Anorexia or bulimia are associated with women not men. Dr. Blake Woodside director for eating disorders at Toronto General states that today, one in three men suffer anorexia and one in four, bulimia
Reasons are the same as in women – perhaps bullied as an overweight child or parents constantly criticizing resulting in a poor self image. One way to control the world around you is to take control of something no one else can – the food you eat. Men don’t come forward as quickly as women due to embarrassment resulting in a more serious condition
Why are men more prone today? The desired six pack, broad shoulders and narrow waist seen on magazine covers may be responsible. All is linked to success, sexuality, power and control.