I Want To Be Thin

To Eat or Not to Eat, That is The Question.

Symptoms

Eating disorder can start out at any age. The most common ages range from twelve to twenty-five. Not eating may not be as noticeable in a person at first, but once they start to say "I'm not hungry" on a regular basis, symptoms start to take an impact. Symptoms may include excuses, eating less and less to nothing at all, excusing oneself from the table after they finish eating, or the way the person acts around others.

Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia is where a person may eat their meals, but they usually end up going to the bathroom afterwards. People who suffer with Bulimia binge food down and end up purging it up shortly afterwards so they can appear to look thin. This disorder may take a little longer to notice than others, but It's still a problem in people losing weight.

Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS)

Eating disorders not otherwise specifies (EDNOS) is another type of eating disorder as well. Those who fall under this category usually eat a little more than those who would suffer with a more extreme case.

The Outcome

Eating disorders, no matter how serious, tend to lead to malfunctions of the body. Not getting enough nutrition and everything it needs, the body will shut down and be incapable of running properly. We'll start to go into starvation mode as the eating patterns change. This is a serious matter and not to be taken lightly. Eating disorders will most likely also cause mental problems as well as the physical.