• The individual is constantly complaining about being “fat,” “obese” or “huge.”
  • The individual is very preoccupied with weight, counting calories and fat grams, and dieting.
  • The individual is drained and has little energy.
  • The individual has begun wearing extremely loose fitting clothing.
  • The individual comes up with new found excuses not to eat such as, “I already ate and I have an upset stomach.”
  • The individual is extremely defensive about his/her weight.
  • The individual is often cold.
  • The individual often cooks or bakes food for other people, but refuses to eat the food themselves.
  • The individual has started growing fine facial and body hair-a type of fur (lanugo).
  • The individual is extremely irritable and has dramatic mood swings.
  • The individual tends to isolate in social situations or avoid social gathering.
  • The individual consumes a lot of non-caloric foods such as diet soda, gum, etc.
  • The individual’s hair is falling out and/or becoming extremely dry and brittle.
  • The individual often withdraws from touching others
  • The individual avoids restaurants and eating in front of others.
  • The individual’s complexion has become pale and his/her skin is extremely dry.
  • When the individual looks in the mirror, his/her reflection is like a “funhouse” mirror. (Distorted)
  • Meal times have become extremely ritualistic- e.g. the individual will insist on eating in the same bowl, he/she will cut their food into tiny pieces, he/she will not let the articles of food on the plate touch one another, he/she will keep on moving food around the plate to make it appear as if something has been eaten, etc.
  • The individual uses excessive laxatives, diuretics, or diet pills to control weight.
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