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We all need to eat and drink for our survival and all of us at some point in our lives will have experimented with different eating habits or styles. But there is often a link between how we feel and what we eat and normal eating patterns can be affected leading to what can sometimes be defined as an Eating Disorder (or disordered eating). Eating Disorders can have an impact on your weight, general health and self-esteem.
The three main types of Eating Disorders are:
Eating Disorders can happen to anyone and can be triggered by lots of things. Here are some of the most common reasons:
Eating disorders affect the body as well as the mind. Here are a few symptoms you may be experiencing if you have been having some problems with food and your eating patterns
Eating disorders are not only associated with low body weight - you can have an eating disorder at any weight.
If you think you may be developing an Eating Disorder, or are suffering from one, there are a few things that could help:
The support of family and friends can also be indispensable.
Here at ‘Off The Record’ we have a team of skilled and supportive staff that can help you to talk about the reasons why you might be experiencing an eating disorder or being affected in any way. In a warm and friendly environment, that is safe and confidential, we can help you to work towards feeling better.
The ways in which you can contact us to get support are:
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