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Are You Worried About Someone's Eating?

1. Emotional Health and Wellbeing 2. Eating Concerns 3. How Can I Help Myself Cope with Eating Problems
4. Information on Treatment and Support for Eating Problems 5.

Are You Worried About Somebody's Eating? 


5. Worried About Someone Else

If you are worried that someone you know may have an eating disorder, according to the NHS, these are the most common signs

  • Missing meals;
  • Complaining of being fat, even though they have a normal weight or are underweight;
  • Repeatedly weighing themselves and looking at themselves in the mirror;
  • Making repeated claims that they've already eaten, or they'll shortly be going out to eat somewhere else and avoiding eating at home;
  • Cooking big or complicated meals for other people, but eating little or none of the food themselves;
  • Only eating certain low-calorie foods in your presence, such as lettuce or celery;
  • Feeling uncomfortable or refusing to eat in public places, such as at a restaurant;
  • The use of "pro-anorexia" websites

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