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  1. 1. Anorexia Warning Signs Pooky KnightsmithInstitute of
  2. 2. What is an eating disorder? 3 major types Food and weight as a way of coping Serious mental health issue ANYONE can be affected Not all about appearances Low self-esteem@ED_Advice
  3. 3. Anorexia NervosaThe thinner I got, the fatter I felt. I would look in the mirror and cry as I saw this ugly whale looking back at me Low weight Fear of weight gain Influence of shape and weight Loss of periods@ED_Advice
  4. 4. Anorexia Warning SignsWeight Loss(may be cleverly hidden)
  5. 5. Anorexia Warning SignsRestricted Eating May cut out entire food groups e.g. become vegetarian@ED_Advice
  6. 6. Anorexia Warning SignsSkipping Meals@ED_Advice
  7. 7. Anorexia Warning Signs Strange BehaviourCalorie Counting@ED_Advice
  8. 8. Anorexia Warning SignsBaggy Clothing Layers of
  9. 9. Anorexia Warning Signs IsolationDistances themselves from
  10. 10. Anorexia Warning Signs Avoiding PE to avoid weight loss detection or exercising hard to lose
  11. 11. Anorexia Warning SignsDizziness due to low blood sugar Blue Hands due to
  12. 12. Anorexia Warning SignsLifeless HairBrittle Nails due to poor
  13. 13. Anorexia Warning Signs Chewing Gum To take mind off or replace food@ED_Advice
  14. 14. Anorexia Warning Signs Cant focus on School Work consumed with thoughts of
  15. 15. Warning Signs Summary Weight loss Avoiding PE Restricted eating Over-exercising Skipping meals Dizziness & fainting Strange behaviour Blue hands Calorie counting Lifeless hair Baggy clothing Brittle nails Layers of clothing Chewing gum Cant focus in
  16. 16. Questions? @ed_advice Advice and support for teachers and parents@ED_Advice
  17. 17. The