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Why I chose Bulimia Nervosa?
I chose bulimia nervosa because I
suffered from bulimia for six years so
I know personally how it can affect someone’s health and well being.
Defining Bulimia Nervosa:
Bulimia is an illness in
which a person binges on food or has regular episodes of overeating and feels a loss of control. The person then uses different methods such as vomiting or abusing laxatives to prevent weight gain.
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Complications of Bulimia Nervosa
Dental problems due to excessive vomiting.
Damaged skin and hair from lack of nutrients.
Chemical imbalances; purging will lead to
malnutrition and dehydration.
Heart problems- long term effects of bulimia often result in an increased risk of heart problems. http://www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk/article s/bulimia-nervosa.html#Complicationsofbulimia Complications Con’t.
Electrolyte imbalances that can lead
to cardiac arrhythmia.
Tearing or rupturing of the esophagus.
Inflammation of the pancreas and peptic ulcers. http://voices.yahoo.com/eating-disorder s-bulimia-affects-body-2208789.html
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http://search.yahoo.com/searchbuli mia%20symptoms Statistics
The incidence of bulimia in 10-39 year old
women tripled between 1988 and 1993 (Hoek & van Hoeken, 2003).
42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner
81% of 10 year old girls are afraid of being fat
(Mellin et al., 1991)
46% of 9-11 year-olds are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets. (Gustafson-Larson & Terry, 1992). http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-factseating-disoders Statistics Cont.
Girls who diet frequently are 12 times as likely to
binge as girls who don’t diet (Neumark-Sztainer,
The average American woman is 5’ 4” tall and weighs 165 pounds. The average Miss America winner is 5’ 7” and weighs 121 pounds (Martin,
Of American, elementary school girls who read magazines, 69% say that the pictures influence their concept of the ideal body shape. 47% say the pictures make them want to lose weight (Martin,
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/get-facts-eatin g-disoders Diet Strategies
Plan meals and snacks; record plans
in a food diary prior to eating.
Plan meals and snacks that require eating at the table and using utensils; refrain from eating “finger foods”.
Refrain from “dieting” or skipping meals. Sizer, Whitney (2012, pg. 369)
Eat a well-balanced diet and regularly
timed meals consisting of a variety of foods. Include raw vegetables, salad, or raw fruit at meals to prolong eating times.
Choose whole-grain, high-fiber breads, pasta, rice, and cereals to increase bulk.
Consume adequate fluid, particularly water. Sizer, Whitney (2012, pg. 369)
Diet Strategies for Combating
Choose meals that provide protein and fat for