Eating disorders concern food and eating and are complex mental conditions that create an impact on our lives. According to NIED, recent research studies have shown that approximately 1 million Canadians have eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder.
There may be many reasons for a person to get eating problems. The most common factors are social, environmental, genetic, psychological, and biological. Eating disorders are serious and can be the reason for death but treatable. People can get help from therapists and make a full recovery from eating disorders.
Food is the basic need of our lives and plays vital roles in maintaining body mechanisms. We have a relationship with our food that may change with time such as sometimes we feel cravings, sometimes we overeat or lose appetite. However, eating disorders are different and can be determined; they are a threat to both physical and mental health. When people are suffering from eating disorders, they feel like struggling with thinking. The struggle also depends on the type of eating disorder.