Eating disorders are a terrible thing to deal with


What are eating disorders?

Eating disorders are behavioral conditions characterized by severe and persistent disturbance in eating behaviors and associated with distressing thoughts and emotions.


There are many different types of eating disorders and not all eating disorders make you see yourself as fat or overweight, even if you are dangerously underweight. However this does not mean that eating disorders are not a bad thing, because they are. Even if your eating disorder causes you to gain instead of lose weight. There are all kinds of eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder.


Eating disorders can come in different ways for everyone. Some people see themselves as overweight and think they need to lose as much weight as possible while others have binge episodes where they eat as much as possible without having much control over themselves. However all eating disorders are a bad thing.


The three most common eating disorders however are anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. All of these eating disorders are just as bad as one another. Although there are many types of eating disorders, these three are the most common ones.


Anorexia is a potentially life threatening eating disorder that is characterized by an abnormally low body weight, intense fear of gaining weight, and a distorted perception of weight and or shape.


Bulimia is an eating disorder that causes you to have binge episodes that can cause you to feel a lack of control over your eating. Many people with bulimia commonly restrict their eating during the day, causing more episodes to occur later on at night.


Binge eating disorder is when you eat too much food, sometimes even more than you intend to eat, even after a point where you are uncomfortably full.


A fellow eighth grade student named Priscilla Corona said that “Eating disorders are harmful things that can happen to a person. This means that it’s one of the most difficult things anyone can experience.” This statement is very much true because those with eating disorders commonly have health issues especially with not eating enough to have enough of certain crucial vitamins and protein that they need to have in their systems.


Overall eating disorders are a terrible thing to deal with, especially without support from family and friends. Eating disorders are nothing to be ashamed about, as it’s a legitimate problem that most people can’t solve on their own.