It is not a secret that anorexia is considered as an eating disorder. How can a diet be named after this? One thing has to be clarified—this is not about encouraging people, especially young girls, to jump into becoming anorexic. This eating disorder is way too dangerous and could lead to a multitude of health disorders. The anorexic diet should help individuals who suffered from this disorder to get back on track and revive their health.
It is true that being anorexic is more than just imbibing a habit. Yes, depriving one’s self to eat and avoiding all sorts of food in an extreme manner is the core of being anorexic. However, it should be understood too that this is something that is also triggered by emotional and psychological condition. Feeling insecure and having extreme repulsion for one’s body can push a person to this type of eating disorder.
Anorexia will certainly deprive the body of essential nutrients which are needed to sustain daily activities. Not eating right—or more appropriately, not eating at all—will cause the body to crash. Logically, this means weight loss. Problem is, since the body does not get the nutrients that it needs and weight reduction happens so fast, this leads to becoming ill and malnourished.
To save the body from continuous destruction due to anorexia, here are certain things which need to be done. First, is to kick the habit and forget about this extremely unhealthy way of eating. Second, is to be mentally and psychologically prepared to out an end to it. Third is to know the right diet which will help in restoring the once youthful and healthy body.photo credit: flickr.com/Charlotte Astrid
The Basics of Anorexic Diet
The anorexic diet is about eating the right types of food which will pump up nutrients to the body without shocking it. Here are some of the diet essentials:
Regulated Sugar Intake—This is necessary so that the sugar level will be managed once again. It should not escalate too high but at the same time, it should be elevated to a healthy plane. The amount of daily sugar intake may vary from one person to another, but usually, it starts with 200 micrograms and this is changed as the patient progresses.
Fiber Rich Food—This should put the digestive system back to its regular track. It also helps in flushing out some toxins which may have accumulated within the body. Fruits and vegetable are ideal because they also contain lots of nutrients.
Magnesium—As part of the anorexic diet, patients are given Magnesium supplements and the dosage should be prescribed by a physician. This is important because it acts as preventive measure against stress. Stress can trigger the patient to fall back to being anorexic and magnesium will prevent this from happening.
Vitamins B, E and Zinc—These can be obtained through fruits and vegetables. However, since the initial stage of anorexic diet means regulating the food intake very carefully, it may be necessary to take supplements and vitamin capsules too.
It is also important to keep in mind that the anorexic diet should gradually increase the amount of food that is eaten by the patient daily. That way, the body would not be in distressed which could also bring harmful effects.