Anorexia- Symptoms:

Anorexic food behavior signs and symptoms

Dieting despite being thin – Following a severely restricted diet. Eating only certain low-calorie foods. Banning “bad” foods such as carbohydrates and fats.
Obsession with calories, fat grams, and nutrition – Reading food labels, measuring and weighing portions, keeping a food diary, reading diet books.
Pretending to eat or lying about eating – Hiding, playing with, or throwing away food to avoid eating. Making excuses to get out of meals (“I had a huge lunch” or “My stomach isn’t feeling good.”).
Preoccupation with food – Constantly thinking about food. Cooking for others, collecting recipes, reading food magazines, or making meal plans while eating very little.
Strange or secretive food rituals – Refusing to eat around others or in public places. Eating in rigid, ritualistic ways (e.g. cutting food “just so”, chewing food and spitting it out, using a specific plate).

Anorexic appearance and body image signs and symptoms

Dramatic weight loss – Rapid, drastic weight loss with no medical cause.
Feeling fat, despite being underweight – You may feel overweight in general or just “too fat” in certain places such as the stomach, hips, or thighs.
Fixation on body image – Obsessed with weight, body shape, or clothing size. Frequent weigh-ins and concern over tiny fluctuations in weight.
Harshly critical of appearance – Spending a lot of time in front of the mirror checking for flaws. There’s always something to criticize. You’re never thin enough.
Denial that you’re too thin – You may deny that your low body weight is a problem, while trying to conceal it (drinking a lot of water before being weighed, wearing baggy or oversized clothes).

Purging signs and symptoms

Using diet pills, laxatives, or diuretics – Abusing water pills, herbal appetite suppressants, prescription stimulants, ipecac syrup, and other drugs for weight loss.
Throwing up after eating – Frequently disappearing after meals or going to the bathroom. May run the water to disguise sounds of vomiting or reappear smelling like mouthwash or mints.
Compulsive exercising – Following a punishing exercise regimen aimed at burning calories. Exercising through injuries, illness, and bad weather. Working out extra hard after bingeing or eating something “bad.”

EdieQuinnz EdieQuinnz
31-35, F
10 Responses Jul 1, 2012

What is this? An instruction manual?

^^^ Your sarcasm is appreciated

wow i see some of these behaviors in my husband.. he isnt anorexia but it would not take much to push him futher into it... when i have more timme ill have to list them

Ive done the not eating thing. and the purging. But i love food a bit too much to just give it up. Plus, i kinda like having thighs and boobies. I'll stick to my lil bacon babeh belly.

From what I've seen you look like a little tiny skinny girl. :P
Purging! Ugh! I tried to stick my finger down my throat once and was like its not happening. I hate throwing up!

im teeny but, i was tinier before. Im up to a healthy 115. I was about 85 pounds at my skinniest. It was bad.

I like your curves, so don't go not eating again ;)

=) i wont. i promise. and i never promise anything

85 pounds is like near death.

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Yeah I don't fit any of these criteria really. I just have moments where I think OK Im not gonna eat because I am fat. Doesn't last. I dont know how people starve themselves. My stomach is killing me right now and I feel like I want to barf because Ive been on the computer and haven't eaten.

Doxtah you can kindly eat a **** have you seen pics of me? some guys don't agree with your harsh assessment...I bet you're a handsome fellow..uh yeahhhhhhhh

this story is being edited.


lol jeeeeebus- i posted like 14 stories for you that day

Um yeah! Cuz I made one confession about you and D in the old days...all that effort! I didnt cuss at you or insult you..anything like dat..sheesh

no, no but, you did say i didnt apologize. so i figured let me apologize a billion times.

As punishment for posting these stories you have to buy me three wigs and 10 packs of Nyquil BWAHAHA!
Seriously thatd be cool...

lmao! fine!

oh...geez..with mean apologies lol!

not all of them were mean!

I know.

=) as long as you know.

yeah..this story I hate because I coined the term "anorexic moments" ...emphasis on moments :P
I never claimed to have it!

lol i know.

I am not fit for too nuts...but I'll live

we're all nuts. Dont say that Kitteh

Oh dont get me wrong I'll mushmush to death...but eventually something goes wrong

thats the case with most relationships.

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Karen Carpenter is my favorite singer in the world and her voice steals my heart away. Her brother Richard wrote about Karen, may she rest in peace, in his book, "The Carpenters", one of which i'd send to every girl in this country if i were able. Karen's displeasure over her big hips she inherited from her mother led to years of anorexia, taxing her heart so severely that she lost her life in 1983---another superb singer who will remain forever young. Thank you for your efforts to help prevent more tragedies like her's.

Yeah this was informative and all but read the last part..the intentions were not in the right place

Please tell me how I was supposed to know that. I feel like a referee and all of a sudden Ali and Frazier are beating the crap out of ME. Read my whiteboard. I'm for nothing but helping people, not fighting. So last night, being honest and open loses me a former friend. Turns out she's unable to debate or discuss longer than four or five sentences before she swipes her bets off the table, pulls up stakes, and storms off in a hissy fit! Regrettably, i'd guess guns played a critically negative role in her life because those are what she really started getting angry at. So possibly for that reason she wants a socialist for President who takes away everybody's right to defend themselves in the five or ten r more minutes before the police show up. No wonder God made people with limited time on their lives. Reasonable people like me can put up with only so many years of dealing with zealots and their craziness before they drive US crazy, so instead of every other building in this world being a crazy house to keep us, we simply kick the bucket. So that's why you see so many cemetaries instead of looney bins full of reasonable people driven crazy by zealots.

Typo correction: "...she wants a socialist for President who takes away everybody's right to defend themselves in the five or ten or more minutes before the police show up".

@ Kitty, why do you insist on commenting on my stories? step off lady.

oh ***** the kitty is on here, i hope shes taking notes like i do, even though it's terrible *cough* lmfao!

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My father has stuffered from anorexia for most of his life. Though *controlled eating* is the prefered term - which to me is the same thing... That's where I get my slightly screwy relationship with food. :/


Indeed sweet Ted. :(

=( *hugs*

Awwww Sonnet :( *hugs*

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lmfao... yea, imma juss stick to the confession part of ******* this ogre looking "female" (hard to tell from the pics i seen) ovuh. you got the stories, i got the confessions.

*high fives* now get me a piece of cake!

*hands ovuh cake.. extra cake, extreme amounts of cakes* ;D

=D you're the best gremlin in all the land- next to Gizmo and Greta. yeah

lmfao, gizmo wasnt a gremlin babes, he spawned them. you can be greta im spike. =D

Spike was so bad ***............

i guess i don't fit the profile then.... LMFAO!!!

lmao oh you so dooooooo

we are terrible people for this... but they asked for it, noht like we really wanted to go all out *shrugs* oh well. lmfao.

hush up Spike. This is a lesson for them all. Its for their own well being

*hushes up* you lead the way ms. greta. lmfao.

lmao i cant call you Spike and you call me Greta without laughing.

same here, im laughing so hard atm LMFAO!

must find more Gremlin non sense!

go for it!!! i'll be here for a while =D

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So yeah this is a bit brutal...

The truth is difficult for some to swallow... so, a spoonful of sugar might be helpful, but that's a challenge with anorexics....

i dont sugah coat meat. They must eat it up raw.

I think in this case the sugar might go down better with a spoonful of medicine.

Ha! Well put Dente. :)

If we're talking about a woman, I have a special tool for getting things down her throat.....

***comment sensored for reasons of decency*** ;)

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I miss bacon. =/

Bacon is meat candy...

you must eat bacon. NOW!

id have to say my meat candy is chicken deep fried.. sooooo good