Anorexia is an eating disorder that can have a serious impact on your overall health, if you do not admit that you need help from a specialist.
Many people that have problems with food don’t realise that they suffer from anorexia, although their body sends different signals warning that it is in danger. Here are some of the most common early symptoms of anorexia.
1. You have phobia of gaining weight
Most women try avoiding gaining weight, but nevertheless they do not hesitate to eat what they like. The moment when your fear for gaining weight turns into a phobia and you start to think that any food will add centimetres to the waist, you can call yourself a woman with anorexia issues.
Starvation is one of the clearest symptoms of anorexia. When you refuse persistently to eat normally and you just grab something just so as to be able to survive, you should realize that your habits will put their mark on your body and mental health.
3. You feel guilty when you eat
Does it often happen that you feel guilty that you ate two grains of grapes or tasted out a cake? It is not normal to have such qualms of conscience, but if they refuse to disappear, it is a sign that you become anorectic.
4. You refuse to eat with others
Refusing to eat with other people, out of shame, or fear to be criticized or even because of your obsession related to eating is one of the most common symptoms of anorexia. This sign is sometimes accompanied by bulimia, i.e. after you eat, you force yourself to throw up, in order to eliminate all the ingested food.
5. You have a very bad opinion about your body
Sooner or later, every woman gets to be unhappy with her physique, but she does not become overly obsessed about how she looks like. If you have a very bad opinion about your body and you see yourself overweight, even though your weight is under the regular measures, that means you have a distorted body image. This disorder unmistakably accompanies anorexia and should be treated with the help of a psychologist.
6. You have not had your menstruation in recent months
The absence of menstruation for 2-3 months in a row can be a sign of anorexia. Poor nutrition produces great deficiencies of minerals and nutrients in the body. They, in turn, affect the endocrine system and the production of hormones responsible for the maintenance of the menstrual cycle in normal range.
It is appropriate to refer to a physician or to ask for help if you are confronted with this problem, because anorexia is more easily to be treated in its early stage, rather than in an advanced phase.