What is an eating disorder?
We all need food to survive and therefore eating plays an important part in our lives. The relationship we have with food may differ from time to time due to a variety of different factors. However, if you have an eating disorder your relationship with food is likely to be more complex, which can have a big impact on your physical and emotional health. In fact, it is often underlying feelings, not food, that is the starting point of an eating disorder.
Research shows that there is no single cause for eating disorders. The development of an eating disorders can be very complex and personal to an individual. Some of the factors that can make someone more vulnerable to developing an eating disorder are:
Experiences dating back to childhood
Lack of confidence in yourself
Other life-changing events
How do you know it’s an eating disorder?
If you have an eating disorder, you’ve probably become preoccupied with both your weight and
your food. You may have also noticed changes in your weight and mood.
Binge Eating Disorder
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