Your weight is just a number, right? Unfortunately, for many of us, that number can become a valuation of self-worth.
Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder that is characterized by over-eating (bingeing) and extreme efforts to maintain weight through vomiting or laxative abuse (purging). However, unlike anorexia nervosa, bulimia does not usually result in extreme weight loss.
Bulimia doesn’t always begin in a single, discreet moment. Instead, the condition tends to evolve slowly over time as attitudes about food and body image shift and become distorted and entangle with self-worth.
Sometimes bulimia develops when individuals place a high premium on seeming “perfect”. Other times negative self-evaluation and poor body image can contribute to the false belief hat certain body types are more deserving of love than others. This may create difficulty with impulse control or a need to control one’s life so badly that it overrides our reason is another risk factor. Bulimia sufferers may also have absorbed subtle messages from families, culture, coaches, peers, and mentors that intertwine beauty inextricably with thinness.
Regardless of its origins, bulimia is dangerous. Repetitive vomiting and laxative abuse can overtax the heart and gastrointestinal systems, resulting in a series of potentially fatal consequences.
Don’t abandon hope! Lifeologie bulimia counseling can help you beat the cycle of bingeing, purging, and self-loathing!
Individuals who are suffering from bulimia may exhibit the following warning signs and be good candidates for bulimia counseling:
Individuals with bulimia typically fall into a normal or above normal weight range. This doesn’t mean, however, that because the health risks associated with being underweight are absent in bulimia that the condition is not serious: Bulimia can be very dangerous!
If you think that you might have bulimia nervosa, don’t delay seeking treatment! Without qualified intervention, your bulimia could spiral out of control, disrupting your happiness and damaging your health. A strategic treatment plan for bulimia should concentrate chiefly on recovering your health—before shifting focus toward re-claiming your life.
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