There are variety reasons why students may struggle with eating concerns while in college. If you have concern that you, or someone you know, may have an unhealthy relationship with eating, we highly recommend that you look into learning more about eating concerns and when someone may be diagnosed with an eating disorder.
There are many warning signs that someone may be experiencing an eating disorder, here are some of them:
- Frequent dieting
- Binge eating
- Vomiting or misusing laxatives after meals
- Intense exercising
- Significant weight loss or weight fluctuations
- Loss or change in menstrual periods
- Fear of gaining weight
- High anxiety surrounding meals
- Feeling unable to control eating behaviors
There are many more and we recommend you look at National Eating Disorders Associations website to learn more about eating disorders in general, warning signs, and more.
Eating disorders are also one of the most dangerous diagnoses in terms of lethality. Due to this increased risk of death, we suggest that you reach out to learn more about your relationship for food. This can be taking an online assessment, calling C&PS or NEDA’s hotline, or checking in with a supportive friend.
If you are interested in taking an anonymous online assessment, please click here.