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Problem eating

Eating Problems
Eating Problems

Eating disorders are a group of problems that change someone’s attitude towards food and their body in a way that influences what they do and their eating habits. People with eating disorders spend a lot of time thinking about their weight and body shape, and they may do things like restrict what they eat, binge eat, or exercise more than is healthy. Extreme changes in eating habits and behaviour can negatively affect many areas of life, including a person’s physical health, mental health, and social functioning.

Tips and resources for Eating Difficulties
Tips and resources for Eating Difficulties

There are lots of things you can do to make healthier eating choices. Here are some tips to try and resources to access if you struggle with problem eating.

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