Those suffering from eating disorders have an excessive preoccupation with their food, matched to a dissatisfaction with either their weight or body shape, or both. This is usually shown by their need to engage in extreme eating behaviours, such as fasting or binge eating. This is then matched with self-induced vomiting, the use of diuretics or laxatives, abuse of diet pills, chewing, spitting or regurgitating their food, and excessive exercise. Such behaviours develop into a ruling passion which then adversely affects the individual’s well being: physically, psychologically, and in social interactions.
What are the most recognisable behaviours of food disorder sufferers?
March 12, 2018