Spectrum of Energy Availability

As previously indicated, the revised ACSM Triad Position Stand will likely place a greater emphasis on the spectrum of behaviors and conditions within a given disorder category as opposed to the original version, which focused more on the extreme end point of each disorder category [3]. The category of disordered eating is meant to convey a continuum of abnormal eating behaviors, ranging from failing to meet the energy demands of exercise (ie, low energy availability) to the clinical eating disorders, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorders not otherwise specified. Each one of the major categories contained within the spectrum of disordered eating is briefly described.

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