Eating Disorders: 5 Reasons Why It Happens?

Eating Disorders 5 Reasons Why It Happens

Eating disorders are complex mental illness. People who suffer from this, experience disturbance in their food consumption which leads to related thoughts and emotions.

According to American Psychiatric Association, “eating disorders affect several million people at any given time, most often women between the ages of 12 and 35”.

These kinds of people often get obsessed with their food and body weight.

Somewhere, you must also have met or seen people who are always too critical about their body image. They have a hard time accepting themselves as they are.

Those people wouldn’t even know but, maybe, they suffer from eating disorders.

People with this complex disorder also fears ‘weight gain’ and starve themselves to near-death.

Eating disorders are categorised into three main disorders – Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa & Binge Eating Disorder.

Therefore, this is an illness not a choice.
You must know, there are many reasons behind the formation of this serious disorder.

If you or any of your loved one is suffering from the disorder, you should know these mentioned reasons –


I. Influence of Culture
This is one of the major factor responsible in shaping our mindset over body image.

Over the years, we have been raised to see thin body (for women) and muscular body (for men) shape as a perfect body shape.

There are very few people who even know that body shape of men and women can be of many shapes. Over emphasis on appearance has always been in our society.

Due to this, many people get overwhelmed or obsessed with weight leading to see themselves as “too fat”.

They will apply quick-schemes of losing weight instead of managing their weight in a healthy way. Somehow, they will also begin to starve themselves for no-good-reason.