Former boxer and nutrition expert Jenifer Alcorn joined us on Great Day Wednesday morning to discuss some of the most common eating disorders.More >>
Former boxer and nutrition expert Jenifer Alcorn joined us on Great
Day Wednesday morning to continue our discussion on eating disorders.
Jenifer talked about the following behaviors, which are specific to anorexia:
-Major weight loss -Skips meals -Dislikes former favorite foods -Lies about how much food they've eaten -Major fears with weight gain -Inspects image in mirror frequently -Exercises excessively -Use of diet pills, laxatives or water pills
Jenifer also reviewed these behaviors, which are specific to bulimia:
-Teeth may develop cavities or enamel erosion -Broken blood vessels in the eyes from self-induced vomiting -Swollen salivary glands (swelling under the chin) -Possible self-harm behaviors, including cutting and burning