Bulimia, the “Private Problem”

Bulimia Symptoms & Resources If you recognize symptoms of bulimia in yourself or someone in your family, you share a problem with over 500,000 other people. Do You: Worry about how much you eat—all the time? Start a new diet almost every day? Perceive everyone else as thinner than you are? Make time in the day to eat in solitude—ice cream, doughnuts, pies, cakes, soft drinks—then vomit or take laxatives? Eating disorders have become so common in this weight-obsessed nation that we've been forced to face the facts. Too many young people—and some not so young—are caught up in a cycle of binge eating, then purging, to physically attain some wacky cultural ideal. "Thin is in." "You can never be [...]