Thursday, October 27, 2011

Eating Pattern affect girl’s body weight

For many neutrotypical girls, weight management becomes an issue in the pre-teen and teenage years.

Girls often comparing themselves to media images of actresses models and teen pop stars and to each other.

Epidemiological studies of eating disorders, disordered eating and body weight and shape preoccupation reveal a continuum of disruption in women’s eating pattern and body dissatisfaction.

Approximately 70% of high school girls in North America report dieting to lose weight despite being within the normal weight range.

They refused to maintain body weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height.

The girls characteristically exhibit an intense fear of becoming obese when very thin and have a distorted body image, so they still consider themselves overweight.

Often the extra baby fat that appears right before puberty inspires panic dieting. Because this baby fat is not extra calories stored as fat, it does not respond well to dieting, which only increases anxiety, producing more rigorous attempts to diet.

As many as 51% of the underweight adolescents described themselves as extremely fearful of being overweight and 36% were preoccupied with body fat.

For young girls, maintaining a healthy body weight for her age, height, and build can affected by:
*An unhealthy diet and a restricted selection of foods
*A prevalent for secondary activities – computer, video games, television
*Limited awareness of internal sensations
*Stress eating
*Medication side affects.
Eating Pattern affect girl’s body weight

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