I'm a medical student reading a book about nutrition and Metabolism. In the description of Anorexia nervosa patients the writer states that

She has a preoccupation with, and often a considerable knowledge of, food and frequently has a variety of stylised compulsive behaviour patterns associated with food.

What does 'stylised compulsive behaviour patterns associated with food' mean?

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    think counting, weighing, diarizing, chewing a specific number of chews, matching each bite of food to something else such as drinking water or performing a time consuming action, .... each person will have their own actions but they will not be what you would consider normal or common. – Kate Gregory Jul 12 '17 at 0:58
  • Brilliant answer, thank you so much! – Mathematician Jul 13 '17 at 7:01
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    @KateGregory Could you make that into an answer? Battling the low answer percentage ;) – Narusan Jul 26 '17 at 19:11
  • @Narusan I don't have any citations or studies for that, it's just something I know. – Kate Gregory Jul 26 '17 at 19:37
  • @KateGregory It doesn't matter in this case because OPs requesting examples (as I understand it). A case study would suffice, or just nothing at all. – Narusan Jul 26 '17 at 20:48

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