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Why teen girls have unhealthy eating habits?

Why teen  girls  have unhealthy eating habits?

Role models: The most common reason is that public models and figures in the entertainment and fashion industry have an obsession with thin-ness. This model for young girls is a powerful attraction and may contribute by imitation to unhealthy eating habits. A few of course do the opposite, eating badly and thoroughly and gain too much weight. ...Read more

Dr. Nathan Zasler
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Habits (Definition)

A recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired ...Read more


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Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders?

Not likely: Healthy eating programs should really work against eating disorder development. Increased control of eating may be related to the development of some abnormal eating patterns for some individuals. ...Read more

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How to beat binge eating habits?

How to beat binge eating habits?

GET WIDE TESTING: Binge eating has many causes. The link to depression or nerves means you want these treated. Sam-e never adds weight for depression. Anxiety is common and many eat themselves into "comfort.." make sure you sleep 8 plus hours and have some fun or you will play with food to offset overwork. What does food do for you? Know answer and on the right road. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is eating junk food constantly an eating disorder?

I need your expertise, is eating junk food constantly an eating disorder?

Possible: There is no definition that eating junk food is an eating disorder. But anything in your behavior that affects your health and performance constitutes a problem so, ask yourself how is your eating junk food affecting your health and life. ...Read more

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How to break my unhealthy food habbits like overeating and eating to mutch sugar?

How to break my unhealthy food habbits like overeating and eating to mutch sugar?

Talk to Someone: It would be helpful for you to talk to a counselor, therapist, or nutritionist. Whenever you're trying to change a lifestyle, it is usually necessary to put people in your life to give expertise, support, and structure. Hope it goes well for you! ...Read more

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Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders in students?

Can healthy eating programs in schools trigger eating disorders in students?

Possibly: If healthy eating programs focus more on weight loss than on eating nutritiously, some adolescents who are more vulnerable to eating disorders could become obsessed with weight loss . This could possibly launch an eating disorder. Any factors that lead to heightened awareness of weight or body image can have the same result (like ballet training, modeling, any dieting behavior, etc). ...Read more

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How come people with eating disorders hoard junk food?

Eating disorder: People with eating disorders often feel ashamed of their eating habits and want to plan their eating secretly as to not meet with disapproval. Best. ...Read more

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What is more healthy: fat eating healthy food or skinny eating junk food?

What is more healthy: fat eating healthy food or skinny eating junk food?

STRANGE QUESTION: There are other possibilities. How about fat eating less and skinny eating well? If self control and self image are problems, consider a therapist. If this is the top of the iceberg in a problem filled life, consider a therapist and get help in taking control and sorting them out. ...Read more

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What has junk food advertising done to childhood obesity?

What has junk food advertising done to childhood obesity?

Definite increase: There is a strong connection between junk food advertisements and eating habits. Fast food and especially soft drink commercials are also very strong culprits contributing to childhood obesity. Data showed that the beverage industry spent more than $3 billion/yr marketing to kids. One of three kids are currently at risk for obesity. Regulations are being developed to curb this practice. ...Read more

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Is boredom eating considered an eating disorder?

Is boredom eating considered an eating disorder?

Not a disorder: Our current framework to consider a psychiatric disorder is based on dsm-iv-tr criteria. One key element in considering a disorder is "functional impairment". Boredom eating may be indicative of an underlying issue that would benefit from an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is late night binge eating possibly drug related?

Is late night binge eating possibly drug related?

binge eating: It is common in people taking stimulants for add. Stimulants suppress appetite during day and makes them hungry after medication effect goes away. ...Read more

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Who does one control their eating habits?

A strong will: A strong will can control your eating habits. Try discussing with your dr. To start and a nutritionist can help you as well. ...Read more

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Need to know healthy eating habbits?

Need to know healthy eating habbits?

Eating Well: Eating well is a lifelong endeavor. There are many books and articles on the subject. However, common sense comes into play when choosing foods. A diet full of fried foods, white flour, heavy fats or lacking in fruits, salads and veggies is not optimum. ...Read more

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Binge eating and obesity caused by anxiety ?

Binge eating and obesity caused by anxiety ?

It can be for some: Binge eating disorder is a way of coping with difficult feelings by turning to food. The behavior with food expresses an underlying issue, conflict or problem. Bingeing feels like “the” problem, but it is actually a “symptom” of a deeper problem or conflict, such as anxiety. Obesity is usually a result of eating too much, but that may or may not be a result of binge eating. ...Read more

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How can we develop healthy eating habits in schoolchildren?

How can we develop healthy eating habits in schoolchildren?

Take it easy: Children's palettes take a while to develop. Putting too much pressure on them to eat a variety of foods when they don't want to could wind up having the opposite of your intended effect. That said, set a great example. Offer lots of choices. And make it fun. Because if it's fun you're likely to enroll them. If it's a burden, you're likely to push them in the wrong direction. ...Read more

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Eating disorders not eating at all?

Eating disorders not eating at all?

It varies: Eating disorders encompass a broad spectrum; there are eating disorders in which people restrict food intake or use exercise to compensate, and there are others that binge (eat a large quantity quickly) and then purge (try to eliminate the food via laxatives, vomiting, or other ways). In general eating disorders could be thought of as eating patterns that have a significant impact on life quality. ...Read more

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I have a habit of eating junk food, what healthy snacks can I eat to replace junk food?

I have a habit of eating junk food, what healthy snacks can I eat to replace junk food?

Will you??: "junk" food = empty calories and induces a relative vitamin deficiency. In the days of choking an engine (you are too young) if the choke stuck, black smoke from the exhaust indicated unburned hydrocarbons and inefficient engine performance. That is what happens when we eat "junk". We "choke" our cellular "engines". Anser is easy: stick to god made food. ...Read more