Recognisable symptoms

The following common signs may help individuals to decide if they should get help but it is also advisable to discuss these with a professional such as their GP:

Gained or lost a large amount of weight
Seeing body size/shape differently to others e.g. friends/families
Restrict food intake or comfort/binge eating
Secretive behaviours concerning food/food-related activities
Using laxatives/other medicines to control weight/size
Obsessive behaviours e.g. exercise
Vomiting to control weight
Preoccupied with thoughts of food
Feeling a loss of control especially about food

 

  • Gained or lost a large amount of weight
  • Seeing body size/shape differently to others e.g. friends/families
  • Restrict food intake or comfort/binge eating
  • Secretive behaviours concerning food/food-related activities
  • Using laxatives/other medicines (prescription or non-prescription) to control weight/size
  • Obsessive behaviours e.g. exercise
  • Vomiting to control weight
  • Preoccupied with thoughts of food
  • Feeling a loss of control especially about food