More than Just an Eating Disorder?
By Ellis Bartolomeo
Symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa
Emotional: Creation of lifestyle schedules to make time for binge eating sessions
Social: Self-esteem related to body image
Behavioral: Frequent consuming of very large amounts of food followed by behaviors to prevent weight gain, such as intentional vomiting
Frequent trips to the restroom after meals, signs/smells of vomiting, and wrappers or packages of laxatives or diuretics
Even Elton John suffered from Bulimia
The legendary singer, songwriter, and pianist Elton John had the eating disorder bulimia for 16 years. In 1990, he sought treatment for it. He said he was in denial, and he thought he could fix it on his own. His personal battles with bulimia- and his openness about it- have provided more public inspiration and awareness on eating disorders and how they can affect men.