Eating disorders, such as Anorexia, Bulimia, or Binge Eating Disorder are often characterized by rigid thoughts, feelings, and behaviors surrounding food and body shape. People often begin to realize they are spending inordinate amounts of time filled with anxiety surrounding meals, exercise, or one’s own body. Most importantly, this preoccupation can become all encompassing and has the potential to affect significant relationships, the work place, or academic life.
Below are some warning signs that you may have symptoms of an eating disorder:
- Restricting food and calories regularly.
- Fear of becoming fat.
- Vomiting after eating.
- Eating larger amounts of food and vomiting.
- Exercising to excess
- Eating large amounts of food and filling one’s self beyond what is comfortable.
Did you know that eating disorders can often coincide with depression or anxiety? Learn more about Depression and Anxiety.