Are You Worried That Someone Close To You Has an EATING DISORDER?

There are no simple secrets to persuading someone to seek treatment for an eating disorder. However”Approach them respectfully, but firmly,” the experts advise. ‘Talk about what you see. Don’t accuse them. Don’t say, `I know you’re doing this.’ Instead, focus on how they look: sad, miserable.”

Below are Ten signs of an eating disorder:

1. Drastic weight loss
2. Preoccupation with counting calories
3. The need to weigh several times a day
4. Excessive exercise
5. Binge eating or purging
6. Food rituals, like taking tiny bites, skipping food groups or re-arranging food on the plate
7. Avoiding meals or only wanting to eat alone
8. Taking laxatives or diuretics
9. Smoking to curb appetite
10. Persistent view of oneself as fat that worsens despite weight loss