Rabu, 30 Juli 2008

The Disorders : 'ANOREXIA'

ANOREXIA is the most common eating disorders. Anorexics are obsessed with food, and they will go to extreme lengths to avoid gaining weight Anorexia nervosa is characterized by severe and prolonged inability or refusal to eat because of emotional conflict. It is not caused by physical illness. This is termed “anorexia,” a word drawn from the Greek, meaning no appetite. anorexia nervosa is viewed as a psychosomatic disorder, that is, a disorder affecting the mind as well as the body. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary records that this “loss of appetite due to severe emotional disturbance results in emaciation.” The Harvard Mental Health Letter reports that over a ten-year period, about 5 percent of women diagnosed as anorexic die. Anorexia sufferers, anorexics, either refuse to eat or eat in such small amounts that they become malnourished This common-enough break in the normal routine of living is soon resolved as the body takes its rest and our appetite is restored. This condition leads to significant weight loss. Health Risks From Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa: Blood disorders, abnormally low blood pressure, abnormal drowsiness or weakness, irregular heartbeat, sudden heart failure, yellowing skin, hormonal disorders, cessation of menstruation, bone-mass loss.

Senin, 28 Juli 2008

Weight Lossss??

The New York Times report “People who are overweight at 40 are likely to die at least three years sooner than those who are slim, meaning that being fat during middle age is just as damaging to life expectancy as smoking,”. Studies have linked excess weight to many cancers. After a 16-year study of 900,000 people, the American Cancer Society came to the conclusion that “excess weight might account for 14 percent of cancer deaths in men and 20 percent of those in women,” said the Times.
Chewing gum . It is also popular for satisfying the desire for a snack—at an average of less than ten calories a stick.
HERBAL. a popular herb that is promoted as a natural decongestant and weight-loss product can increase blood pressure and heart rate. It seems that much of the demand for such natural remedies is based on the perception that they are safer than synthetic drugs. While this may often be true, some herbs are associated with side effects, especially if they are used in combination with other medications.
SMOKING. “Smoking does not keep people thin,” reports the University of California Berkeley Wellness Letter. “Many young women, in particular, start smoking in the belief that it will help them stay thin.” But a study of 4,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 30 showed that “over the course of seven years, weight gain was common (averaging more than a pound a year), whether the subjects smoked or not.” The article concludes: “Weight control is not a benefit of smoking. There are no benefits.”
Vegetarian diet is nutritional. Many have become vegetarians because of the health factor. people have lost weight by becoming vegetarians, for, while they may be eating more carbohydrates, they eat far less fat, which has twice the calories of carbohydrates. However, a strictly vegetarian diet often is deficient in vitamin B12 and vitamin D.
Caffeine, many people who feel they have eliminated caffeine from their diets may still experience withdrawal symptoms under certain circumstances, for example when they are hospitalized.
Water. Water, helped me overcome my lifelong habit of evening snacks. Drinking six to eight glasses of water daily will do to help you make a success of your diet, It is amazing. Once your body learns that a glass of water is your determined response to stomach pangs, they begin to fade away.
Regular exercise. “In any effective weight control program, exercise is essential. Regularity of exercise is more important than intensity.”—Conn’s Current Therapy. It turns up your metabolic furnace, you burn calories, and you burn fat. The tremendous psychological boost you get from feeling better and looking better. That reward more than makes up for the lack of certain foods.

Some Practical Tips!!

DO NOT hate your fat cells. They are wonderful. They are marvels at storing energy in the form of fat. Here, then, are a few suggestions to help you to be moderate in habits in your eating. Pray before you eat. Remember: Keeping in mind his close relationship to the Creator, the God-fearing youth will not want to indulge in overeating to the point of making himself sluggish in thought and action. Prayer can strengthen your resolve to eat moderately. “Hunger and a feeling of deprivation get the best of you,” warns The New Teenage Body Book. “You’ll tend to load up on food—and calories—late in the day.” Eat only when you are hungry. Eat slowly can help you to shed excessive fat It takes about 20 minutes for the stomach to signal the brain that it is full. Eating slowly will thus help you to “eat to satisfaction,” but no more! . Drinking something about half an hour before a meal will take the edge off your appetite and drinking a little with meals will help you to feel full with less food This will fill your stomach. Drinking adequate amounts of water also appears to play a role in reducing body-fat deposits. Doctors therefore recommend drinking at least eight glasses of water a day. Avoid “nibbling” when watching TV, A Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders and Obesity observes: “Television not only requires physical inactivity, but its program content and advertisements also promote eating . . . and eating . . . and more eating.”. Dr. Seymour Isenberg say : “If you are busy watching TV . . . , you [can] begin eating like a machine.” Find healthy alternatives to eating—especially if you have been in the habit of eating whenever you are bored, tense, lonely, or depressed. Talk to someone you trust. Go for a walk, or exercise. Work on a hobby. Listen to music. Better yet, try satisfying your spiritual appetite. “Exercise changes us. It increases the metabolic rate, increases the amount of muscle, raises the level of calorie-consuming enzymes inside the muscle, and increases the burning of fats. . . . It can also be shown that physically fit people have slightly elevated metabolism. Even when they are at rest fit people burn more calories than fat people do.”—Fit or Fat? “In any effective weight control program, exercise is essential. Regularity of exercise is more important than intensity.”—Conn’s Current Therapy.