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Signs Your Client May Be Suffering From an Eating Disorder

As a personal trainer, you’re on the front lines of helping women to set and achieve goals in support of their physical health. And, you’re also on the front lines of dealing with pervasive, painful and oftentimes undetected deadly mental illnesses — eating disorders.

At least 30 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from a clinical eating disorder, and it’s reported that every 62 minutes at least one person dies as a direct result of an eating disorder [1]. On top of those staggering numbers, studies have shown that 75 percent of women admit to regularly engaging in disordered eating and exercise patterns [2].