While everyone has their own eating habits, individuals with an ED typically develop specific peculiar ones. During your next family dinner, pay attention to what your child is eating and how.
Children with an ED usually slice their food into smaller portions, Psychology Today explained. They'll also consume large amounts of condiments like ketchup or soy sauce instead of substantial food items.
Your child may also have an ED if he or she cuts out an entire food category for no apparent reason, although you have to be careful to not mistake this decision as a path toward vegetarianism.
Signs of an early stage ED center around weight gain and loss. Children normally add weight through their early adolescent years and into early adulthood. If your child is growing but not adding weight, it could be because of an ED.
Weight loss is also a worrisome sign, especially if your son or daughter is always talking about the need to lose weight. An ED may actually worsen because children feel they need to continually shed weight.
The above signs are just a few signals your child might be developing an ED. As a parent, be on the lookout for such indicators, so you can help your daughter or son overcomes an ED.
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