Experiencing mood changes, skipping social events, and isolation
The most noticeable signs of an eating disorder are changes in your regular routine. For example, a person who used to be very active socially suddenly does not want to come to group functions, always has to hit the gym, and may seem down or easily agitated. There is a close link between eating disorders, and anxiety and depression.
Adding lots of condiments to food
A person having an eating disorder may add a lot of condiments to their food, specifically, condiments that have the most flavour for the least calories. This may include vinegar, lemon juice, hot sauce, salsa, and pepper.
Being obsessed with fitness trackers or apps
It is really tough these days to separate “healthy habit” from “obsession.” However, the term “steporexia” is used for a person who is obsessed with fitness-related health, will never go anywhere without his/her fitness tracker, never skip a workout, and push their limits until they break. Over-exercise coupled with a lack of nutrition temporarily changes the neurochemistry of the brain, and the person becomes more obsessive. The profile of this eating disorder is typically type-A, overachieving, and perfectionistic.