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Eating Disorders Signs and Symptoms

Individuals will attempt to manage their Eating Disorder in different ways. This is a list of common things to look out for that might indicate someone is struggling and may need additional help:

  • Significant weight loss
  • Preoccupation with food
  • Recent changes in food preferences and attitudes
  • Avoiding meal times or refusal to eat with others
  • Excessively exercising – sometimes secretly
  • Excessive monitoring exercise, weight or calories
  • Hidden food or hidden empty food wrappers
  • Self-induced vomiting
  • Denying thinness
  • Wearing loose or bulky clothes to hide true shape
  • Not being truthful about food intake