When anorexia and bulimia are mentioned, the first though on everybody’s mind is, "It won’t happen to my child, he/she is smart and knows better than that.” Well it happened to me, and let me tell you something. It’s an illness like any other and being smart and knowing better than that has nothing to do with anything, because I had been both and still failed to see my real reflection in the mirror. However, I will not turn this into a personal, sad confession. But I have to say that the person I have to thank for being here and writing this right now is my mom, who realized what’s going on before things got out of hand. I’m not trying to scare you or anything but, please, read the list of signs I’ve tried to compile because, when it comes to these things, it’s always better to be safe then sorry.
1. You Child is Finding Excuses to Skip Family Meals
If your child is "not hungry,” has "been invited to her friend’s house for dinner,” or has "just ate at school" every time the family is supposed to gather for a meal together, take this as a warning sign and pay close attention to his/her behavior and eating schedule. I know I’ve used every excuse there is in the book to prevent my parents realizing that a full meal doesn’t fit in my anorexic “apple and a thin piece of toast” daily routine.