• Eating Disorders Food Disorder Children
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    Many people may ask: What is an eating disorder? A simple definition of an eating disorder is abnormal patterns of behavior and thought. All eating disorders have shared characteristics. There is fear of becoming fat, drive to become thin, an obsession with food, weight, and calories. Families of sufferers also have an increased incidence of depression, obesity, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Two main eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Anorexia is an eating disord...
  • Adolescent Eating Behaviors Behavior Food Children
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    Adolescence is a stage in life that has many biological, cognitive and sociocultural changes. This stage in life is when individuals are most vulnerable and health behaviors play an important role in their future. An adolescent this day in age is bombarded with many behaviors that can affect their future such as; smoking, drug use, and sex. These behaviors can carry immediate and severe consequences but there are other health behaviors such as eating choices and physical activity that can carry ...
  • Obesity Pen Fen
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    Obesity America has become a society obsessed with appearance, especially weight. We are conditioned at a young age to believe the only way to be normal is to beth in. This norm is projected to millions of Americans each day through television, magazines, billboards and every other form of media and advertising. How are people to know acceptance and happiness with themselves and others when our culture propagates what the perfect body should be. It is the search for the elusive, perfect body tha...
  • Eating Habits Dealing With Stress Women
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    Emotional Eaters Definition Approximately 75% of overeating is caused by emotions (Armitage and Conner 102). An eating disorder is when a person consumes large quantities of food in response to feelings and not hunger. Examples of these psychological feelings are anxiety, depression, loneliness, anger, stress and boredom. Stress has a big effect on a person's food intake because they fail to distinguish between anxiety and hunger (Armitage and Conner 104). There are two hypotheses linking stress...
  • Body Image Women Chinese Slim
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    In essence, body image is an attitude toward the body. Body image is a complex psychological phenomenon that is an essential part of overall self-esteem. A person! s satisfaction and general self-esteem tend to be highly related. The prevalence of the body image ideals among Chinese women is significantly lower than the prevalence among American women. Chinese admire women who have the slim body image that means beauty. And all Chinese women expect to be a slim girl. Chinese women emphasize eat...