Center for Young Women's Health

Eating Disorders:

What Happens When I Don't Eat?

 

Intro Therapy
Causes and Risk Factors Healthy Eating
Warning Signs and Symptoms Body Image and Self-Esteem
Health Consequences Glossary
current guideWhat Happens When I Don't Eat? Eating Disorder Myths
Preparing for an ED Evaluation Helping a Friend
The Treatment Team Additional Resources
Treatment Options  

What happens when I don't eat?

Your body uses food as fuel to keep all the important organs and cells in your body running well. When you don't eat, your body doesn't get the fuel it needs and your organs and body parts can suffer.

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Written and reviewed by the CYWH Staff at Boston Children's Hospital

 

Updated: 4/11/2012

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