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Eating Disorder – Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa categorised as an eating disorder is characterized by recurrent refusal to eat in order to not gain weight. An anorexia individual will have faulty self-perception and think of themselves to be grossly overweight.  In actuality, they may be weighing less than the normal range. In order to come out of this alleged overweight range, the individual refrains from eating, especially items that are high in calories.

To establish a diagnosis of Anorexia Nervosa, this elimination of eating full meals should occur on an average at least twice a week for a minimum of a period of three months.

The following assessment can help you check whether you might or might not be leaning towards this particular disorder.

1.Do you usually go on strict >1200 calorie diets?
2.Do you usually count the calories of all that you eat in a day?
3.Do you feel that one’s physical looks are determinants of how beautiful that person is?
4.Do you weigh yourself more than two times a day?
5.Do you fast regularly in order to lose weight quickly?
6.Have you ever forced yourself to vomit after eating any consumable goods?
7.Do you indulge in any sort of physical exercises more than 7 times a week?
8.Do you constantly feel guilty about what you have eaten earlier?
9.Do you feel anxious before ordering any meal?
10.Are you comfortable gaining 3< kgs?

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