Like anorexics, bulimics use their relationship with food as an outlet to express their emotional difficulties.
Although most bulimics vomit or use laxatives to purge food from the body, some people with this eating disorder will alternate binge eating with fasting or periods of excessive exercise.
Although bulimics often think they've stumbled upon the "perfect" weight control plan, bulimia is not a fad, a lifestyle, or a dieting tool.
People with bulimia, known as bulimics, consume large amounts of food (binge) and then try to rid themselves of the food and calories (purge) by fasting, excessive exercise, vomiting, or using laxatives.
Most bulimics find it difficult to stop their behavior without professional help.