Checklist: 11 signs, what are your problems with eating behavior
Nowadays, anyone can face a DISSOLUTION of FOOD BEHAVIOR, and this is not a joke: according to statistics, as a result of such disorders, one person dies every hour. These conditions include not only anorexia nervosa and bulimia, but also “drunken” eating, diabetes (a disorder in which people with diabetes refuse insulin in order to lose weight), dieting or “detox” systems; at the same time, a person’s perception of his own body and relations with food are disturbed. The reasons for the development of eating disorders are not entirely clear – both genetics and environmental factors, such as the influence of society and popular culture, play a role. This problem concerns people of any age, gender and gender. We have compiled a list of eleven symptoms that may indicate eating habits.
You are unhappy with your figure
One of the signs of an eating disorder (it goes in conjunction with others) is dissatisfaction with the reflection in the mirror. For example, it may seem that you have “too thick” legs, “too small” breasts or, in principle, “imperfect” parts of the body. Such thoughts adversely affect mood, self-confidence and health. Negative perception of body image is a common phenomenon: a Dove survey showed that approximately every second woman in Russia is dissatisfied with her appearance. Unfortunately, there are no high-quality Russian statistics on men, but judging by world trends, many of them are also dissatisfied with their bodies.
The most important reason for a negative attitude towards your body is the influence of unrealistic beauty stereotypes; The situation is aggravated by low self-esteem. A person may be worried about the opinions of others if negative statements about appearance have been haunted since childhood. Working with a psychotherapist and playing sports help to love oneself, but not because you can lose weight in this way. Physical activity makes it possible to see what the body is capable of regardless of size, improves mood and reduces feelings of anxiety.
You are embarrassed to eat and drink in public
Fear of eating in front of others can harm both socialization and nutrition. Food is an important part of life, whether it’s breaks between classes or couples, business lunches or dates in restaurants. Unwillingness to eat in public can be caused by the fear of condemnation for eating “too much”, “wrong” foods or not knowing how to do it “beautifully”. If the above is about you, try to figure out the reasons and understand what exactly you are afraid of. If there are people in the environment who refuse to take you to eat, it may be worth stopping communication with them, because food is your own business.
If the problem lies in the area of fear of “looking silly”, you should study the simple rules of etiquette and do not be shy to ask – remember that, for example, before the start of two thousandths with ubiquitous sushi no one knew how to eat with chopsticks. If the fear of eating and drinking in people is so unbearable that you are not able to do anything with it, it is worth talking to a therapist. There is nothing shameful about it – on the contrary, the ability to recognize that the help of a specialist is needed is a manifestation of strength.
You often have weakness or dizziness.
Lack of nutrients and energy can adversely affect the basic functions of the body. Stress, negative emotions, dangerous weight loss and low blood sugar lead to physical and mental fatigue. Long starvation can have serious long-term health consequences, for example, leading to problems with bones, muscles, and metabolic disorders, including diabetes and obesity.
Especially dangerous is the lack of nutrients at critical times for development – during puberty, growth, pregnancy. If you are constantly tired, cannot recover at all, you are dizzy, then you need to see a doctor, because these symptoms can indicate a variety of health problems. Do not resort to self-medication, because the causes may not be obvious and require clinical intervention.
Of course, the cause of too much or small body weight (from a medical point of view) can be various problems, including hormonal disorders or even cancer. Although the body mass index is not an ideal tool, it allows you to begin to understand how close your weight is to the normal range (BMI from 18.5 to 25 kg / m² is considered ideal for adults). Of course, common sense and individual characteristics should be taken into account: in athletes, due to muscle mass, a healthy BMI can be higher than the standard, and in a person with one leg or arm – lower.