The Signs

Warning signs of an eating disorder include:

  • Sudden vegetarianism
  • Food disappearing at a faster-than-normal rate, and elaborate excuses to explain the disappearance of food, such as explaining that the food went bad, fell on the floor, etc., and had to be thrown out.
  • Frequent statements such as, “I’m not hungry” or “I just ate”
  • Going to the bathroom after every meal
  • Frequent complaints of stomach problems (laxative abuse is a common method of purging)
  • Rapid weight loss or weight gain
  • Focus or fixation on body image and clothing size, and comparisons to others
  • Excessive exercise
  • Withdrawal from friends and family, increased isolation
  • Moodiness and an insistence that nothing is wrong
If you notice these symptoms in a friend or in yourself, talk to someone– a close friend, parent, therapist, or doctor– about options for getting treatment.

One thought on “The Signs

  1. Anna,

    I love that you have kept this post at the top! It’s a quick and easy guide for your viewers to not only understand what your issue concerns but also to become immediately informed of the matter. Very simple, yet VERY effective! I like the bullet points rather than a drawn out explanatory paragraph. Easier for the eyes and brain, which is definitely a captivating point for viewers.


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