The CalorieKing site is designed to provide a medium for members to attain and maintain a healthy weight by using our wide variety of weight control and health tools and information. The site was not developed to replace medical or psychological treatment or to provide treatment for eating disorders.
Eating disorders are complex, serious, and daunting to family members and friends. The development of an eating disorder is a composite of genetic, sociological, psychological, and biochemical factors.
Given the multifaceted nature of an eating disorder, it is difficult to diagnose an eating disorder and one factor or warning sign, may or may not be significant. The recommendation is that even if there is a suspicion that someone has an eating disorder, to seek professional evaluation.
For more insight into eating disorders, here are some helpful links:
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
National Eating Disorders Association
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
National Library of Medicine - National Institues of Health