Men struggle too

March 12, 2015

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A Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master's degree in dietetics & nutrition. My passion is helping you find peace with food - and within yourself.

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Eating issues are stereotypically confined to females, but it's an issue for men too.  The pressures on men regarding cultural expectations for their bodies are certainly different than the pressures on females, but the core struggles with body image and self worth are rooted in the same place for all of us, regardless of gender.  

Just like women want to stop being objectified, we need to stop doing it to men too.  The images of men in the media are also altered.  Media literacy is important for all of us.

Because these issues are considered to only be a female problem, men are less likely to seek help, either out of shame or lack of awareness that the issue is common and effective interventions exist.  Studies are suggesting that 50% of those with binge eating disorder are male.  Eating disorders don't discriminate.

If you or someone you know is struggling with your relationship with food, you are not alone.  Help is available.  Seek out eating disorder specialists who can provide evidence-based treatments.  Find peace with food.

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