PROFESSIONAL MODELS AND EATING DISORDERS

Eating disorders in general can be in different forms, and can take different shapes and patterns. It can be in forms like malnutrition, excessive food intakes, and also excessive intake of a particular class of food or recipe. The nature of the food we take in, determines to a large extent how healthy we will be.

SOME EATING DISORDERS THAT MAY BE AT THE DISADVANTAGE OF A MODEL

MALNUTRITION

Malnutrition is an eating pattern that exists when a person is being fed or nurtured with little or no nutritional standards of food intake, thereby resulting to an abnormal body build-up. As a professional model, some of these things are essential and are not to be treated with levity.

When people keep good nutritional standards and adhere to some nutritional principles, the implication is that they begin to develop and maintain a healthy body structure, which would make the person look very fit and healthy. Such a body maintenance strategy is needed for a model to carry out the duties and daily activities as the profession requires. Therefore, it is quite important for a model to keep good nutritional standards as it will serve as an advantage for the person in the long-run.

EATING HABIT

Talking about how people eat with reference to the manner at which food is being taken, a high rate of comportment and composure for models, is very key and important. Models are public figures and they would surely have reasons to be present in public gatherings, and as a result of that, the manner at which they handle their eating habit should be ideal. A bad eating habit exhibited by a model can taint the image of such model leading to public disgrace.

VOLUME AND TYPE OF FOOD INTAKE

Apart from the nutritional criteria which a model needs to keep fit and stay healthy, the eating habit needs to be constantly checked and corrected if not right, in order to maintain comportment and avoid public disgrace.

The quantity or volume and type of food that is being eaten also needs consistent check. When a person takes too much of sugary and fatty foods it could lead to diabetes, obesity and the likes, this means that the person will become prone to diseases and infections, which is not good for a model. Asides the unhealthy state of the person, it will make the person lose form and shape, which is also not advantageous to a model.

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