Eating Disorders ???

mickthechippy

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Just seen the below article on the Beeb website ?


for the life of me I cant correlate the link stated between the current pandemic and eating disorders,

As a child living at home, we ate what we were given, if we didnt, we sat there until we did, there was a lot at that young age I didnt like, but that was what was on offer

I can understand there are certain foods that may provoke a reaction or allergy (I have one that put me in hospital the year we returned to the UK)

is it more that children these days will just refuse the food on offer, parental responsability regarding diet and the lack of appropriate response to child tantrums or ?

is it more of the type of foods we now have available to consume these days, the rise of fast food outlets rather than in the past, good old home cooking
 

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While a few will have/get eaten disorders it’s just a sign of typical lazy journalism and wokeness
 

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Having got a Grandaughter who suffered anorexia it really is a strange disorder,it only needed a few remarks from schoolmates etc that the girl was fat,which she wasn't, that started it off,she eventually went into a specialist department in Cambridge and to see some of the girls in there was enough to make you cry,the problem with units like the one she was in is that the girls shared tips on how to lose weight like standing out in the cold to burn calories,scraping the jam and butter spreads off their morning toast and slyly rubbing it in their hair and clothes,exercising under their blankets at night,thankfully she saw the light and survived a few of the girls didn't.
 

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Gert jnr is 7 stone dripping wet and we were worried she may have a eating disorder, especially when she was sick regular, she has a ulcer thanks to me as they are hereditary and IBS which she is on tablets for 👍👍
 

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it's just mental health services trying to justify their existence and hopefully get a bit more wedge
 

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it's just mental health services trying to justify their existence and hopefully get a bit more wedge

This was one thought I had when I read it, there's a lot of professionals out there that wouldn't exist if they didn't justify their own existence. But I don't really have strong opinions on it. My sister had an eating disorder when she was younger and on the other hand there is a lot of pressure on kids these days from the same media that produces articles like this.
 

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don't see how the pandemic is causing eating disorders, unless it's gluttony and a few of us can hold our hands up to that!
 

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"I'm intolerant to wheat"
"I'm intolerant to fish".
"I'm intolerant to dairy".
Imagine the scene. Somewhere in central Africa little begging hands go out.
"Here you are son, have this loaf"
"Oh no sah, I cannot eat bread".
Yeah, like that's going to happen.

Yes, there are people out there with genuine problems but they're a tiny tiny percentage of the populace.

Meals Phil style.
"Here's your dinner, enjoy".
"But I don't like......".
"You'll go hungry then son".
I was born in 1950 and grew up before eating disorders were invented. If it was on the plate I ate it. Mention and describe chitterlings or tripe to kids now and they look at you as if you're a cannibal.
 

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Manufacturing has changed especially in bread production. Speed is the essence. Hence chemicals added, belts quickened...More an intolerance than celiac decease!

Parents are fussy eaters, new-borns arrive with allergies!

Pollution is on the up, especially at sea. Seafood and shellfish can be full of contaminants! Especially mercury

Milk is like a poison to humans. Too much makes you ill. As previous, we grew slowly into milk in the 70s as we used to have it free at school each day. Would it surprise you most kids don't drink milk nowadays. Most skip breakfast, grab a McDonald's, breakfast bar but not milk. Most twentie something's that use our Costas ask for an alternative like soya or almond milk!

I spent 5 years doing nutrition in palliative care at Marie Curie. Another 5 years in Education. And another 5 years in Mindfulness and Wellbeing. Last 10 in Fine Dining and Staff Dining 👌🏻
 
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"I'm intolerant to wheat"
"I'm intolerant to fish".
"I'm intolerant to dairy".
Imagine the scene. Somewhere in central Africa little begging hands go out.
"Here you are son, have this loaf"
"Oh no sah, I cannot eat bread".
Yeah, like that's going to happen.

Yes, there are people out there with genuine problems but they're a tiny tiny percentage of the populace.

Meals Phil style.
"Here's your dinner, enjoy".
"But I don't like......".
"You'll go hungry then son".
I was born in 1950 and grew up before eating disorders were invented. If it was on the plate I ate it. Mention and describe chitterlings or tripe to kids now and they look at you as if you're a cannibal.
I had to eat what i was given as did most in my generation . Liver and onions ,chicken neck and the giblets we used to fight for lol . Belly pork and dripping mmmmm lovely. Many kids today live on fast food ,fortunately for me it was proper food ,nice dinners ,and the occasional packet of chips as a treat once in a while. There are food allergies and intolerance to certain things ,ibs, crones or is it krones . I cant relate anything to covid though. Some parents need to get a cook book and feed their kids some healthy meals instead of throwing money at takeaway meals on a far too regular basis
 

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I had to eat what i was given as did most in my generation . Liver and onions ,chicken neck and the giblets we used to fight for lol . Belly pork and dripping mmmmm lovely. Many kids today live on fast food ,fortunately for me it was proper food ,nice dinners ,and the occasional packet of chips as a treat once in a while. There are food allergies and intolerance to certain things ,ibs, crones or is it krones . I cant relate anything to covid though. Some parents need to get a cook book and feed their kids some healthy meals instead of throwing money at takeaway meals on a far too regular basis
Ive always said eat a little of everything ,a nice balanced diet ,some fat ,some lean ,fruit and vegetables.
 

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Not so much to do with kids not eating what’s put in front of them imo, which is fussy eating, not the eating disorders that the article references. If kids are hungry they’ll eat.

More to do with increased used of social media, due to lack of face to face contact, hence more pressure vis-a-vis body image, leading to eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, which are certainly not the same thing as fussy eating.

Certainly doesn’t affect all kids, but certainly will have a detrimental effect on this pre-disposed to such afflictions.
 

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Strewth growing up with four brothers mean't you never said I don't like......... because before you finished the sentence the whole plate would have been emptied for you. :D

With fast food / frozen dinners available I do wonder at the wisdom of some parents to ask what little Timmy would like to eat, too many parents seem to want to be their childrens 'best friend.' IMHO they are failing their children at being the guiding star their children need at a crucial stage in their lives. Being a parent isn't a popularity contest it's a life time commitment to do what is right for the life you have created.
 

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The fact that you can get a takeaway delivered is a driver in obesity now... why go to the trouble of getting off yer arse and shopping/cooking when a phone call sees a bucket of fat and calories delivered to your door... it also encourages obesity and agoraphobia
 

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Eating disorders are not new, not a fad, they are real, they are dangerous.

Eating disorders are:
About control (only they can control their own food intake)
A cry for help
Effect those who have low self-esteem
Extremely difficult to beat
Extremely difficult to understand
Extremely difficult for family to live together normally

Please treat these disorders most seriously and be patient.
 

Arry

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All have underlying drivers... sort those, sort the problem
 

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Kids are given too many choices in most things nowadays

Many younger parents are terrified of being the bad guy, so little kelvin always gets what he wants and mommy has 3 different dishes to cook
dishes to cook
Packets to microwave
 
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