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Transcript of Body Image
By Anna, Brooke, Erin
Anorexia: when a person stops
eating or excessively exercises in
fear of gaining weight
She was the smallest kid in her grade but she thought that her thighs and stomach were huge. By the age of eight, she started worrying about weight. When she was 12, she ate high carb. and high fat food and also refused meat. At age 16, she stopped eating. She lost seven pounds in a week and soon weighed 88 lbs. In the end, she was hospitalized for depression and anorexia.
Binge Eating: when a person eats a lot of food in a short period of time
85% tend to be female
64% are at the normal weight range
Usually at a younger age - as young as 6
The people usually know that their patterns are irregular
If she was happy, she ate. If she was sad, she ate. Sometimes she would just go to the fridge and stare at it until she found something she wanted, and ate it. At night, she would sneak food to her room, and ate it. It took her 30 years to control her eating habits. Now, she leads a healthy life style.
Bulimia: the act of overeating and then purposely throwing it up or taking laxatives
She was really into diving and had to maintain a weight of 100 lbs. This meant losing 23 pounds. For an active girl like her, this was too low. She lost the 23 lbs, but in doing so, she became obsessed with calories. Only eating an apple would cause her to want to throw it up, so she would. It ruined her life and diving career.
4% have binge eating
5% of the U.S. population
57% get treatment
3% of all women are anorexic
2-3% get treatment
1 in 5 will die
86% of people who have anorexia, will get anorexia before the age of 20
Often pressured in athletics to be stronger
15% of all with bulimia are males
Over one million males have an eating disorder in the U.S.
Boy's eating disorders often go untreated
This boy ate an apple everyday at lunch for four months. He was not getting enough food and was excessively exercising. He only wanted to gain weight if it was muscle, but almost never did. He nearly died on his 16th birthday and was sent to a mental hospital to recover. Now, he is teaching people about eating disorders.
Pressure in athletics
Need people to help you
Cultural, family and peer pressure
Concerns about body shape or weight
Genetic and biological factors
Psychotherapist, nutritionist, nurse
should be involved
months and even
What it does to the body
Cheeks may become swollen and puffy
Rapid mood swings
What it does to the body
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Erosion of teeth
Skinny - Donna Cooner
Perfect - Natasha Friend
Reasons to be Happy - Katrina Kittle
Tahiti: people find larger bodies more attractive
Fiji: Larger bodies are signs of health and connectedness. Skinny people are regarded with pity
Jamaica: Fat is associated with kindness and happiness
Let's play a game
Before and After Picture
a mental disease