Feeling out of control during the binge.
Gibbs, N. (2006). The magic of the family meal. Time.
Exercise is the number one activity that helps people maintain healthy weight. Muscle continually burns fat. More muscle mass means more calories are used during the day. The metabolic rate rises during exercise and can extend for six hours post-exercise. One pound of muscle burns 35 calories whereas one pound of fat burn 2 calories.
Death, of course, is the ultimate life-altering complication.
Only 20% of Americans exercise three times a week or more; 80% do it less than that. For all the information on exercise programs and equipment, we as a culture aren't exercising on a consistent basis.
National Eating Disorders Association
Part of your role is educational. You’ll provide accurate information to dispel the myths patients hold about the nutritional value of foods, the effectiveness of dieting, or that they can pick a weight and force their bodies to go there without repercussions. At the same time, you’ll incorporate behavior change techniques to alter dysfunctional eating habits, destructive purging behaviors, and excessive or nonexistent exercise routines.
Eating Disorders Information Network
Although the four areas are written about separately, you will not be doing therapy in a linear fashion. You will be addressing all the selves during the course of treatment, bouncing back and forth depending on what your patient brings to you.