Disordered eating is different from an eating disorder and is a descriptive phrase, rather than a diagnosis. Some people who present with disordered eating behaviours may fit criteria for EDNOS but is it also possible to have disordered eating behaviours and not fit within current criteria for eating disorders diagnosis.
If you have disordered eating, you may feel anxiety when you are invited to a social gathering involving food. You might feel shame and guilt when you eat certain foods. You may feel that you lose control around food and eat compulsively in large volumes. You might be skipping meals even though you are hungry.
Disordered eating can mean that you are preoccupied with food, weight and body image what has a negative impact on quality of your life.