She tried a pretty navy blue gown in the trail room of Pantaloons, looking in the mirror staring at herself she said “I never thought I could look this gorgeous”. When she opened the door there stood the Sales Woman who said to her “Maybe you could lose a bit of your flab around the waist and then take them. You look fat.” She turned around towards the mirror to have one look again. The Sales Woman was right. She did not notice it earlier maybe because she was mesmerized how she looked in the pretty dress as she has never worn such dress before.
She hated the fact that she was fat. She was depressed she could not buy that pretty long gown, just because she was fat. She made up her mind, “I will start steroids or diet pills for immediate results, and then maybe by next week I can buy the dress for the Dance Night 2015.”
That has to be the worst decision someone could take. Going on extreme diets, not eating from restaurants, cafeteria or junk food and taking up strict vegetarianism just because of your dread of becoming fat or disgusted with how your body looks, eating and mealtimes may be very stressful. And yet, what you can and cannot eat is practically all you can think about.
Anorexia Nervosa is a complex eating disorder. It is caused by inappropriate eating habits or rituals, obsession with having a thin figure. It is diagnosed 9 times more in females than in males.
Thoughts about dieting, food, and your body may take up most of your day—leaving little time for friends, family, and other activities you used to enjoy. Life becomes a relentless pursuit of thinness and going to extremes to lose weight.
But no matter how skinny you become, it’s never enough.
Today, there are 24 million people in the world who suffer from Anorexia Nervosa causing the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, starving to death. Individuals with anorexia may engage in other harmful behaviors, such as smoking, excessive caffeine consumption, and excessive use of diet pills, along with an increased exercise regimen.
1870 saw one of the earliest of Anorexia Nervosa case study published from the medical papers of Sir William Gull.
There are numerous symptoms of this deadly disease like dry hair and hair thinning, vomiting, refusal of eating around others, food restriction despite being underweight, dramatic weight loss, frequent sad or lethargic state etc.
I myself learnt very recently how eating habits of a person matters a lot. Medical experts across the globe suggest that children between the age group of 13 to 20 years undergoes this disease. There are a number of rehabilitation centers in different parts of the world to treat such patients not only through eating habits but also treat them mentally why appropriate eating is a crucial factor especially in this age which later controls the body elements in the older stage of life.
According to World Health Statistics, 75% of the population are unaware of Anorexia Nervosa, which creates the reason for death to crawl in much faster.
Friends, Anorexia is an awful thing but you yourself get into it, and only you can get yourself out of it too!