Does Fasting cause Disordered Eating?

Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia, are extremely serious and occasionally fatal diseases. Anorexia nervosa is a psychological condition of distorted body image, where people see themselves as being very overweight, but in truth are dangerously underweight. Because of this problem, they often engage in extreme diets including fasting to lose more weight. In bulimia, people binge and purge. They will eat excessive amounts of food with little or no control. They simply cannot stop themselves. Afterwards, they get rid of the food by purging — usually by self-induced vomiting…

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Nephrologist. New York Times best selling author. Interest in type 2 diabetes reversal and intermittent fasting. Founder www.TheFastingMethod.com.

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Dr. Jason Fung

Nephrologist. New York Times best selling author. Interest in type 2 diabetes reversal and intermittent fasting. Founder www.TheFastingMethod.com.