Several factors can contribute to the development of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and other related complex disordered eating and compulsive exercising. Eating disorders are complicated, so it is important to know what signs and symptoms to look for. Below are several signs that a person may be struggling and he or she needs help!

Constant thoughts about your weight

Enjoy cooking for others but not for yourself

Find that your weight determines your mood for the day

Avoid eating with family and friends

Feel guilty after you eat

Frequently compare your body size and shape to others

Weight fluctuates drastically over short time spans

Compulsively exercise

Preoccupation with the eating behaviors of other people

Menstrual irregularities

Eating to relieve stress or depression

Self-induced vomiting

Laxative abuse

Diuretic abuse

Constant concern of being fat

Difficulty concentrating

Increased isolation

Hair loss

Preoccupation with nutrition, calories, food, cooking, and exercise

Frequent weighing of self

Binge uncontrollably on large amounts of food to the point of feeling sick

Participation in frequent diets

Lying to others about how you eat

Insomnia or difficulty sleeping

Dizzy spells, fainting, or blackouts

Always feel cold

Fine body hair on your body

Swollen puffy cheeks

Feel confused about your emotions or fear of expressing them

Skip school or work because you feel fat or sick

Eat the same rigid foods all the time

Workout even when injured or sick

Decline social engagements because you have to work out

Extremes in exercise regimen, either exercise excessively or not at all

Loss of interest in things you use to enjoy

Purchase clothing based on the size instead of the fit

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