Reducing Your Risk of Eating Disorders
- Maintain a healthy weight and body image.
- Maintain a rational approach to dieting, food, and exercise.
- Know and avoid triggers.
- Receive treatment, as necessary.
- Work on building a meaningful, fulfilling, and satisfying life.
- Develop effective coping skills.
- Your eating feels out of control
- You think your desire for thinness may be getting out of control
- You think you may be developing an eating disorder
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 05/28/2014 -
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