• The individual often goes to the restroom right after meals and remains for an extended period of time.
  • The individual feels like he/she does not have control over food.
  • The individual hides food in secret locations for use during binges.
  • The individual eats a great deal but does not seem to gain or lose a lot of weight.
  • The individual takes laxatives and gives himself/herself enemas more than once a week. The individual constantly complains about being “fat,” “obese,” or “huge.”
  • The individual has blood shot eyes.
  • The individual eats nothing or very little in front of others, and then binges in private. Quantities of food seem to mysteriously disappear from their refrigerator and/or pantry.
  • The individual tends to have swollen glands in his/her neck and/or face.
  • The individual has scrape wounds on the back of her/his knuckles (due to the contact between knuckles and teeth to induce vomiting).
  • The individual abuses Ipecac Syrup, laxatives, diuretics, and/or diet pills.
  • The individual has started to excessively drink, smoke, abuse drugs, or spend money.
  • The individual is extremely defensive when questioned about his/her weight.
  • The individual’s tooth enamel is eroding and has increased cavities.
  • The individual has begun to wear extremely tight fitting, figure revealing clothes.
  • The individual will go through times of dramatic weight fluctuations of ten pounds or more within a short period of time.
  • The individual tends to be sexually overactive, even quite promiscuous.
  • The individual takes numerous trips to grocery stores, convenience stores, etc. in a single day.
  • The individual has an enormous preoccupation with body weight and food.
  • The individual is constantly complaining of a sore throat.
  • The individual alternates between eating massive quantities of food and periods of self-starvation.
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