Do you feel powerless with your eating habits? Maybe you obsess over the number on the scale. Perhaps your desire to eat healthy and exercise feels like it has gotten out of control. If any of these statements resonates with you, you might have an Eating Disorder.
Eating Disorders impact males, as well as females. It’s also important to know that eating disorders can occur in individuals of all shapes and sizes and it is difficult to tell if someone has an eating disorder simply by looking at them.
- Signs and symptoms of Eating Disorders:
- Irregular periods or loss of periods completely in females
- Avoiding certain foods or entire food groups, even if previously enjoyed
- Extreme and rigid rules about eating “healthy” and avoidance of foods deemed “unhealthy”
- Skipping meals
- Refusing to eat around other people or in social situations
- Rapid weight loss
- Constant negative thoughts about your body and body checking
- Inaccurate perception of what your body looks like
- Feeling embarrassed about the amount of food you are consuming
- Eating as a way to cope with your emotions
- Feeling out of control around food
- Eating past the point of fullness
- Self-induced vomiting
- Exercising past the point of exhaustion or when injured
- Abusing laxatives or diuretics
****Please note that not everyone will experience all of these symptoms.****
If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms are ready to heal your relationship with food and body image, please call below. You can regain your life back.