What is an Eating Disorder?
A lot of young people, worry about their weight, shape or food. However, for some, these difficulties can take over and turn into a serious eating disorder.
Someone with an eating disorder might feel they need to be on a strict diet, exercise, or find other ways to lose weight to cope with how they are feeling – and they might not know how to stop..
Regularly overeating and experiencing loss of control over what, when or how much to eat can also be signs of an eating problem. Anyone can develop an eating disorder.
They can happen in young people of all backgrounds and cultures. Eating disorders are not exclusive to girls and young women. Boys and young men can also be affected.