Nutrition and Eating Disorders

Nutrition and Eating Disorders

by Lori A. Smolin, Mary B. Grosvenor

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Media images of ?ideal? bodies add to many people's worries about their own body weight and shape. In reality, the body types considered ideal by many people are often dangerously thin. For some people, concern with their body size and shape becomes an obsession and they can develop on eating disorder, Sufferers may starve themselves, exercise too much, or deliberately vomit to purge their body of calories. Nutrition and Eating Disorders, Second Edition examines some of the most common eating disorders, from anorexia nervosa to binge eating.

Good nutrition is important for a healthy, long, and productive life. To function properly, the body must take in a balanced diet rich in carbohydrates, triglyceride lipids (fats and oils), and proteins. Healthy Eating: A Guide to Nutrition provides people of all ages with guidance for choosing and maintaining a healthy diet, and explores how nutrition plays a role in areas such as sports, weight loss, disease prevention, and human development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604138023
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 11/28/2010
Series: Healthy Eating: A Guide to Nutrition Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 798,764
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Lori A. Smolin Mary B. Grosvenor 7

1 The Meaning of Food 9

2 How Food Nourishes You 20

3 Normal and Abnormal Eating 41

4 Eating Disorders: Who Is Affected and Why? 54

5 Body Image 67

6 A Healthy Body Weight 82

7 Anorexia Nervosa 103

8 Bulimia Nervosa 123

9 Binge Eating and Other Eating Disorders 137


Dietary Reference Intakes 155

Healthy Body Weights 162

BMI-for-Age Growth Charts 164

Blood Values of Nutritional Relevance 166

USD A's MyPyramid 167

Glossary 168

Bibliography 175

Further Resources 180

Picture Credits 182

Index 183

About the Authors 190

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