Friday, July 10, 2015

Making better choices.

It’s probably the worst time for body images. The social network is full of unrealistic standards of beauty. The  thigh gap, the coin challenge, the zero size fad… It’s all a very dark place to be in. To make things worse, there is constant struggle to trend on the social media, gather maximum likes, this dark place flues on comments and adoration by the virtual world. Sure everyone likes to look good, but at what expense?

Back in college as part of our sociology paper we were asked to put up a presentation on any of the social issues. While my peers were busy working on the same old child labor and dowry subjects, I started my research my Bulimia.

Wikipedia explains bulimia as, also known as Bulimia nervosa, is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by purging. Binge eating refers to eating a large amount of food in a short amount of time. Purging refers to attempts to rid oneself of the food consumed. This may be done by vomiting or taking a laxative.
The nasty Crash Diet:
During my research I came across an episode from Oprha. It’s probably the simplest explanations as to why crash dieting is the worst thing you can do to yourself. As put forward by Dr.Phill, every time you chose to cash diet and starve yourself, the body goes in a panic mode. It gets signals that since there is no food coming in, it gets a message that the body is shutting down. Since our body is programmed to fight for its survival, the next  meal you eat after a long gap of starvation, gets converted into fat by the body, as its trying to survive. So no matter what you eat your body will convert it into fat. Hence you don’t end up losing any weight, even if you are practically famished. This in turn puts you into a great psychological mess and you get sucked into this awful world of emptiness.

Prioritizing so much more important. Rather than struggling to fit into a certain size of dress how about we keep healthy goals such a being able to run a mile or swim 10 laps…

Do the crime, do the time…
If you enjoy to indulge in a little bit of gluttony, then make sure you work off those extra calories. A little indulgence will do no harm as long as you follow a healthy diet and an active lifestyle. Apart from the all the perks of felling healthy and full of energy, you will end up looking like a million bucks. Your hair will have an all new sheen and your skin will look like peaches. Trust me I say this from experience. So if there is a sure shot healthy way to look fabulous why resort to gagging on a tooth brush.
To get you started off on a roads to great health, log on and be sure to check out the Honey Diet. It’s a great tool that maps out an ideal meal plan according to your BMI.
Making better choices.


rahul said...

I have been a psychology student along with engineer and yes indeed Crash diet cause eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia and other mental disorders.
Also many of educated youths fail to realize is that 80%–90% of this lost weight in crash diet is actually just water that will return to the body each time it re-hydrates.

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