If so, you may have an eating disorder.
Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice. They are biologically-influenced medical illnesses. Eating disorders can affect people of all ages, racial/ethnic backgrounds, body weights, and genders. Although eating disorders often appear during the teen years or young adulthood, they may also develop during childhood or later in life (40 years and older).
Remember: People with eating disorders may appear healthy, yet be extremely ill.
It is important that we learn more about them to help you spot the warning signs and seek assistance early.
Obsessions with food, body weight, and shape may be signs of an eating disorder. These disorders can affect a person’s physical and mental health; in some cases, they can be life-threatening. But eating disorders can be treated.