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Exercise Bulimia Hard to Detect Today

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With the fitness craze taking place today, it can be hard to spot exercise bulimia:

"As a sophomore at Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif., Brett Zorich was a record-setting track star who left rivals in her dust. Ultimately, however, her fiercest opponent turned out to be herself.

While experiencing a 5-inch growth spurt at 15, she fought to maintain the 100 pounds she carried as a 5-foot-2 freshman. And that’s when she says she “got psycho.”

Zorich exercised more than two hours a day and restricted her calories. It was an obsession that turned into what experts call exercise bulimia. Her symptoms included amenorrhea (loss of the menstrual cycle), fatigue and depression."

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