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Is everyone who has an eating disorder underweight?

You do not have to be underweight to have an eating disorder.  You can be within normal range or even overweight and still have an eating disorder.  

 
Not everyone with an eating disorder is underweight. Even though many people associate eating disorders with being excessively thin or underweight, it is not always the case. Patients with the eating disorders bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder, for example, are frequently of normal weight or even in the obesity category.
Eliza Kingsford, LPC
Nutrition & Dietetics
The notion that people struggling with an eating disorder are all underweight is largely a myth. In fact, the only eating disorder that even classifies weight as a criterion is anorexia nervosa. Contrary to popular belief, although the number on the scale often becomes the obsession or fixation of someone with an eating disorder, the real problems lie outside of their weight. Many people suffering from bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, or severe emotional overeating are actually categorized as overweight and obese.

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