The Components of Disordered Eating
1.) The drive for fitness, including:
(a) Acceptance of unrealistic "images" of women as personal ideal,
(b) Association of slenderness and weight loss with achievement, intelligence, and success.
2.) Fear of fat or being overweight.
3.) Perceived overweight and negative body images.
4.) Weight cycling and dieting.
5.) Immoderate exercising.
6.) Unhealthy weight management practices (e.g., self-induced vomiting and the use of laxatives.)
The Concomitants (precursors?) of Disordered Eating
1.) Low self-esteem, inadequacy, and generalized anxiety.
2.) Definition of your-self in terms of appearance.
3.) Actually being, and not only feeling overweight.
4.) Helplessness and compensatory need for control.
5.) Difficulty in managing you emotions.
6.) Social anxiety and lack of your social skills.
Resource: Michael Levine, Ph. D. (EDAP, 603 Stewart St., Suite 803, Seattle, WA 98101)
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