Article Summary by Michael Estlack, Director of Connectivity
Eating disorders are a well-known problem in our society today, and research now points us to a possible early trigger for its later devastating effects. According to the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Activity, “people who have been bullied—and those who did the bullying—are more likely to be obsessed with weight loss than those who said they never encountered these problems.” These individuals who report having been a bully or being bullied themselves find that they are consumed with their body image in general.
Danielle Shelov, Ph.D. reports that eating disorders are usually never about the food, and in this case, it can’t be more true. These individuals find that they seek control that they once did not have. Today, they find control in what they eat and how they appear, and sometimes, they push this control to the limits. Bullying often targets body image and this may be the reason these victims of bullying choose to focus their control in that area of their life later on.
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To learn more, visit http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/weight-loss-bullying
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