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8 Signs of Anorexia ...

Melanie Fitzpatrick

8 Signs of Anorexia ...

Anorexia is a well-known eating disorder. If one is struggling with their body image and believes they are overweight, then they are prone to anorexia. Many believe that it is only women who have this eating disorder, but day in and day out, we see more and more guys coming down with this eating disorder. So, what are some signs of anorexia? Below, I am going to give you 8 signs of anorexia.

8 Extreme Weight Loss

If one has lost a lot of weight and still losing weight, then they may have anorexia. This symptom should go hand in hand with some of the other signs I am going to give you. Extreme weight loss could also be a sign of an underlying health problem.

6 Never Eating

Never Eating Photo Credit: MyMaSs

Of course, this is a sign of anorexia. When someone never eats, you really have to wonder about them, especially when there are other symptoms.

5 Avoiding Crowds

Avoiding Crowds Photo Credit: Ariel Elizabeth

Trust me, when someone has anorexia, they will avoid crowds. Specifically, they try to avoid crowds where they know there will be food. When I was a teenager, I didn’t like going to someone’s house when they would be serving dinner for this exact reason.

4 Obsessing over Body Image

When one has anorexia, they may obsess with their body image. Wait, no, they WILL obsess over their body image. This is definitely something to look for.

3 Wearing Baggy Clothes

One who is dealing with anorexia will wear baggy clothes. This is to hide the fact that they have lost an excessive amount of weight.

2 Missing 3 or More Menstrual Periods in a Row

Missing 3 or More Menstrual Periods in a Row Photo Credit: julie.anna

Of course, this is for females only. When a female misses 3 or more menstrual periods in a row, this is a sign of anorexia.

1 Eating Only Specific Foods

Eating Only Specific Foods Photo Credit: Jenny Stone

Specifically, the ones that are low in calories. This sign should go along with the other signs I have listed on here. Specifically only eating low-calorie foods is not a sign of anorexia, unless it is with some of the other signs here.

There you have 8 signs of anorexia. I just gave you all of the secret signs that people with anorexia try to hide. Do you have any other signs you want to share?