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Men Get Eating Disorders Too!

So, life is a delicate balancing act. No-one is going to argue with that!

According to research, men are really struggling with this issue. On the one hand, they expect themselves to be masculine and therefore couldn’t possibly suffer from a female dominated illness such as an eating disorder. On the other hand, they are becoming more conscious of their body image and therefore their weight and what they are eating. This must make it very difficult for men to talk about or seek help.

Never before in history have there been more beauty/weight products aimed solely at the male market. It's a booming industry.

The issue is whether this is a good thing or not. Of course obesity is a risk. Is it a risk worth taking? That depends on multiple factors. If one is slightly overweight but very happy with themselves then carry on! If one is slightly overweight, becomes obsessed with their body image and size, which then leads to a very unhealthy relationship with food, this can only be a bad thing.

Fortunately at this point in time, men are not resorting to drastic measures to control their weight such as vomiting or abusing laxatives. However, is this the way forward? One wonders if in the future will there be as many men as women with issues around food and weight?

If this is you, you are not alone, please seek help.


*Disclaimer - Results may vary from person to person

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