4. Overeating Is a Regular Occurrence
While we typically think of an eating disorder as excessive dieting or not eating at all, the National Eating Disorders Association tells us that binge eating affects 1-5% of the population. Binge eating is more than just enjoying a little extra of your favorite foods. If your teen is consuming a large amount of food at meals or snacks—usually in excess of 1,000 calories—hiding food or eating secretly, this could indicate that they’re binge eating.