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Warning Signs of Anorexia

A Person with Anorexia may:

*Eat only 'safe' foods, usually those low in calories and fat
* Have odd rituals, such as cutting food into small pieces
* Spend more time playing with food than eating it
* Cook meals for others without eating · Engage in compulsive exercising
* Dress in layers to hide weight loss
* Spend less time with family and friends, become more isolated, withdrawn, and secretive

What are some of the warning signs of anorexia?

Possible warning signs include:
* Deliberate self-starvation with weight loss
* Intense fear of gaining weight
* Refusal to eat
* Denial of hunger
* Constant exercising
* Greater amounts of hair on the body or the face
* Sensitivity to cold
* Absent or irregular periods
* Loss of scalp hair
* A self-perception of being fat when the person is already too thin

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