Eating Concerns

When thoughts about eating feel out of control, treatment can help individuals understand and change their thoughts and behaviors.

Signs and Symptoms

Constant thoughts about food or eating

Preoccupation with body shape, weight, or size

Feelings of guilt, shame, or helplessness regarding food

Feeling irritable when others talk about food

Binge-eating or overeating

Not eating enough calories to maintain health

Purging food

Eating in secret

Physical problems as a result of disordered eating

Thoughts or attempts of suicide

While eating disorders are treatable, they often go undetected. This is in party due to misconceptions about what they are and who they affect, and the cultural normalization of food and weight preoccupation
Emily Fonnesbeck, RD, Nourishing Confidence