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Tempted to gorge on some pizza or donuts while you're busy at your workstation? These little treats that you're indulging in while at work can actually put a major dent in your weight loss plan! Even something seemingly innocuous as skipping breakfast or staying back late at work can have an impact on your body, stop you from losing weight, and eventually make you unfit.
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Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of food binging and purging. Treatment involves nutritional counseling and psychotherapy, notably, cognitive behavioral therapy. Joining a support group, meditating, and reading self-help books can also be helpful. Adaptogenic herbs can ease trigger points such as stress. Also, drink fluids to combat the risk of dehydration.
Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors to avoid weight gain. While repeated episodes of bingeing on food followed by purging, laxative, abuse, starving or exercising are the classic symptoms, the discreet nature of the behavior makes it difficult to detect it. You can look for signs of bulimia in the oral cavity, on the skin, in the patient’s bowel movements and menstrual pattern.
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Carb loading is meant for athletes who are looking to build muscle mass. While carb loading, one avoids carbs through the day and only includes them in meal post a workout. This encourages the body to store this energy as glycogen in the muscles rather than fat. This reduces the amount of stored fat, can help reduce cravings and guilt, as well as induce better sleep.
Protein is the key to building a healthy body, it can be either for muscle gains or for general health. We tend to stay away from the natural protein and instead use the great macro nutrient and make it into curries and fry it with oil. This means the protein intake is very marginal. There is a problem with the lack of protein intake even on this level. Thus there are some signs that you could be missing as to the lack of protein in your diet. These can be wastage and shrinking of muscles, weakness and tiredness in the muscles, high cholesterol levels in the body, hair loss, edema, poor sleep, craving for protein, craving for sweets, organ failure, irregular menstrual cycles, anxiety and moodiness, experiencing brain fog, weak nails and skin, mental health problems and getting sick often. Try to notice these symptoms in your body and add the required amount of protein into your body, which is 1 gram of protein for 1 kilogram of body weight.
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder which compels people to compulsively eat less for the sake of losing weight. People affected by this condition...
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Think anorexia and we cannot help but imagine a very frail, bony woman. However, men are also suffering from eating disorders all over the world, and it is going unnoticed. Men often feel the pressure to look leaner, or bulkier, than they actually are. Body image is just a perception, and the need to be thinner or more muscular can drive them to either eating very little or exercising too much.
Family therapy starts with identifying the problem. This helps each member understand how an issue affects everyone else, and how others are feeling. A therapist works to reduce risk factors surrounding that problem. The family will learn new ways to cope and communicate, and might take part in family activities. This form of therapy is best for eating disorder patients, at-risk youth, and couples with rocky marriages.
Skipping breakfast due to a busy schedule or to get a few extra minutes to sleep can impact your health and mood. People who skip breakfast feel extremely hungry in a few hours and are likely to overeat and gain weight. Breakfast is important to regulate your blood sugar levels and keep your energy levels high. Skipping breakfast is associated with poor cognition, increased risk of obesity, and low nutrient intake.
Emotional eating can be hard to break. Sugary foods, for example, increase “feel good” endorphins in the brain. Your body becomes addicted to the feeling. When you’re stressed, making healthy food choices is difficult. The same goes when you’re exhausted, which increases the “hunger hormone” ghrelin. To stop emotional eating, don’t eat just because. Find distractions and stress relief through healthy habits. Make an effort to get enough sleep, a factor that controls appetite and food choices.
Bulimia doesn't just affect your digestive system; it also affects your oral health. It exposes your teeth to corrosive digestive acids resulting in cavities, tooth decay, sensitivity, brittle teeth, and bleeding gums. Not just that, it also affects your mouth and throat by causing swollen salivary glands, a dry mouth, and mouth and throat sores.