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All About Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Defining disordered eating and eating disorders

Disordered eating refers to actions that limit options, restrict food intake, inflict discomfort, provide the experience of not having control, or elicit unpleasant feelings like guilt or shame. While people with disordered eating may not entirely obsess about their food, they typically experience high anxiety related to it. They could relentlessly work out at the gym, excessively track their daily caloric intake, or shun social gatherings that entail eating.

Definition of an eating disorder is irregular eating patterns that harm your health and function. Extreme anxiety, overeating, body weight, and body image are frequent indicators of eating disorders. The diagnosis of an eating problem can result from various reasons, including genetic, biochemical, environmental, and soc