Today I want to talk about some of the effects that an individual may experience due to the lack of nourishment that comes from an eating disorder. Not only does malnutrition cause physical effects and changes, but the brain is also being deprived, causing numerous mental and emotional responses as well.
This list is not all encompassing, but I hope it begins to give you a sense of the severity eating disorders involve.
1. COGNITIVE CAPACITY.
Eating disorders and malnourishment have a profound effect on cognitive function. The ability to concentrate, focus, and process information dramatically declines as health deteriorates. Individuals are often irritable, apathetic, and very disengaged from life. All of their thoughts are focused around food, eating, how not to eat, exercising, and weight,...
Some words we speak elicit a thought, a feeling and a reaction that can leave us discouraged and feeling bad about ourselves. Below are my top five words to ban in 2019 as they serve no purpose in lifting our spirits, motivation and self-worth.
Should/Shouldn’t. I don’t know about you but when I hear, “I should or shouldn’t eat that” or “I should know better”, I cringe. Should and shouldn’t are powerful words often used to indicate obligation or correctness that often conveys criticism. When you hear yourself say, “I should/shouldn’t,” can you stop and ask yourself how this word makes you feel? Challenge how much this word helps or hurts your cause?
Bad. Although 2018 might be known as the year of clean and pure eating, you are not bad for choosing to eat something that is...