Top 10 Strangest Eating Disorders


Be it their favorite dish or a snack every once in a while, most people love to eat. Some prefer enjoying the occasional steak, others like eating salads more. We all, however, need food in order to survive. As we are about to find out, there are some among us who suffer from very strange eating habits or disorders, the type of eating habits that have a much bigger influence on their lifestyle than they would want to.

By no will of their own, these conditions make them eat some of the strangest things possible. Sometimes, as a result of their disorders, they end up eating nothing at all. So join us over the next few minutes, as we try to find out what are the 10 strangest eating disorders a person can have.


People who suffer from Xylophagia feel the compulsive need to eat wood. Also known as ‘pica’, the people who are affected by it will often eat paper, pencils, tree bark, or pretty much anything made of wood. Interestingly enough, young children often display signs of Xylophagia, but in their case, it is usually associated with other disorders or fixations that may or may not be related to psychological issues.