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Eating Disorder: Bulimia

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Tameka Briggs

on 21 March 2014

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Bulimia Nervosa
What Category it Belongs to
Bulimia belongs under that category of an Eating Disorder
There is more than one type of eating disorder such as:
It's Symptoms
Broken blood vessels in the eyes
Hello and welcome to our presentation on an Eating Disorder called
Near the end of the presentation we will ask a few questions based on what you will know about Bulimia and shall be kindly be rewarded.

Did You Know?
Is a psychological eating disorder
What is Bulimia?
What is an Eating Disorder?
An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating.
Variations of the Disorder
Quiz Time
Risk Factor(s)
The Common Misconceptions
Are you obsessed with your body and your weight?
Ask yourself if these questions to determine if you are Bulimic:
This a picture of the before and after effects of purging.
This picture reads: Bulimia "Twice the taste, zero the calories"
Immediate causes of bulimia nervosa are unclear, though it could stem from a number of factors such as:
Purging Type: During the current episode of Bulimia Nervosa, the person has regularly engaged in self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas
Binge: Engaging in excessive or uncontrolled indulgence in food or drink.
What is Purge and Binge?

Breaking the binging and purging cycle
Bulimia Nervosa affects between 1% to 4% of women in Canada
Bulimia is and easy way to lose weight
Here is a quote from the book:
“I failed eating, failed drinking, failed not cutting myself into shreds. Failed friendship. Failed sisterhood and daughter hood. Failed mirrors and scales and phone calls. Good thing I'm stable. ”
“You’re not dead, but you’re not alive, either. caught in between the worlds. You’re a ghost with a beating heart. Soon you’ll cross the border”
Bulimia is found among to Caucasians, however this is changing.
The Cycle of Bulimia
This is their motive:
- Get thin
- Forget the need to eat
- Cut the fat
But no matter how hard they try, this is how they still perceive themselves: FAT
(That they don't fit the image)
Bulimia is frequently associated with symptoms of depression
In food terms : Calories
For females, loss of menstrual periods
Bulimia is felt to be related to a person's dissatisfaction with their own body image, although the exact cause is not known

Bulimia is characterized by episodes of secretive excessive eating [binging] followed by inappropriate methods of weight control, such as self-induced vomiting [purging]
Crave food.
Ashamed, Depressed
Guilt, Self-loathing
"I've failed"
Might as well eat more
Break the Rule & Eat
The Cycle of Bulimia:
This is how it starts
Strict Diet
Purge - Vomit, Laxatives
You will be asked at least

Can rupture throat and esophagus
Dental problems
Electrolyte imbalance
Purge: To remove by cleansing or purifying
Professional help (Therapy) for self esteem help, develop healthier meal plans, and mental thoughts about weight
Stay away triggers, like fitness or fashion magazines, "Pro-Mia"(Promoting Bulimia) websites
Social Values
such as admired thinness

Family history,
your chances of developing bulimia are increased if one of your family members is living with bulimia

Own personal life and traits
, such as perfectionism, or stressors from work and family. Uncomfortable emotions such as sadness and anger act as triggers
, chemicals in the brain
Men make up the 10-15% of the population of those who have Bulimia/Anorexia
12 out of 100 students will struggle with an Eating Disorder
The word 'Bulimia Nervosa' comes from the Greek origin meaning, "Ravenous Hunger"
An average binge is said to happen around 11 times a week
Binge Eating Disorder [BED]
Anorexia Nervosa [AN]
Bulimia Nervosa [BN]
Over Eating [OE]
Quick Question
Who does Bulimia mostly effect? (Children, Teens, Adults, Seniors?)

Alternating between fasting and overeating
Frequent bathroom breaks after meals
Guilt of food (having to hide certain foods)
No weight gain
Excessive exercising
Lack of control when eating
Puffy cheeks (chipmunk like)
Colour change in teeth
Not underweight
Scars on hands
Thank you and we hope you've learned something new
A question will be asked
You raise your hand (Whoever had their hand was up first)
Answer correctly and you shall be rewarded with a thumbs up (if the answer is correct)
Question One:
Who does Bulimia mostly effect?
Question Two:
Name 3 physical and 'non-physical' symptoms
Question Three:
Name 2 out of the 10 harmful effects mentioned
Question Four:
What does EDNOS stand for?
Question Five:

What are the four causes of Bulimia?
Question Six:
Name the order of the Bulimia Cycle
Question Seven:
[ ] is the most common diagnosis among people who seek help
b: BED
d: BN
Question Eight:
True of False
Bulimia always leads to Anorexia
Question Nine: Random Guess
Which came first? Anxiety or an Eating Disorder
Question Ten: How did it go again?
[ ] female college students are more likely to report binge eating, fasting and laxative abuse, than [ ], though they are less likely to seek treatment
a: Asian
b: White
c: Indian
d: Black
blank one:
blank two:
a: Hispanic
b: White
c: Black
d: Asian
Anything you would like to add on?
Being confident, realistic and rational can be listed as some ways to prevent bulimia.
Males who suffer are often Homosexuals
Brittney Spears, Kesha, Princess Diana, Joan Rivers, Elton John, Russell Brand, Paula Abdul, Jane Fonda, Sharon Osborne, Josh Ramsay and Lady Gaga and more
Shattering glass
1,2,3 she's grown out on her own
pretty young lady
strutting her stuff on the street
all eyes on her and she smiles
knowing she's got em' where she wants em'
but not knowing they already know her secret
because it reflects
her true colours, beneath the many layers.
It's all about food
Out to seek attention
Once a Bulimic, always a Bulimic
It's a choice
With Bulimia, you have control
Risk of death from suicide or medical complications is increased for eating disorders
90% of people diagnosed with Bulimia are women
Bulimia is more likely to begin in the teenage years
People struggling with bulimia nervosa usually appear to be of average body weight.
The word 'Purge' comes from the Latin
= To cleanse
In scientifically: Kilocalories
Do you vomit or take laxatives to control your weight?
Do you feel guilty, ashamed, or depressed after you eat?
Do you ever eat until you feel sick?
Are you afraid that when you start eating, you won’t be able to stop?
Does food and dieting dominate your life?
Non-purging Type: During the current episode of Bulimia Nervosa, the person has used other inappropriate compensatory behaviors, such as fasting or excessive exercise, but has not regularly engaged in self-induced vomiting or the misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas
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