Type of Eating Disorders. The passage Helped Me I Hope It Will Help You..."Why are you down cast, O my soul? Why do disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I praise God my Savior." Psalm 42:5 Deception of LOvely the echo
–Weight varies usually normal weight or overweight
–Binges by eating large amounts of food in a short period of time, then purges by vomiting and or abusing laxatives. Cycle of binging and purging according to National Eating Disorders Assoc.
–Obsessed with weight and appearance
–Changes in weight, ulcers, sores in the mouth, sore throat, dehydration, dental problems, weakness, fatigue
–Depression, anxiety, feelings of guilt, self destructive behavior.
–Underweight BMI or less than 17.5%
–Takes few calories, may eat only a limited variety of foods Believe they are fat even when they are underweight. Obsessed with weight and appearance
–Extreme weight loss, low blood pressure, heart problems, kidney problems, hair loss, weakness, fatigue, nutritional deficiencies, cessation of menstruation
–Depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviors, denial that there is a problem, feat of gaining weight.
–Withdrawn, may refuse to eat in front of others.
–Not taken care of leads to heart attack to death
–WARNING SIGNS: excess rigid exercise regimen, dramatic weight loss, withdrawal from usual friends and activities, avoid mealtimes, frequent comments about feeing “fat”
Binge Eating Disorders
–They don’t usually purge after eating.
–Find comfort in food and react positively to enjoyable tastes or the physical feelings of fullness. Bings by eating large amount of food in a short period of time, may restrict food in between binges. History of weight stigma
–Maybe overly focused on weight and appearance
–Excessive weight gain, high blood pressure, diabetes, joint pain, fatigue
–Depression, feelings of guilt or self hatred. In such cases people have low self esteem that they simply think they lack the control to be discerning about what they eat, so they overly indulge at all times.
–Childhood trauma (abuse. Neglect, ect…)
–Maybe withdrawn, may seem overly sensitive
Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)
They don’t meet all the requirements or specific diagnoses. From restricting all foods to very special foods, amounts of food or binging in nontraditional ways. OSFED is the umbrella for any unnamed cases of disrupted eating.
When I wrote Deceptions of Lovely the Echo my intention was to show how having food disorder issues effected me. It was all a mind game seeing my body as not measuring up. The little voice inside of my head kept ringing in my ears. "Too fat...too ugly...need to lose weight so others will you..!" It wasn't until I fainted in school because of not eating. It was a wake up call for me. Always been a HSP (highly sensitive person with lots of allergies and sensitivities. I had issues eating for fear of reactions. So, I would prefer not eating. After my fainting spell, I found help. They helped me find myself and learn to accept myself as me. That lead me to write One of a Kind. Even today it's a daily struggle. It's a work in process. I hope you would get the chance to read Deceptions of Lovely the Echo. Food disorders isn't something to play around with. If you or a love one has food issues please seek help and talk to your medical provider they would guide you for assistant you need.
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