Eating DisordersThere are many different types of eating disorders. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge eating and compulsive eating are the main disorders you may hear most about. While various symptoms do occur with each and they all tend to carry their own, it is important to understand why eating disorders begin in the first place.
Teenagers often are at risk for anorexia or bulimia. Not only do teens find they are not happy with their appearance but sometimes they are ridiculed by their peers and seek outside ways to comfort themselves. Sometimes, they decide not to eat at all or if they are forced to eat, they find ways to ensure they arenít ìstuckî with the food. Bulimia and Anorexia are common because teens want to look thin. They want to be accepted and sometimes the desire for acceptance drives them to these two diseases.
The binge or compulsive eating disorders strike those who feel most out of control. After binge eating, a person generally feels extremely guilty which begins a whole new cycle of problems. The binge or compulsive eating disorders can be as dangerous as Anorexia or Bulimia and should be approached cautiously as well.
There are marked physical symptoms in all eating disorders. These symptoms range from guilt and anxiety to hiding food for the binge eater to wearing baggy clothes to hide the weight loss in anorexia. Everyone has a way to try to hide their problems and eating disorders are often the disorders which people feel most compelled to try and hide the problem. Still, there are some very noticeable symptoms evident in those who have problems with eating habits.
Physical and mental conditions are the end results from eating disorders which mean it is very important for people to begin eating healthy early in life so they can maintain a well balanced nutritional plan throughout their entire lives. This is simple to do really and if parents will work diligently at meal planning and talking to their children about health and wellness through diet and exercise, many eating disorders could perhaps be avoided.
We do not recommend a Teen Boot Camp as a solution for Eating Disorder. We recommend a Treatment program or Facility that handles these type of issues directly.