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Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Body image and eating disorders! Slide 2 Different types of eating disorders Obesity Anorexia Comfort eating Not eating Slide 3 cartoons Slide 4 Bad food good food Slide 5 Obesity Introduction Introduction Obesity is whenObesity is when a person is carrying too much body fat for their height and sex. A person is considered obese if they have a Body Mass Index (BMI) - weight in kilograms divided by their height in meters squared - of 30 or greater. Obesity can happen when you eat more calories than you burn off over a period of time. The rate at which you burn off calories from food and drink is known as your metabolic rate. This is often faster during growth spurts and puberty, but reaches a fairly steady rate by adulthood. People who are very active generally have a higher metabolic rate than those who are inactive because they burn off calories faster through energetic activity. For example, a labourer working on a building site may need as many as 4,000-5,000 calories a day to keep an even weight. In contrast, an office worker who uses a car to get to work, and does not exercise, may only need 1,500 calories a day. If the amount of calories provided by your daily food intake is more than the calories that you burn off, your body will store the extra energy as fat. This is the body's way of protecting itself in case of starvation. However, starvation in developed countries is extremely rare, and this insurance against 'hard times' is hardly ever needed. Most of us have more food than we need, and much of it is higher in calories than the human body was originally designed to cope with. Fast foods, high calorie snacks, and large portions all mean it is easy to take in more energy than we need. Obesity has now become one of the most serious medical problems of the western world. Slide 6 Anorexia What Is Anorexia? Anorexia is an eating disorder where people starve themselves. Anorexia usually begins in young people around the onset of puberty. Individuals suffering from anorexia have extreme weight loss. Weight loss is usually 15% below the person's normal body weight. People suffering from anorexia are very skinny but are convinced that they are overweight. Weight loss is obtained by many ways. Some of the common techniques used are excessive exercise, intake of laxatives and not eating. Anorexics have an intense fear of becoming fat. Their dieting habits develop from this fear. Anorexia mainly affects adolescent girls. People with anorexia continue to think they are overweight even after they become extremely thin, are very ill or near death. Often they will develop strange eating habits such as refusing to eat in front of other people. Sometimes the individuals will prepare big meals for others while refusing to eat any of it. The disorder is thought to be most common among people of higher socioeconomic classes and people involved in activities where thinness is especially looked upon, such as dancing, theater, and distance running. Slide 7 Slide 8