Paleness, lightheadedness, loss of balance, and poor circulation.
Withdrawal from activities previously enjoyed to focus solely on weight loss activities.
Recurrent episodes of binge eating. Binge eating is characterized as:
Eating in a discrete period of time (e.g. within any two-hour period) an amount of food that is definitely larger than most people would eat during a similar period of time and under similar circumstances.
A sense of lack of control over eating during the episode (e.g. feeling that one cannot stop eating or control how much one is eating)
Recurrent, purging behavior to prevent weight gain (self-induced vomiting, use of laxatives, diuretics, enemas, or other medications, fasting or excessive exercise.
Extreme fear of being "fat" or becoming "fat"- extreme hatred of one's body.
Obsession/preoccupation with food, weight loss, calorie counts, fat grams, etc. to the extent that conversations and other activities revolve around these topics.
Other signs and symptoms which may or may not appear:
Swelling of the submandibular glands (under jawline) giving a "chipmunk" appearance.
Rushing to the bathroom immediately after a meal and returning with bloodshot eyes.
Hoarding food or stealing food; eating strange foods not usually consumed.