What is Normal Eating?

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What is Normal Eating?. Normal eating is . . . . being able to eat when you are hungry and continue eating until you are satisfied. It is being able to choose food you like and eat it and truly get enough of it—not just stop eating because you think you should. . Normal eating is . . . .
What is Normal Eating? Normal eating is . . .
  • being able to eat when you are hungry and continue eating until you are satisfied. It is being able to choose food you like and eat it and truly get enough of it—not just stop eating because you think you should.
  • Normal eating is . . .
  • being able to use some moderate constraint in your food selection to get the right foods, but not being so restrictive that you miss out on pleasurable foods.
  • Normal eating is . . .
  • giving yourself permission to eat sometimes because you are happy, sad, bored, or just because it feels good.
  • Normal eating is . . .
  • three meals a day most of the time but it can also be choosing to munch along. It is leaving some cookies on the plate because you know you can have some again tomorrow, or it is eating more now because they taste so wonderful when they are fresh.
  • Normal eating is . . .
  • overeating at times; feeling stuffed and uncomfortable. It is also undereating at times and wishing you had more.
  • Normal eating . . .
  • trusts your body to make up for your mistakes in eating. Normal eating takes up some of your time and attention but keeps its place as only one important area of your life.
  • In short, Normal eating is Flexible.
  • It varies in response to your emotions, your schedule, your hunger, and your proximity to food.
  • Eating Disorders Three Main Kinds of Eating Disorders
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Anorexia
  • Drops weight to about 20% below normal
  • Denies feeling hungry; self-starvation
  • Obsession with food
  • Exercises excessively (hours per day)
  • Very thin, but feels fat
  • Conflict with family and friends about eating
  • Often has depression, anxiety
  • Bulimia
  • Binge (eats huge amounts of food in short period of time) and purge (vomiting, laxatives, diuretics)
  • Has excuses to go to the bathroom immediately after meals
  • Withdraws from social activities
  • Bulimia
  • May over-exercise
  • Feel depressed, helpless
  • Weight often normal
  • Binge Eating Disorder (compulsive overeating)
  • Binge (huge amount of food in short period of time) at least twice a week, continues over a period of time—at least 6 months, and causes distress or problems in the person’s life
  • Usually binges alone and cannot stop when full; eats large amounts of food even when not hungry
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Feels out of control and then depressed, guilty, or disgusted
  • Gains weight excessively; often overweight
  • Causes of Eating Disorders
  • Eating disorders start about 11 – 14 years (may start as early as 7)
  • No single cause; still are not sure of all causes
  • May not feel good inside so a person tries to change outside
  • Low self-esteem
  • Causes of Eating Disorders
  • Depression or stress and lack of feeling of control
  • Sports that emphasize weight (such as wrestling or ballet)
  • Families (may have eating disorders or overly emphasize weight)
  • Media pressure to be thin, attractive
  • Effects of Eating Disorders Anorexia
  • Without treatment, can cause death
  • Loss of menstrual cycle
  • Heart, liver and kidney damage
  • Low blood pressure, pulse, and breathing rate
  • Anorexia
  • Hair loss and brittle fingernails
  • Feel cold (even in warm weather)
  • Headaches, dizziness, and concentration difficulties
  • Withdrawal and depression
  • Bulimia
  • Loss of potassium which can lead to heart problems, death
  • Tooth decay
  • Swollen glands in face (chipmunk cheeks)
  • Bulimia
  • Stomach pain
  • Stomach and kidney damage
  • Withdrawal and depression
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Overweight (which can make it difficult to get around and increases risk for chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes)
  • Breathing and sleep difficulties due to overweight
  • Withdrawal and depression
  • To do…
  • Class will be divided into 3
  • Using the notes from class and the reference information provided, you are to write a FICTIONAL case study of a person who has an eating disorder. You can provide: Fictional name Background of the persons childhood Family relationships School relationships Case study should include the persons symptoms and signs that made it possible for the disorder to be recognized. * Finish by writing a “day in the life” of that person
  • Write down all foods eaten in a 24-hour period Be accurate on the amounts Include any snacks: gum, mints, or candy Include condiments: ketchup, dressing, gravy Don’t forget drinks Write down how much is eaten: large banana, 2 large bowls of cereal Include any late night snacks DietLog Activity (homework) Directions
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