When eating is not a pleasure

When eating is not a pleasure
When eating is not a pleasure

Normally, eating is a pleasure. Also, it is vital. We need nutrients for the machine to function as it should. In addition, there are foods that protect us from diseases, that lift our spirits, and there are flavors that delight our palates, making us forget that we have had a bad day. The act of eating is usually satisfying, especially if we practice it in good company.


But we can't deny the evidence. Sometimes (not) eating becomes a problem and food becomes a demon. Indeed, when food intake becomes a problem causing a deterioration in physical and mental he alth, we will be facing an eating behavior disorder. This is indeed an evil giant that invades all spheres of a person's life.

There are disorders of a diverse nature but they all share certain manifestations of a psychological nature that underlie the disease itself: low self-esteem, insecurity, diffuse identity, extreme perfectionism, high self-criticism, high level of demand or weak personality, among others.

We all immediately come up with terms like anorexia nervosa or bulimia since they are the most common and frequent. The media have even dedicated space to them due to the importance they have acquired in recent decades.

However, there are other disorders that are perhaps less known because they are new-onset pathologiesno set parameters. We mean:

  • Orthorexia

These are patients obsessed with he althy and organic food. They eliminate all foods that they do not consider as such without replacing them with others that provide them with the same nutrients. The first foods that do not pass the sieve are usually meats and fats. On the contrary, they have no problem with quantities.

As an orientation, there is a test available called the Doctor Bratman Test, whose number of affirmative answers is an indicator of the degree of concern for he althy eating.

  • Pick Eating Syndrome

If a person limits the food they eat, without scientific basis, to a small number of products, which gradually decreases until reaching approximately five, then they may have this syndrome. They get to take nothing if they do not have any included in their selection. The syndrome may be accompanied by anxiety, obsessions, affective problems, etc.

  • Bede Eating Disorder

Occurs when you eat too much uncontrollably in a short period of time. Very frequent in people with obesity, they do not usually compensate this behavior with others such as exercise, provocation of vomiting, or the use of laxatives. Socially isolated by their own free will, they usually present depressive-type behaviors.

  • Vigorexia

Despite not being strictly food, it is amental disorder related to preoccupation with figure. They exercise excessively together with the consumption of anabolics or steroids to achieve superlative muscles. They live in, for, and by the gym causing the breakdown of friendly, romantic and family relationships in extreme cases.

As usual, we recommend that families pay attention to the signs and signals that portend that something is not going well. It is always better to detect disorders as early as possible so that you can intervene in the early stages. Thus, healing is at least more likely.

Trust once in he alth professionals to guide you, direct you, and instruct you with the sole purpose of ensuring a comprehensive recovery of the sick person.

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