What is an Eating Disorder?
Ironically, eating disorders aren’t about food at all. Rather, people with eating disorders use food to feel in control and to cope with painful emotions such as anger, self-loathing, vulnerability and fear.
What are the Effects of an Eating Disorder?
People suffering from eating disorders fixate on food and body weight as a way to gain control of their lives. Counting calories, using laxatives for weight control, and developing eating habits based on moods and feelings are often signs that someone is suffering from an eating disorder.