Ways to Decide if Your Teen has an Eating Disorder
Develops food rituals
- Cutting food into small bites.
- Arranging food in a specific order on the plate.
- Weighing and measuring foods before consumption.
- Eating only at specific times or places.
- Religiously counting calories or keeping to a certain caloric limit.
- Not wanting to eat around others.
- Withdrawing from friends, social activities, and family.
- Finding wrappers or containers stashed in the teen’s room.
- Large quantities of food quickly disappearing out of the refrigerator and cupboards.
- Consistent talk about the need to lose weight or how “fat” they are.
- Persistent negative thinking directly related to body image.
- Constantly weighing themselves or looking in the mirror.
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