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Diet and Eating Disorders

Diet and Eating Disorders

30 Million People in the US have a Diet and Eating Disorder. We are here for you!

Diet and eating disorders are medical illnesses, not a choice. 1 in 10 Americans will have a diet and eating disorder in their lifetime. While 95% of people with eating disorders are between age 12 and 25, people of all genders, races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic statuses are affected. With less than 6% of people having an eating disorder being medically diagnosed as underweight, it is not always associated with a change in physical appearance. Patients that are of color, LGBTQ+, disabled, overweight, or vetrens are also at higher risk. Diet and eating disorders can also negatively affect your mental health, and that of others around you as well. 1 in 4 with a eating disorder attmpt suicide. However, 60% of diet and eating disorder patients make a full recovery with early detection or intervention. Don’t wait to get the help you need now!

How do you know if you suffer from an Eating Disorder?

Self Assessment Time

While diagnosis by a licensed professional is needed, these are common symptoms associated with Diet and Eating Disorders.

 

    • Fasting
    • Frequent dieting
    • Extreme mood swings
    • Fluctuations in weight
    • Stomach cramps
    • Social dining anxiety
    • Obsession with weight, food, calories, etc. 
    • Concern with body size and shape
    • Dizziness
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • Dental problems
    • Dry skin
    • Insomnia
    • Weakness
    • Cold extremities
    • Skipping meals
    • Dresses in excessive layers
    • Excessive exercise
    • Binge/excessive eating
    • Body image issues
    • Picky appetite