Manorexia: Males and Eating Disorders
To help our teens resist unhealthy ways of obtaining perfect bodies, commonsense media suggested we do a number of things:
- Tell our teens that few men actually look like those famous people, and if they do it is with a lot of support, work, in some cases, surgery, and money;
- Ask our kids about their friends risky behavior including disordered eating, steroid use, and over exercising;
- Watch for signs of eating disorders including drastically changing eating patterns, vomiting, sudden weight loss, large muscle growth, and a jump in exercising time.
Online Reources: National Eating Disorders Association; Healthline; We're Talking Teen Health
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