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    My Struggle with Weight and Body Image Although I have always been considered small, my weight has always fluctuated beyond what is considered to be in the normal range of 1 to 2 pounds. The heaviest I have ever been is 123 pounds and I hit that as a freshman in college, unlike most individuals, I was my second heaviest as a freshman in high school. As a three sport athlete I ate whatever I wanted thinking that I could burn it off on the field and being bigger, muscle-wise was better. At the time food was more important that what I looked like and I felt stronger weighing on the higher end of the 110s than the lower end, and accepted the extra body fat that came with my diet and muscle. At some point as a sophomore I started to care more…

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    Abstract Anorexia nervosa (AN) is an eating disorder where a person is overly occupied with their weight and body shape, so much so one has a fear of gaining weight. This article displays a case study of a patient with anorexia nervosa (Jacobi, Hayward, de Zwaan, Kraemer, Agras, 2008). In this case an adolescent female of 16 is presented with anorexia nervosa and mild depression. The patient met the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa and is undergoing the various patterns to display…

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    with a median age onset of seventeen years ( as cited in Hurst, Read, & Wallis, 2012). It is characterized by the distorted perception of abnormally low body weight leading to alarming health complications; due to the extreme measures of maintaining an absurdly thin body. This paper explores how the illness alters the social, psychological, behavioural, and physiological health of adolescences focusing more with the teenage girl’s population. It also discusses the roles of nurses in addressing,…

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    in fact, it is going to happen numerous times more. Why? Because you are bulimic. According to Medical News Today, over forty percent of models are suffering from eating disorders. The fashion industry needs to regulate model’s weight to reduce cases of eating disorders and unhealthy lifestyles. A popular trend in the fashion industry not only revolves around clothes, but in eating…

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    My story’s topic will be on my personal body weight. When I was younger, I wanted to look like everyone else and didn't like the skin I was in until I got older. I would always think that me being skinny wasn't a good thing. People in my school made me think this way. They would make jokes and tell me that something was wrong with me. One girl ever said I had a disease that makes me skinny. Some would think that I was weak because they didn't see any meat on me, this was not true at all. They…

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    this disorder die from it. Because of all the struggles a person goes through while dealing with anorexia people need to understand how seriously anorexia affects the human body and how one can recover from it. Some ways to know if someone has anorexia are the signs and symptoms that come with anorexia. One sign is that of course that one would be abnormally skinny. For one to be considered abnormally skinny they would have to be 15 percent below the ideal normal body weight. Another sign…

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    The term Freshman 15 is slang that is used to refer to the weight gain in students who enter colleges and universities. Studies have proven that a student is likely to gain approximately 15 pounds in weight within the first year that they join the institution. Weight gain is a problem that widely affects a significant proportion of the society owing to the diseases that may result because of unusual weight gain. Gaining weight may lead to one increasing his or her body mass index leading to one…

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    Body Image The concept of beauty has altered of the last decade. Tan, tall, and skinny seems to the main attraction. Magazines being sold in the United States, are usually portraying an image of a skinny, tall, beautiful woman on the front page. Rarely will there be an image of an average, everyday person on the front page of a magazine. Media is influencing the perception of body image, and people are becoming more and more aware of it. The media has gone as far as of influencing young…

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    I. Eating disorders is not a choice, it is a serious and sometime fatal illnesses that cause server changes in an individual’s eating behaviors. A silent call for help from individual’s suffering from an eating disorder may be seen as obsessing over food, body weight, and shape (The National Institute of Mental Health, 2016). Even though there are individuals that are concerned with their body image, eating disorders are marked with extremes, eating disorders are present when the individual has…

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    Besides, Valerie reported she had visited a dietitian when her family members considered she had a low weight. Evidence-based treatment Researchers conduct a study to assess “enhanced” cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E)’s efficacy for anorexia nervosa. The study recruited 99 participants who have anorexia nervosa from UK and Italy, and 64% of participants completed 40 sessions of CBT-E over 40 weeks. The research suggested that after CBT-E treatment, 64% of subjects experienced markedly…

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