Boxers and MMA fighters are one of the most common athletes that can develop a binge eating disorder. In order to qualify for a certain weight class, sometimes these athletes must eat a high fat and high protein diet in large amounts to make the required weight. In the same way, they are sometimes required to lose an excessive amount of weight in order to qualify for a certain weight class. The athlete may resort to starving himself or even purging his food to make the required weight. Because they are gaining or losing the weight so fast, it can be detrimental to their health. It can result in heart disease or lead to heart attacks or even death.
Actors and actresses are also at risk of developing an eating disorder while working at their job. Depending on what upcoming role an acclaimed actor has, they may have to lose or gain an excessive amount of weight for the part. Sometimes the amount of weight they have to gain for a part makes them unrecognizable on screen. Most of the time, they gain the excess weight by binge eating. Like boxers, they intake a high fat, high protein and high calorie diet. They eat a bunch of cheese burgers and french fries. They drink protein shakes and raw eggs. They eat carton of ice creams. Basically, they will do whatever it takes to gain or lose the weight for that epic part in the next upcoming blockbuster. Then once the actor or actress finishes filming their role in the movie, they commence to quickly and frantically losing the weight again. They stop eating and start exercising religiously in order to lose the weight before their next big part. This major fluctuation in weight can seriously contribute to a dangerous eating disorder.
Models also have a hard time with maintaining an expectation in their industry for weight and body style. They have to stay in perfect form for photo shoots, fashion shows and appearances. The pressure to maintain such a body image can take its toll on someone making them more likely to achieve their results in unhealthy ways. They may choose to eat less or exercise profusely. They may take diet pills or drugs to keep up their energy or keep the weight off. Models have very hectic schedules that require them to travel a lot and be available at all hours of the day and night. They do not always have the time to eat properly or exercise appropriately, so they tend to compensate in un healthy ways.
Professionals that are more prone to developing a binge eating disorder or other eating disorders should really consider getting help if they feel that their eating habits have begun to affect their health or their relationships in any way. Positive Pathways offers a road to recovery for your eating disorders. They provide the support you need to prevent or treat your binge eating disorder. Visit their website for more information and to see how they can help.