What are early symptoms of eating disorders?

Preoccupation. Eating disorders share a preoccupation with food, either consuming, restricting or purging it.

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What are the early symptoms of an eating disorder?

Depends. This depends on what eating disorder you're talking about, because there are several. There may be intense concern with body shape and weight, and fear of gaining weight or becoming fat. Body image may be distorted -- seeing one's self as fat when others see your weight as in normal range. Binge eating. Purging behaviors, like self-induced vomiting, laxatives, diuretics, or excessive exercise. Read more...