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Common Eating Disorders

Below are the most common eating disorders found. The three most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating. Some sources say that binge eating is the most common eating disorder nowadays, however anorexia and bulimia have been common eating disorders for a very long time.

What is Anorexia Nervosa?

Anorexia Nervosa is the eating disorder whereby the anorexic person self imposed fasting or dieting with severe weight loss that is at least 15% below the recommended weight.

People with anorexia nervosa will be over exercising in an attempt to lose weight. They are obsessed with eating diet food, not eating at all, and weighting themselves often...

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What Is a Low Fat Diet?

Many people think that to lose weight, the less fat you consume, the faster you lose weight. While it is good to avoid excessive fat in your diet, a healthy diet needs to have some fat in it. It is important to know that dietary fat is needed for good health, as fats supply energy and essential fatty acids, in addition to supplying fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K. It is also important to know the difference between bad fat which you need to avoid and good fat which helps you stay healthy.

Definition of a Low Fat Diet

According to the US Department of Agriculture or USDA, a low-fat diet, as the name implies, is a diet that consists of little fat, especially saturated fat and cholesterol, which is thought to lead to increased blood cholesterol levels and heart disease risk.


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