University of Phoenix
January 10, 2016
To fuel the human body we must feed it. While a great deal of people eat properly, and maintain good body weight, and keep their body fed some do not. There are many eating disorders today that are impacting society. Whether it be media, peers, or just overall hate of our own bodies, we need to be better informed of what we are doing. There are some disorders that cause major harm on our organs, the repairs can take years to complete. Eating disorders have become a huge part of our culture today.
Primary drive of hunger
Our bodies require food to produce fuel for us to be able to think, walk, talk, etc. Typically we are aware that we are hungry when our stomachs begin to experience hunger pains, or growling about (Health Psychology Home Page, 2015). However, the pains or the noise coming from our stomachs isn’t the very first sign that we need to feed our bodies. Most of everything that we eat gets converted over to what is called Glucose. Our bodies convert glucose into fat that gets stored for later use in our livers. When the levels of glucose in our bodies reach low levels, the liver instructs the body to consume food. This is why eating the proper foods are so important (General Psychology, 2009). Things that turn straight into sugar will leave our bodies not satisfied and it will store to much fat.
Men vs Women
While eating disorders can effect both men and women. Eating disorders are generally more common in women than men (About Health, 2012). While some men tend to have some issues with their appearance, the media and peers pressure females to be a perfect figure. While some women find that the photos and the articles that portray that women need to be a size 0 outraging. Other women see the images as an example of what they have to strive to look like. Our media plays a huge part in how we see what normal looks like (General...