The binge eating and inappropriate compensatory behaviors both occur, on average, at least twice a week for 3 months.
Self-evaluation is unduly influenced by body shape and weight.
"Females who perceive themselves as overweight prior to puberty reported greater body dissatisfaction and bulimia symptomatology, less impulse control and a stronger emphasis on asceticism, drive for thinness and perfectionism. These females also perceived their current body figure to be larger and reported more bulimic thoughts and behaviors than those who perceived themselves to be average or underweight."
"People who feel ashamed about their eating habits often give inaccurate reports."
"The risk for developing an eating disorder increases dramatically when an athlete with low self-esteem is physically beautiful plus has traits of