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10 signs of an eating disorder

Published: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014 2:17 p.m. CST

• Drastic weight loss

• Preoccupation with counting calories

• Excessive exercise 

• Binge eating or purging

• Food rituals, such as taking tiny bites, skipping food groups or re-arranging food on a plate

• Avoiding meals or only wanting to eat alone

• Taking laxatives or diuretics 

• Smoking to curb appetite

• Persistent view of yourself as fat that worsens despite weight loss

• The need to weigh yourself several times a day

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