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WEIGHT AND EATING DISORDERS Note: This power point presentation was created by McGraw Glencoe Health company. It was downloaded from their free educator’s website. All notes and information are from the “Teen Health” text book series
Managing Your Weight In this lesson, you will Learn About… How to determine what weight is healthy for you. The dangers of eating disorders. Healthful ways to manage your weight.
Managing Your Weight The Vocabulary terms for this lesson are : Body Mass Index (BMI). Body Mass Index (BMI) Eating disorder. Eating disorder Anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa Bulimia nervosa. Bulimia nervosa Binge eating disorder. Binge eating disorder
A Healthy Weight Your height, age, gender, inherited body type, and growth pattern determine your healthy weight. A healthy weight is not just one number, but a range. Body Mass Index is a way to assess your body size, taking your height and weight into account.
A Healthy Weight (cont’d.) To see if your weight falls within a healthy range, use the Body Mass Index (BMI) chart for teens.
Benefits of a Healthy Weight Being overweight or underweight may increase your risk of developing serious health problems. Being seriously overweight strains the muscles and bones and makes the heart work harder. It also increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Being seriously underweight can cause fatigue, sleeplessness, and irritability.
Nutrition and Physical Activity Your body runs on energy from food. You need to eat in order to move, to grow, to build and repair tissues, and to keep your body systems working. When you eat, your body converts the calories in the food to a type of energy that your cells can use. To stay at a healthy weight, you must take in the same number of calories each day that you use for energy.
Activity and Calorie Use
Eating Disorders Eating disorders are extreme eating behaviors that can lead to serious illness or even death. These disorders are often related to other problems, such as the following: Unrealistic body image Low self-esteem Depression and other emotional pain
Eating Disorders (cont’d.) Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person has an intense fear of weight gain and starves herself or himself. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person repeatedly eats large amounts of food and then purges. Binge eating disorder, or compulsive overeating, is an eating disorder in which a person repeatedly eats large amounts of food at one time.
Tips for Managing Your Weight To safely reach and maintain a healthy weight: Eat moderate amounts of healthy foods. Be physically active each day. Avoid fad diets. Choose lean meats, low-fat dairy foods, and foods that are steamed or baked. Watch portion sizes. Eat slowly and chew your food well. If you need to lose weight, do it gradually. Eat small servings with fewer calories. Eat at regular times each day and drink plenty of water.