Food Related Signs
Anorexia Nervosa can entail a strange and unusual set of eating habits. Usually, if you have the condition, dieting despite being thin and an obsession with calories are the first signs of an eating disorder. Usually, people suffering with anorexia nervosa lie about the quantities of food consumed and frequencies at which they have consumed them, in order to avoid eating more. They are also usually fixated by food and perpetually feel a need to cook for others and be surrounded by food, though they will consume very little themselves. Anorexia Nervosa can also lead to unusual behaviour, such as an unwillingness to eat in public places, eating in planned, regulated ways, in ritualistic quantities.
Appearance Related Signs
Anorexia Nervosa can lead to a dramatic weight loss along with a constant fear of being fat despite being underweight. People suffering with anorexia nervosa also have a tendency to check themselves for flaws, imperfections and live in constant denial of being underweight. They are brutal with themselves when it comes to their appearance.
Purging and Other Symptoms
Purging, vomiting and excessive exercise are common symptoms. Appetite suppressants, stimulants, water pills, ipecac syrup and other drugs are used to curb their appetite as well as stimulate weight loss. Common disappearances after meals to rid the body of food could be signs of this phenomenon.