Specific purpose: I want my audience to understand what bulimia is. Organizational pattern: Cause-effect Introduction I. Attention statement: Nearly half of Americans personally know someone with an eating disorder such as bulimia, according to a recent survey of 1,264 adults, in the New York Times, by Zogby, published Friday July seventh. In addition the poll states that college graduates are more likely to know someone with an eating disorder (Zogby). II. Orientation phase point: I am going to tell you what is bulimia, signs/side affects and treatments. Adaptation: Bulimia is an eating disorder in which a person eats an abnormally large amount of food (which is a binge), and then tries to prevent the weight gain by purging. Some examples of purging are: vomiting (most common), waterpills, laxatives, fasting or even excessive exercising. According to the 1990 book, titled Eating Habits and Disorders, written by Rachel Epstein. Credibility : Bulimia is difficult to detect in someone you know. This is because many of the bulimic’s remain at normal body weight or even above normal weight. This is due to their frequent binges on food. Binges can range from one or two times a week to many times a day. Enumerated preview: My object today is for you to understand bulimia and to be able for you to receive information that could maybe help you out some day. First I will tell you the causes, then the signs/side affects, and treatments. Transitions: To begin with I would like to tell you that there are many factors that contribute to bulimia but the exact cause is unknown. BODY III. Suffers of bulimia binge and purge for a variety of reasons. A. Bulimia usually starts in the teen or early adult years and is far more common in females than in males. The illness may be constant or it may get better and worse over a period of many years. Usually bingeing alternates with periods of normal eating andor fasting. In severe cases there may be periods of …

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