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Do I have an eating disorder

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How do I know if I have a eating disorder


Hey there, thanks for getting in touch!
First of all, we want to say that it takes a lot of courage to reach out about something as personal as this, so well done for taking this step. It’s important to listen to your body and your feelings, so if you’re concerned about your eating habits, it’s worth exploring further.
One thing to consider is your relationship with food. Do you find yourself obsessing over what you eat or feeling guilty after meals? Are you constantly thinking about your weight or body image? These could be signs of an eating disorder.
Another thing to pay attention to is any physical changes you might be experiencing. Have you noticed significant weight loss or gain? Are you feeling tired or weak more often than usual? These can be indicators that something isn’t quite right.
It’s also important to consider how your eating habits are affecting your daily life. Are you avoiding social situations because of food? Is it interfering with your schoolwork or relationships? If so, it might be time to seek help.
This article from the Childline website, may be helpful It provides a link to an organisation which supports people affected by eating disorders.
Remember, you’re not alone in this. There are people who care about you and want to help. Whether it’s friends, family, or a medical professional, reaching out for support is a brave and important step towards healing.
And if you ever need someone to talk to, we’re here for you at Childline. You can always contact us at freephone 1800 66 66 66 or through Messenger at We’re confidential, non-judgmental, and open 24/7, ready to listen any time, for any reason.
Take care, and remember to be kind to yourself,

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