How to use Bulimics in a sentence
Like anorexics, bulimics use their relationship with food as an outlet to express their emotional difficulties.
Although most bulimics vomit or use laxatives to purge food from the body, some people with this eating disorder will alternate binge eating with fasting or periods of excessive exercise.
Although bulimics often think they've stumbled upon the "perfect" weight control plan, bulimia is not a fad, a lifestyle, or a dieting tool.
People with bulimia, known as bulimics, consume large amounts of food (binge) and then try to rid themselves of the food and calories (purge) by fasting, excessive exercise, vomiting, or using laxatives.
Most bulimics find it difficult to stop their behavior without professional help.Advertisement
Some bulimics struggle with other compulsive, risky behaviors such as drug and alcohol abuse.
Most bulimics are females in their teens to early 20s.
Parents of bulimics must be supportive and participate in treatment if the condition is to be successfully treated.
Binge-eaters do not purge in the same ways as bulimics, nor do they usually engage in excessive exercise or other compensatory behaviours.