“450 pounds to freedom”
The purpose of the T.O.U.C.H. 52:11 Inc. is to educate society on what it feels like to be obese in a society that doesn’t accept individuals for who they are. I speak on my experience of once weighing 450 pounds and all of the challenges I faced as well as, the challenges I faced after loosing over 200 pounds.
The purpose of T.O.U.C.H. 52:11 Inc. is to leave you motivated, encouraged and feeling as though it is possible to take on any weight challenge you may be experiencing. When creating T.O.U.C.H. 52:11 Inc. I was very cautious to make sure it is a safe place in which those suffering from the addiction of obesity can find a source of help not hindrance. I am a life coach and self esteem expert for those who feel as though it’s impossible to loose masses amount of weight. I ask you to join us in the fight to educate ourselves and saving lives through the power of self will and sheer motivation.
When Too Much Exercise Becomes a Problem Compulsive Exercise and Exercise Bulimia
Exercise bulimia is when compulsive exercise becomes more than a desire to get into shape or manage ones weight. Those who suffer use exercise to purge to compensate for eating binges and often work out multiple times per day three or four hours at a time. The difference between compulsive exercise v/s exercise bulimia:
Many use the terms interchangeably they truly are two different things. Compulsive exercises is when individuals build their lives around working out and are genuinely distressed if they can’t exercise as much as they feel they need to (or should be). Exercise bulimia is similar, but involves eating binges. People who suffer from extreme bulimia often binge on food and then exercise obsessively to make up for it. Exercise becomes a way to control calories, justify eating, and punish oneself for eating too much or eating the “wrong” things.
Both conditions are indicated by the following symptoms:
• Choosing to exercise instead of going to work or enjoying social activities with friends or loved ones
• Refusing to take any rest or recovery days, even when injured
• Continuing to exercise even when ill
• Exercising to the point of exhaustion
• Never exercising for fun
• Experiencing severe stress and emotional upset, including depression, if unable to exercise
Associated Health Problems
Exercise is usually a good thing, but rest and recovery are very important, too. Excessive exercise can weaken the body and cause a host of problems, including:
• Suppressed immune system
• Lack of menstruation (amenorrhea) in women due to a lack of body fat
• Reproductive problems
• Heart problems (such as muscle wasting and rhythm problems)
• Stress fractures and sprains
• Exercise bulimia can be a symptom of a much bigger problem. Studies have fund that suffers come from families where food was used as a way of controlling behavior and battles surrounding food. Treatments include support groups, cognitive behavior therapy, psychotherapy, and or medication such as anti depressants. Remember to allow exercise to serve a purpose in your life-not be the center of it.
To learn more about eating and exercise disorders and receive a referral to a health practitioner in your area, contact the National Eating Disorders Association at: 1-800-931-2237 or visit: www.edap.org.
Sandra Kelley M.S. Education
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