Bulimia Nervosa is one particular type of eating disorder which affects the person’s relationship with food and their body. Bulimia Nervosa is a condition where you think a lot about your body weight and shape. It affects your ability to have a “normal” eating pattern.
Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder in which people suffer recurrent episodes of uncontrolled overeating (binges).
The three main features are:
- Intense preoccupation with body weight and shape
- Repetitive episodes of binge eating (uncontrollably eating large quantities of food, usually within 2 hours)
- Binge eating reinforces people’s fear of becoming fat and leads to a cycle of repeated counteractive extreme weight control behaviour such as:
- Self induced vomiting
- Laxative and Diuretic abuse
- Excessive exercise
Bulimia Nervosa Information Booklet