We hypothesized that time spent on the internet, especially when looking at body image related content, was positively correlated with more abnormal eating attitudes and behaviors and negatively correlated with body image satisfaction.
Descriptive statistics were used to report information about media and internet use behaviors, nutritional status scores of body image satisfaction, abnormal eating attitudes and behaviors, drive for muscularity, and self-esteem.
There is ample historical evidence for the association of nocturnal eating binges with abnormal eating attitudes and behaviors
. Bell(8) has written an engrossing account of the role played by ascetism in the mystical experiences of medieval Italian women saints and gives the following two especially credible examples of women who resorted to nocturnal eating binges during prolonged fasts.