8 Checks For Eating Disorders

Finding Anorexia

Anorexia often merely called anorexia-- is an eating disorder defined by an abnormally low body weight, extreme fear of putting on weight and a distorted understanding of body weight. People with anorexia place a high value on managing their weight and shape, utilizing extreme efforts that tend to substantially interfere with activities in their lives.

To prevent weight gain or to continue slimming down, people with anorexia nervosa usually severely restrict the amount of food they eat. They may control calorie consumption by throwing up after consuming or by misusing...