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Title: Body Image, Eating Disorders, and FAD diets


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Body Image,Eating Disorders,and FAD diets
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What is Body Image?
  • Body Image is how you see and feel about your
    appearance AND how comfortable you are with your
    body

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What defines Body Image?
  • CULTURE and SOCIETY!
  • Clothing models and media stars set a standard
    for attractiveness and acceptability.
  • GET THIS Models represent less than 1 percent of
    the population AND are heavily airbrushed!

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What does it mean to have a healthy body image?
  • Listen to what your body tells you- eat when you
    need to, stop when youre full
  • Appreciate and care for your body
  • Have realistic expectations about your size based
    on your familys genes
  • Realize your weight and body shape can change
    frequently and rapidly in teens

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Unhealthy Role Models
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Healthy Body Image Role Models
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Eating Disorders
  • Eating disorders are conditions that involve
    UNHEALTHY concern about body weight and shape
  • Leads to controlling weight in unhealthy means.
  • THOUSANDS of people die each year from
    complications related to eating disorders

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Common Eating Disorders
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Bingeing or binge eating

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Are you at RISK for developing an EATING DISORDER?
  • Prefer to eat alone?
  • Thinking about food often?
  • Overly critical about body size, shape?
  • Eating a lot of diet foods?
  • Weighing yourself often/every day?

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Anorexia Nervosa
  • Anorexia Nervosa is Self-starvation
  • Leads to a distorted body image (thinking one is
    overweight when underweight)
  • Someone with anorexia may consume only a few
    hundred calories PER DAY
  • Their bodies begin feeding on ITSELF as a source
    for energy

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Anorexia can lead to
  • Intense fear of weight gain
  • Loss of menstrual cycle
  • Hair loss on head
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Low bone density
  • Organ failure
  • Heart failure
  • DEATH

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Bulimia Nervosa
  • Involves frequent episodes of binge eating and
    purging
  • Bingeing involves consuming large quantities of
    food at one time
  • Purging food through vomiting or laxatives,
    fasting, or over exercising

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Bulimia can lead to
  • Unhealthy weight loss
  • Blood shot eyes
  • Sore throat
  • Severe dehydration
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Depression and mood swings
  • Hair loss
  • Decay on tooth enamel and dental problems

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Binge Eating
  • Involves frequent binge eating but no purging
  • Accompanied by feelings of guilt, shame, and loss
    of control after binge session
  • A THIRD of people with weight problems suffer
    from binge eating disorders
  • Most binge eaters are overweight or obese!

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DONT
  • Look to Fad diets! A Fad Diet is a diet that
    requires major changes in your eating habits and
    promises quick results
  • Fad Diets or programs do NOT help with long term
    weight results!
  • Remember FAD diets are BAD diets!

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A FAD DIET.
  • Suggests limiting your diet and not including
    fruits, grains, vegetables, etc.
  • Diet pills- unhealthy means of weight loss
    through a pill that advertises weight loss
    without changing diet or exercise patterns
  • Surgery- changing structure of digestive tract,
    bypassing parts of the stomach- very risky-
    surgeries can lead to death!
  • Low Carbohydrate Diets- causes liver problems and
    leads to lack of nutrients

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Whats the best advice?
  • The best way to manage weight
  • Eat a balanced diet that includes food from ALL
    food groups
  • As a teen, stay under 2,500 calories
  • As you get older, stay around 2,000
  • Get plenty of EXERCISE and SLEEP

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Help Available
  • Medical and psychological therapy
  • Family counseling
  • Nutritional counseling
  • ASK A TEACHER, FAMILY MEMBER, OR A TRUSTED ADULT!
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