Because people with atypical anorexia nervosa usually appear to have a “normal” body weight, they are much more likely to be misdiagnosed or misdiagnosed with an eating disorder. Secrecy, shame and denial are characteristics of the disorder. As a result, the disease can go unnoticed for long periods of time. Living without being diagnosed means you eat carefully, you choose the foods you know you can eat, and people won't tell you that they can't excuse you from the table because you didn't eat all your food.
If you have observed the previous cycle in your life, you may have an undiagnosed eating disorder for which you need to seek professional treatment.