May 22nd, 2007

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ED behaviors tutorial?

There are some things the clients at my treatment center do (or are not allowed to do) that I know are ED behaviors...but I don't really know/understand the reasoning behind them. Can anyone enlighten me?

- Making strange food mixtures.
- Dipping a sandwich in water.
- Having a bowl of cereal and eating all the milk first.
- Way overheating food/eating food frozen.
- Oversalting (I'm guessing it's for water retention).

I'm sure there are others I can't think of. Or do you have any suggestions for other things I should look out for?

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