Weight Gain After an Eating Disorder

Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

 


Experiencing Weight Gain After an Eating Disorder

The amount gained is going to greatly depend upon the type of eating disorder involved. Let's tackle a few examples below in this article. And we must note that most disorders which involve food and drink tend to be either in excess or deficient.

Weight Gain Due to an Overeating Disorder, Excessive Behavior

The individual may eat in excess due to any or all of the following conditions:

A. They are lonely and food is their friend, giving them comfort.

B. Due to stress. Food makes them feel better, although the feeling is temporary.

C. They enjoy the taste, texture and appearance of food.

D. They may have experienced a time in their life where food was not plentiful. In the back of their mind they may be worried that they will get to that point again, so they gorge as a result.

E. They are simply unable to resist eating.

Even after an individual loses weight, they often struggle to keep it off. Weight gain is quite common following dieting. More than 95% of individuals who lose excess pounds regain them within five years in addition to more pounds.

 


Weight Gain Due to Starving, Deficient Behavior

Bulimia, Anorexia - and other eating disorders which involve starving the body serve to create great stress and risk to health.

For recovering individuals, it might be concerning to see weight climb - rather than staying at the skeleton-like numbers.

If this sounds familiar to your situation, please meet with your counselor or physician to discuss how you're feeling because you must stay on track for the sake of your good health. You must accept that gaining weight at this stage is necessary - and a good thing rather than bad.

Weight Gain Due to Insufficient Calories While Dieting, Deficient Behavior

While dieting many individuals slash their energy intake values too severely. At times, the amount is so restrictive that the body struggles greatly in order to survive. Putting on pounds can be one result of a plan that is too restrictive in energy values, specifically in vitamins and essential minerals as the body requires certain elements in order to perform varying tasks - such as processing weight loss. When one element is missing, the task can be halted.

Keep in mind that the body requires a balance of vitamins and minerals in order to keep in balance. With the body - everything is a delicate balancing act.

 

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