There are many different types of eating disorders that all revolve around the relationship an individual has with the control over their food intake and weight. The disorders stem from strong emotions, attitudes and behaviors that are associated with food and an individual’s weight. An eating disorder is a very serious condition that should be addressed as soon as it’s diagnosed. Eating disorders typically develop in the teen years as a way of controlling one’s life when other aspects are out of their control. RCBM is dedicated to educating and helping those suffering from all types of eating disorders. The three main types of eating disorders are Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder.
Anorexia is a particular type of eating disorder that is associated with weight loss, excessive exercise and dieting to the point of starvation. Those who suffer from anorexia typically have a skewed body image and never think they are thin enough. This drives their motivation for weight loss and diet to an unhealthy obsession that is never satisfied. Death is likely in extreme cases if gone untreated.
Bulimia is an eating disorder that is associated with binging on large amounts of food and then purging. It is a vicious cycle of indulging and self-loathing. Bulimia can do serious physical damage to the body and should start treatment as soon as it’s been discovered. The cycle of losing control to food is a common theme with Bulimia.
Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating is a type of eating disorder that stems from bouts of extreme over-eating which moves to loss of control over food intake. Typically, people who binge eat are using this as a coping mechanism to deal with stress, anxiety or depression. Getting to the root of the problem is essential to help individuals recover from binge eating disorder.