Bulimia is a condition in which a person tries to compensate for their tendencies to overeat
Although we talk a lot about diets and healthy eating habits, we often forget the topic of eating disorders. While keeping a check on the food we eat, it is important to observe whether or not the diet helps the body. Often eating habits can be part of eating disorders. And, it’s not always about junk food. Negative body image, stress, depression, anxiety, workload, and other lifestyle reasons can cause a person to adopt a biased eating habit. Here is a list of eating disorders and how they affect the body’s metabolism.
Seized by the fear of gaining weight, a person begins to eat less, which leads to anorexia. This condition often leads to a dangerously thin body. Lack of adequate nutrition leaves the person undernourished and affects different physiological processes. Often, a negative body image of oneself leads to this condition. Lower than normal weight and low energy levels are the adverse effects of anorexia.
Large meals may have become a fad lately. But that doesn’t save him from the bad name of an eating disorder. In this condition, a person tends to overeat. The eating habit leads to eating more often and in large quantities. This leads to becoming overweight. The extra calorie intake can lead to other serious health issues.
Overeating is definitely a problem when it comes to following a daily diet. But bulimia is a condition in which a person tries to compensate for their tendencies to overeat. Often this desire to balance the effects of excessive food intake leads to drastic measures. Because of bulimia, a person may try to vomit more often and more willingly. People may be tricked into taking diet pills or engaging in unnecessary heavy exercise.
Other Specified Eating and Eating Disorders (OSFED)
This condition occurs when a person has symptoms of an eating disorder but does not meet all of the criteria for anorexia nervosa or binge eating or bulimia nervosa. In purging disorder, a person experiences self-induced vomiting, uses laxatives and diuretics to control weight, and engages in excessive physical exercise. Night eating syndrome is part of OSFED. In this case, a person experiences episodes of binge eating. Extreme mood swings are often the result of this condition.
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