Anorexia

Eating disorder - anorexia nervosa

Anorexia is an eating disorder that causes people lose more weight than is considered healthy for their age and height.

People with this disorder may have an intense fear of weight gain, even when they are underweight. They may diet or exercise too much or use other ways to lose weight.

myPlate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's newest food guide, called MyPlate, encourages consumers to make healthier food choices. The guide encourages you to eat less and avoid oversized portions. Half your plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables. At least half of your grains should be whole grains. You also should switch to fat-free or low-fat milk.

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Treatment

Support Groups

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When to Contact a Medical Professional