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Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Understanding the scenario of Eating disorders worldwide

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses; they are not zero bands this issue has increased many folds. People from all walks of life both men and women, young and old, rich and poor, and from all cultural backgrounds are choosing the motto of ‘stay thin to look fit’. This is leading to a high incidence of eating disorders worldwide about 66% between 16-19 years of age. Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses; they are not a lifestyle choice or a diet gone ‘too far. Disordered eating and body image issue has increased worldwide over the few decades even reaching its hands in our country among all ages, mostly in young adults. Most eating disorders involve focusing too much on your weight, body shape, and food, leading to dangerous eating behaviors. These behaviors can significantly impact your body’s ability to get adequate nutrition. Eating disorders often develop in the teen and young adulthood when the body image existence maximizes. A person with an eating disorder may experience long term health issues leading to social, financial, physical impairment, often affecting the individual as well as the entire family or circle of support.

Lola support National Eating Disorder Awareness campaign

Every year National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is followed in the last week of February/first week of March (25th Feb to 3rd March). The tradition of focusing on eating disorder advocacy and support is observed for over 30 years by most countries around the globe, now India has also joined hands with many organizations to combat this issue. The Lola App supports the National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2019. The Lola App is a Traditional medicine and integrative medicine based App focusing on helping identify the inner health and bridging it with the outer health to provide a holistic approach to an individual. Join the movement! Fight back against eating disorder myths and promote body acceptance.

 

 

 

Shruti Kulkarni

Shruti Kulkarni, PhD candidate, MS (Public Health), BSc (Foods & Nutrition) is an accomplished Nutrition Specialist; she is a doctoral candidate in Gerontology, Certified Diabetes Educator & Counsellor and a Consulting Nutritionist. As a vivid scholar, researcher & educator; Shruti is published in some international journals and conferences in India and abroad in the field of Public Health and Gerontology.
Her work focuses primarily on providing insights towards enhancing the lifestyle in an innovative and personalised manner. She understands the need to find insights for different issues by providing personalised, scientific and doable inputs in your daily life. With her immense knowledge and vision of optimal health and well-being, she helps one learn ways to identify and navigate around the obstacles and barriers between what really matters to you, when adhering to a wellness goal. In a nutshell, Shruti believes in a holistic approach towards achieving your personal health and wellness goals with a need of change in one’s health behavior through Nutrition advice and counseling. Learn more about her@thelolaapp.com.

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