themselves. What are eating
disorders? The most common eating disorders are
anorexia and bulimia. Anorexics eat so little that
they become dangerously thin. Bulimics, on the
other hand, eat huge amounts of food in a single
sitting, and, immediately get rid of the food by
vomiting, or other means, such as using laxatives.
For example, a woman may begin to diet if someone
tells her ,"You are fat", so she will feel uneasy
about herself. She gets worried about herself, and
eats less and less each day. Then she becomes
dangerously thin. This is anorexia. As a result,
anorexics and bulimics are over weight or afraid of
becoming over weight. Eating disorders are very
terrible. These diseases are difficult to treat,
but the most important thing is feeling good about
yourself. And if you diet, you should have more
information and consult a doctor.
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