Eating Disorders affect approximately 3% of Canadian women during their lifetime.
They include Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN), Binge Eating Disorder, and other Specified and Unspecified Eating Disorders.
Although much more common in women, eating disorders can affect men as well.
- Becoming so focused on your weight and eating habits that it interferes with your emotions, your thoughts, your behaviour, and all aspects of your life.
- Depending on the particular disorder, you might:
- Use unhealthy strategies to try to reduce your weight
- Feel out-of-control when you eat
- Base most of your self-esteem and self-worth on how you look or how much you weigh
- Feel depressed and unhappy most of the time
For More Information:
Could My Parent have an Eating Disorder?
Kelty Eating Disorders