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Types of eating disorders
Eating disorders can come in many forms. Here are the most common:
Binge Eating Disorder
Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)
How to tell if your relationship with food is becoming unhealthy
Recognising the signs and symptoms
Changes in your appearance:
Sudden weight loss or gain
Appearing tired and sluggish
Changes in your clothing style
Changes in your hair, skin and nails
Changes in emotions:
Unhappy with your body shape or size
Feeling anxious, upset or guilty after eating
Moody, irritable or have low energy
Nervous or out of control around food
Feeling sensitive when people are talking about food or weight
Changes in the way you behave:
Stealing or hiding food
Feeling faint, dizzy or weak
Exercising often or excessively
Vomiting after meals or using laxatives
Eating in secret or avoiding eating with others
Dieting, overeating, fasting or changing the way you eat
Feeling cold all the time – even in warm weather
Changes in the way you think:
Intense fear of gaining weight
Distorted view of your body
Worrying about what you eat or the way you eat
Finding it hard not to focus on food, eating or body weight
Who can help?
You're not alone
With help you can start to change your relationship with food.
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