Do I Have An Eating Disorder?

Some people with disordered eating recognise that their relationship with food is or is becoming problematic, others maybe unsure.

The best way to find out if you or someone you know has an eating disorder is to be assessed by a specially trained Eating Disorder Practioner. However, often there are many clues that point to an eating disorder such as:-

  • • Not eating at all.
  • • Not eating certain foods like sugars and fats.
  • • Eating in unusual ways, such as very small and slow bites, or what seem like odd food combinations.
  • • Becoming anxious or distressed at the end of a meal perhaps going straight to the bathroom.
  • • Vomit after food.
  • • Take Laxatives.
  • • Visible changes in weight (gaining or losing rapidly).
  • • Associated mood changes such as irritability, withdrawal from family and friends, isolation, low energy, sadness, and sometimes periods of heightened excitement.
  • • Denial that there is problem, feel no-one understands.
  • • Anger when eating issues are brought up.
  • • Avoiding meals with others.

Having an Eating Disorder can be very serious!