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Eating problems

Eating problems

Eating disorders - girl leaning her head against the wall Many young people have difficulties with eating food - for example not liking certain foods. Some people develop an eating disorder like anorexia, bulimia or binge eating after a distressing or traumatic experience.

If you start to feel worried about the amount you eat or think that you might have a problem with food, you can talk to us about it. 

 
 
 
 
 

Anorexia

Sometimes eating disorders start because of a stressful or traumatic experience. Anorexia is an illness which makes people stop eating food. It can be very dangerous – but there are ways to get support. Read more about Anorexia

Bulimia

Bulimia is an eating disorder where people eat a lot of food at once and then try to get rid of the food from their body. Bulimia can be really hard to cope with, but you don't have to go through it alone. Read more about Bulimia

Binge eating

Binge eating is an eating disorder which makes people feel the need to eat too much food in one go. This can happen because of feelings that are difficult to cope with. If you feel your eating is out of control, it's okay to ask for help. Read more about Binge eating

 
 
 
 
 

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Picked on for being too skinny

Picked on for being too skinny

I eat well for a 15 year old girl but i get called names and evryone picks on me because of my weight. My BMI says im underweight and i have really skinny legs. Everyone calls me anorexic and stick...

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