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Extreme weight loss, that can occur in an eating disorder can often create a situation where weight gain and nutrition are the primary avenues of treatment. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa or Anorexia and Bulimia, as they are commonly known, are diseases that are also known as eating disorders. In both cases, the person suffering from the eating disorder has a distorted image of their own body which leads to the person controlling, sometime to the point of obsession, every calorie and piece of food that goes into their body. Eating disorders are often caused by emotional or social factors and for men, sports that have specific weight ranges or categories. Both Anorxia and Bulimia are life threatening diseases that should be treated with psychological counseling and nutritional advice. If you are recovering from an eating disorder, your doctor may put you on a diet to gain weight. Ensure that you are eating small, balanced meals high in nutrition.