Health and weight maintenance has become a priority for a lot of Americans. With mainstream media glamorizing unrealistically thin models and actors, the average American feels they don’t measure up and become obsessed with losing weight. This desire to fit in and look the best has become a driving force that is leading to bad habits that can become eating disorders. Anorexia Nervosa is a common eating disorder in which the person strives for an abnormally low body weight at all costs with extreme dietary restrictions. Their behavior is driven by an overpowering fear of gaining weight and their self-image is based solely one weight and body size. Anorexia is a serious health issue and there is no simple cure. Treatment for Anorexia requires physical and emotional supportive programs to facilitate a behavioral change.
- 1Two characteristics of anorexia are striving for an abnormally low body weight at all costs and an overpowering fear of weight gain.
- 2Some natural things that help relief from anorexia is passion flower, fenugreek. basil and chamomile
- 3Eating behaviors seem to develop as a way of handling stress and anxieties.