Eating disorders

An eating disorder is an obsession with food and weight that harms a person’s health and well-being. Some warning signs of an eating disorder may be an unnatural concern about body weight, obsession with calories and grams of fat in food, lying about how much you eat, starving yourself, forcing yourself to vomit after eating or taking medicines to lose weight.

Click below for more information and warning signs to look for if you think you or someone you know might have an eating disorder.

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Eating Disorders: Facts for Teens
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Anorexia and Bulimia

Anorexia (avoidance of eating) and bulimia (vomiting or taking laxatives after eating) are the two most common forms of eating disorders.

Click below for more information and warning signs to look for if you think you or someone you know might have anorexia or bulimia.

 

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Eating Disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia
http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/exercise/problems/eat_disorder.html

Binge eating

Another name for “binge eating” is “compulsive overeating”. People with this problem eat unusually large amounts of food and don’t stop when they become full. This happens more than just once in awhile, it happens regularly. Often, the person feels out-of-control and unable to stop while doing it.

 

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Binge Eating Disorder
http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/exercise/problems/binge_eating.html