Disordered eating, VS eating disorder
A brief description of the difference between disordered eating and eating disorder.
Disorder eating is a term used to explain a person’s irregular eating behaviours. It is an unhealthy eating pattern that can include restrictive eating, compulsive eating or skipping meals. This could be because a person makes no time to sit down and eat a healthy balance meal or even meals.
They consume more on the go-fast foods. This can most probably cause a person over time to develop digestive problems. symptoms of disordered eating can include the behaviour which are also commonly linked with eating disorders such as chronic weight fluctuations, anxiety which is linked to certain foods or anxiety can occur when meals have been skipped, having the feeling of shame or guilt with eating, people can feel like they have lost their control around food, using exercise, fasting, purging to make up for when they feel they have made a bad food choice.
An eating disorder
Is a profoundly serious mental illness, it is not done through personal choice, and it is not just a person who has gone too far with their diet. Eating disorder is when a person will use food to try and cope with their feeling as well as other situation, an eating disorder is a mental health condition. A person with an eating disorder may exhibit unhealthy eating behaviours such as consuming too much or too little at mealtimes, they may be worrying about their weight. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, this is when a person will either exercise too much or control their weight through there eating.
It can also be the combination of both. Bulimia is when a person loses control over how much they eat and then taking extreme actions to not put that weight on. Binge eating disorders is when a person eats substantial portions of food until they feel uncomfortably full. People with an eating disorder may show signs of disorder eating, but not all disorder eaters can be diagnosed with extreme eating disorders.
The different is the frequency as well as the severity of behaviours as well as the distress it causes the person. Disordered eating is a term used to identify a range of patterns of eating behaviours that might or might not require a diagnosis of a certain eating disorder.
By Aaron Christopher slade