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The Eating Disorder Warning Signs To Watch For

Denying being hungry

These people may claim that they have already eaten or say that they don’t want food, despite not having had any.

Secretly eating

This habit may include keeping secret stashes of food in their car or only eating when no one is around.

Using food rituals

Ritualistic eating could be one of the common signs of anorexia nervosa, according to research published in Frontiers in Psychology.

Fear of weight gain

Of course, one of the overriding warning signs of anorexia is an overwhelming fear of weight gain.

Extreme exercise

Keeping physically active is key to a healthy lifestyle. However, exercising compulsively to ‘burn off’ calories could be a sign of an eating disorder.

Drinking too much

Alcohol use and eating disorders often go hand in hand, according to research published in the National Library of Medicine.

Drug or substance misuse

people who have eating disorders are more likely to engage in drug or substance misuse, according to the research published in the National Library of Medicine.

Extreme self control

People with anorexia nervosa often have high levels of self-control. Research suggests that these individuals are able to successfully delay rewards to themselves.

Purging behaviours

One of the most well-known symptoms of bulimia nervosa is purging.

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