Do I have an eating disorder?
I am 19 years old, 5ft 2 and weight 57kg so I am technically in the healthy weight range…but I think I might have an eating disorder (even though I don’t look it).
In the past 9 months or so, I’ve lost more than 15kg and developed some really bad eating habits - I only eat one meal a day (dinner) but even then I’m really strict about what I eat (eg; the other night I had an apple and a handful of grapes for dinner and that was all I ate that day). I constantly think about food and what I am going to eat next, and I try and avoid social situations where possible that I’ll have to eat food (if I do go to a cafe or restaurant with friends for lunch, for example, I pick the healthiest thing possible and won’t eat dinner later). Sometimes I treat myself when I have a craving but then I restrict food that I eat later to make up for that indulgence. I also weigh myself every day and love looking at my ribs and hip bones in the mirror…I know that none of this is normal, but I just don’t look like I have an eating disorder at all (in fact, everyone keeps telling me how healthy I look)…Do I have a problem?
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