Bigorexia Is The Body Dysmorphia Of Wanting To Have Bigger Muscles!

If you feel like you are obsessed with having a perfect body and have a body dysmorphia, let me introduce you to Bigorexia! Yes, I know it sounds like Anorexia, but it’s the total opposite!

When you are anorexic, you always thing you are big / fat and constantly try to get skinnier!


When you have Bigorexia, you want to be bigger and always think you are small!

  • Unfortunately this disease is a problem for many people these days. That said, IT DOES NOT just happen to you, you can actually contribute to getting it!

How? Well it all starts with you wanting to look perfect.

You go online and look at fitness models, or whatever your preference is, and then you go ahead and try to look like the picture in the magazine or Instagram.

(Yes, even if it’s a fake ass, you still don’t care!)


The problem is, none of those body images look like that in person.

There is photo shop and many other factors, but we still strive to look like that perfect body image in the picture!

“People spend years trying to get that perfect body, because they are obsessed with it, but by that time, it’s too late and they have Bigorexia or some other form of mental disorder!”

Look at these people that are obsessed with having a perfect body!

Those are just people who think they look perfect, but as you see, look stupid as hell.

What is Bigorexia?

Bigorexia is just a new way and term for having dysmorphia. It is the distorted image of our own body that causes obsession and rejection.

  • This obsession and rejection usually comes from oneself.

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The disease is definitely as serious and scary as anorexia or bulimia, and also related to orthorexia.

This new disease usually effects young men and was first described by a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School as:

“a disorder related to the perception of physical appearance, characterized by a growing obsession to increase muscular volume”.

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Dr. Pope consistently said that the psychological profile of the bigorexic person is an insecure and introverted individual with issues and someone who rejects his or her body and has very low self-esteem.

“An individual who can spend nearly a whole day at the gym, abandoning his social and work-related activities, plunging into an environment they consider more favorable”, explains the renowned physician.

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What are the symptoms of Bigorexia?

Here are some common symptoms of Muscle Dysmorphia and Bigorexia:

  • If you are always thinking about or spending time on your body image and looking more muscular
  • A very serious fear of losing weight and especially muscle mass.
  • Constantly having excessive training and dieting with the goal of getting bigger!
  • Often missing out on normal life and every day activities in order to gain size
  • Putting yourself through torture and force feeding yourself in order to gain weight
  • Use of steroids or dietary supplements with the goal of getting bigger muscles
  • Avoiding situations where people might see you with your shirt off, because you always feel small.

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How Common Is Muscle Dysmorphia?

The rates for muscle dysmorphia in men are very close to the numbers of women who have anorexia.

This tells us that millions of guys out there in the gym suffer from muscle dysmorphia unfortunately. 

  • It is said that the most common age for a young man to get Bigorexia or even muscle dysmorphia is at the age of 19.

That is pretty scary to think about if you have athletic kids!

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Can Body Dysmorphia Be Cured?

A Cure for Body Dysmorphic Disorder has not been discovered, but some treatments are available to make it better.

Very similar to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), scientist and experts have not found a way to cure body dysmorphic disorder.

  • On the other hand, people with body dysmorphic disorder can take some steps by themselves that will significantly help them, along with a treatment plan from their doctor.

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Is It Always Body Dysmorphia If You Want To Be Big?

It’s always sad when people have any sort of illness, thats a fact.

  • What we have to acknowledge as well, is that a lot of people actually want to look huge and super muscular and it’s not a disease!

In many cases it is body dysmorphia and anorexia and who knows what else, but in a lot of cases it’s not.

Be very careful before you self diagnose yourself!

  • If everyone on planet earth was fat, and you had abs, would people call you sick?

There is a very good chance. 

People come in all shapes and sizes, and if a little boys dream is to be a steroid freak like his favorite bodybuilder, then let him be!

If you are 400 pounds and think you need more steroids, that is a different story!


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