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Two million people in the world suffer from eating disorders whether it is anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa Two thirds of teenage girls and one third of teenage boys do not like their bodies and the weights they are at Many people suffer from related conditions like bulimia and anorexia but do not meet specific conditions to have their symptoms called that This category is called unspecified eating disorders Symptoms of unspecified eating disorders are restrained eating binge eating purging fears of fatness and distortion of body image People suffer from eating disorders because of our society standards Everyone wants to look like a supermodel but not everyone can They start to obsess about being thin and looking at their normal body weight as being fat when actually they are at a healthy weight When they start judging their bodies they set restrictions on what foods they can eat and intense hunger sets in Normally they go on eating binges because of the severe hunger pains that they can not overcome Weight cycling then takes place when dieters go on energy restrictions followed by bingeing Weight cycling results in losses and gains of weight This habit can make weight loss much harder over time because it messes up your metabolismAmong people with eating disorders athletes primarily dancers gymnasts and endurance runners can be seen with these problems Society sets guidelines on how thin an athlete should be Coaches and parents encourage their athlete to meet these standards forcing many stresses and psychological problems on the person Female athletes are at greater risk to develop an eating disorder Once they develop the disorder they are most likely to assess the female athlete triad If the female athlete gets these symptoms they develop the following chain of events disordered eating amenorrhea and osteoporosisNormally a person pressuring them causes an athlete who displays these three symptoms to meet weight standards An athletes weight should be heavier
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