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If you are worried about your friend, loved one, or even your child, then you definitely need to read this article. Eating disorders are not as rare as most people think. These hard conditions mostly affect the adolescents and young people, but it doesn’t have to be always that way. Why do people have eating disorders? Most of the times, these disorders are so complex that many psychologists and psychiatrists cannot figure out the real reason if that person doesn’t want to cooperate. But, the truth is, it is something emotional. These people have a different and false image of themselves. Check out the signs people with eating disorders have:
All those diets…
Is your friend constantly talking about some new diet? Are they talking about calories all the time? Are you tired of those stories because it seems like your friend stopped talking about anything else but dieting? This is a warning sign.
And all those food groups…
Let’s say that your child has suddenly stopped eating carbohydrates. If someone is cutting a whole food group, then this would be a really alarming sign that such person has an eating disorder. Also, people tend to lie how they have an allergy or even some disease so they won’t need to explain themselves why they are not eating some food group. Listen and watch their behaviors carefully.
You have realized that your beloved one is exercising all the time and too much. Such people may look exhausted and dehydrated all the time. If you realize that, be sure that this is an alarming sign you should watch out for.
They don’t look well as they used to
Your friend always had such a beautiful skin that everyone could just wish for. Is your friend’s skin very pale now? Does it look grey? Are they constantly tired?
”I feel so cold”
If you hear your loved person saying how cold he or she is feeling, then you should rethink their eating habits. If you didn’t know, people who don’t eat regularly may feel cold easier and most of the times while other people don’t. Their body temperature will fall down because their body wants to slow down their metabolism with a purpose to keep some fat from burning it.
So, this would be it. Be sure that you know the signs and the signals of this horrible disorders. Besides that, also be sure that you are very gentle once you decide to talk about this topic with your loved one, a friend, or a child. I know you will overcome this together!