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Exercise addicts are often plagued by anxiety and depression

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Compulsive Overeating

Compulsive Overeating

Characterized as an "addiction" to food, using food and eating as a way to hide from their emotions, to fill a void they feel inside, and to cope with daily stresses and problems in their lives.

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COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

Words like, "just go on a diet" are as emotionally devastating to a person suffering Compulsive Overeating as "just eat" can be to a person suffering Anorexia.

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COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

COMPULSIVE OVEREATING

At health risk for a heart attack, high blood-pressure and cholesterol, kidney disease and/or failure, arthritis and bone deterioration, and stroke.

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Laxatives

Laxatives

Laxatives move food through the body more rapidly.

They relieve stomach bloating and pain after a binge.

They don’t prevent the calories from being absorbed.

Weight loss is caused by loss of H2O and minerals and only temporary.

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Laxatives

Laxatives

Misuse of laxatives is VERY harmful:

Upsets the body’s mineral balance

Leads to dehydration

Damages the lining of the digestive tract

Lets the digestive tract get lazy. When someone stops using them, they may become constipated.

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Diuretics

Diuretics

a.k.a. water pills-help get rid of excess water by increasing the amount of urine.

Causes sudden weight loss

Could cause dehydration

Increased loss of minerals

VERY DANGEROUS

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Ipecac Syrup

Ipecac Syrup

Taken to cause vomiting

Can cause heart weakness

Linked to several deaths

TOXIC in large amounts or small amounts built up over time

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Caused by an excess amount of body fat

Caused by an excess amount of body fat

People are usually considered “obese” if their weight is 30% or more above their ideal weight.

2 main causes:

Unhealthy eating habits

Lack of physical activity

Obesity

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Health Risks:

Health Risks:

Lower self-esteem

High blood pressure

Blocked arteries

Diabetes

Cancer

Obesity

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Drugs do not really help people lose weight and keep it off.

Drugs do not really help people lose weight and keep it off.

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