Whether you occasionally restrict or mindlessly eat or experience the full spectrum of eating disorder symptoms, there are solutions to manage these overeating, restricting, and/or purging behaviors.
Obviously, they didn't just appear out of the blue and overnight, and the way out is therefore not a quick fix. Rebuilding your relationship with food and your body takes time, hard work, and often a team approach.
Most of the clients I meet with have one or a few of these issues: Is this you?
- You know what to eat and don't feel you need nutrition education. You simply want to stop the cycle of disordered eating behaviors (diets, purges, binges or any version of these), unravel the mystery of your food issues and find relief.
- You don't know what to eat and do want clarity on how to deal with food. A better understanding of how food works in your body would help tremendously as you pick and choose what you want in your personal food supply.
- When you look in the mirror you don't like what you see, and if you could simply lose more weight you think you would feel better; problem is, at some level, you know that further weight reduction isn't the entire solution - because you really don't feel that great.
- The purging (throwing up or exercising to chase calories) has gone on for awhile and you wonder if it is really, truly unhealthy, because you don't have any immediate medical problems that you are aware of; the only thing is that it is costing you: time and energy.
- You don't feel better until the end of the day when you can eat your "relief food" and exhale from the stress you have endured. However, this approach to your day is resulting in a weight gain, elevated blood sugar, elevated cholesterol, and/or other medical malaises within your body.
These are just a few of many scenarios in I hear from my clients. Contact me if you want to come in for a few minutes and discuss if it makes sense for us to work together a bit. I can also help you pull together a team if that is what you need for your treatment. One step at a time will help you recover and feel better one day at a time.
"Recovery is about making room for the real me to exist."
-Jenni Schaeffer, Life without Ed