Individuals relationships with food vary greatly from person to person. Decisions on when and how we feed ourselves are shaped by cultural norms, family influences, tradition, food availability, and one’s emotional state. They are also influenced by personal beliefs and the individuals experience of hunger and fullness.
While some may be content with their relationship with food and their bodies, others may feel exhausted with the manner in which their body image and or relationship with food interferes with their day to day living. Aiding individuals in gaining an understanding of such factors can result in greater self awareness and an overall ease to such distress.
Within the spectrum of people’s relationship with food lie both disordered eating patterns as well as eating disorders. Ones’s likeliness of full recovery increases the earlier the disorder is detected and addressed. Below you will find additional information about regarding signs and symptoms of eating disorders.
Eating disorders experts have found that prompt intensive treatment significantly improves the chances of recovery. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the warning signs, as listed below.