1. Binge Eating:
Consuming large amounts of food at one time is often followed by feelings of guilt or depression afterwards.
Engaging in behaviors such as vomiting, laxative use, or diuretic use to get rid of the calories consumed during a binge episode.
3. Unhealthy Weight Loss Practices:
Attempts at losing weight through excessive exercise and restrictive diets can lead to malnutrition and dehydration.
4. Secretive Behavior:
Hiding food or trying to avoid eating altogether, can be signs of an underlying problem with food and body image issues.
5. Anxiety or Depression:
Feelings of low self-worth and anxiety are common among those struggling with bulimia nervosa.
6. Obsessing Overweight and Body Shape:
Becoming preoccupied with one’s weight and body shape, often to the point of feeling shame or disgust at their appearance.
7. Mood Swings:
Experiencing sudden mood changes, ranging from heightened emotions to irritability or apathy.
8. Changes in Eating Habits:
Eating large amounts of food quickly, eating alone, or avoiding meals altogether can all be signs of bulimia nervosa.
9. Social Withdrawal:
Isolating oneself from friends and family and withdrawing from social situations can both be symptoms of bulimia nervosa.