Thursday, 13 August 2015

A Poem To Raise Awareness

The sunlight shines on his pasty white skin,
He needs to get drunk someone pass him the gin,
Hopefully tomorrow he'll love his body,
He doesn't have time to make hatred a hobby.
Just skip one meal no on will know,
It might help my six pack to grow
Inadequate & ugly unfashionable & grey
Thanks be god tomorrows a new day.

Hey Guys,

I know that poem was crap but I had the majority of it written ages ago & tweaked it a bit as I thought it would fit in with this post well.

25% of people with an eating disorder are male, sometimes we forget this. Males too, can suffer with negative body image & body dysmorphia & often the media doesn't portray this.

Anorexia Nervosa in Males: Anorexia is a serious disorder recognised by starvation and weight loss.  

Some symptoms may include  
  • Food rituals
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low body temperature
  • Thinning of the hair
  • Isolation

Bulimia Nervosa is recognised by a cycle of binge eating followed by purging,excessive exercise or laxative abuse.

Some symptoms may include 
  • Fatigue
  • Dental problems
  • Strong need of control
  • Social isolation 
  • Frequent weighing of self

Compulsive Overeating Disorder is an eating pattern which the suffer overeats 
40% of people with this disorder are male.

Some symptoms may include 
  • Fatigue
  • Eating very quickly
  • Hiding food 
  • Eating alone

I hope this helped raise awareness for this issue in both male & females.
I learned a lot when researching for this post & hopefully you have too.

Talk to you soon!

Love always,
Nixie xx


  1. This is such a lovely post Nixie! And it's also very admirable that you're posting about such important things!

    Rachel X

    1. Thank you so much Rachel! Your comment just made my day :)

  2. Love that you're trying to raise awareness about such important issues on your blog. It's so easy to forget that illnesses aren't gender specific. Also, that poem isn't crap, it's really good and I'm an English teacher so you better believe it...haha jk :) x

    Sinead | Dreaming Again

    1. Thank you so much Sinead! Hahaha I dont know about that but that you so much xx

  3. Really really interesting post! Everyone presumes its girls that suffer from these types of illnesses because socially 'guys don't care' about how they look. Which is so not true :) I loved the poem, it portrays a typical student's lifestyle from the drinking/ having a good time facade to what goes on inside :)


    1. Wow Thank you so much! Yes exactly! I'm so happy you liked it xx

  4. P.S Nixie I've nominated you for a Liebster Award!! I really like your blog :) You can read about it here on my blog -

    I can't wait to see your answers and what blogs you adore :D

    Sinéad | The Travel Bible Blog x

    1. Thats so nice of you! I cant wait to answer your questions & check out your blog! :) xx