Eating Disorders

Eww… gross Taylor… what are you drinking?  It looks like throw up.

 

 

It’s a cleanse drink – like totally the latest thing, Nicki.  It’s healthy and you lose weight.

 

: Lose weight?  You?  Seriously Taylor, if anything, you need to gain weight.

 

 Wow, really. You think so?  Thanks.

 

Um, I think that drink may be affecting your brain, Taylor.

 

 Oh, whatever, Nicki. I don’t really care as long as it keeps me thin.  You know what they say, “You can never be too rich or too thin.”

 

Who’s “they” Taylor?  Because we totally disagree with that statement.  You can be too thin. Being too thin has some serious health effects, including DEATH.  Looks like you need to stick around for a little discussion on eating disorders, because if you are trying crazy things like that throw-up looking drink to lose weight, you may be on your way to a full-blown eating disorder.

 

In this section we will cover:

 

What is anorexia nervosa?

What is bulimia?

What are some of the contributing factors?

Who is most at risk?

Imagine it: what having an eating disorder is like?

What are some of the warning signs?

What can I do if I have a friend with an eating disorder?

Bonus YSS: Do I have an eating disorder?

Bonus YSS: Eating attitudes quiz.

Bonus YSS: Belle’s story.

 

 

 

 Post Question: Do you think people can be too thin?

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