Warning Signs
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“Warning Signs,” New Era, Apr. 2006, 44

Warning Signs

If you are concerned that you or a loved one could be struggling with an eating disorder, look for some of these signs:

  • Intense fear of being “fat”

  • A change in weight not related to a medical condition

  • Severe dieting, binge eating, or preoccupation with food

  • Abuse of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, diet pills, or other related medications

  • Evidence of forced vomiting

  • Distorted body image, preoccupation with body shape and size

  • Obsessive or excessive exercise

  • Depressed mood or anxiety

It is important that you take action and get help if you notice these symptoms. Eating disorders are hazardous to your physical and spiritual health. LDS Family Services can help. For more information please call 1-801-240-2429.