Our expert says:
Eating Disorders Expert
Hello CP MOM,
You should certainly sit up and take notice of the message your step-daughter is putting out here. It is obvious that she has suddenly become extremely restrictive in her eating and trying desperately to lose weight. She is also making it very visible, unlike many early sufferer's who are secretive and manipulative in their restrictive eating. I suggest that you and your husband sit down with her (not during a meal time) and confront her with your concern about the inadequate diet she is following. Her troubles could be about anything, so listen to her. However, it is urgently required that she resume normal eating before she becomes underweight. A dietician should be able to advise you and your step-daughter on some healthy changes that are required. Do not ignore these dangerous signs.
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