Professional treatment is vital for any adolescent or adult diagnosed with an eating disorder. Our nutrition sessions are focused on learning how to view food as a nourishing tool and not an enemy, friend, or something to control. Activities may include:
-Setting goals and reflecting on your progress
-Learning about the science of nutrition, your body’s nutritional needs, and normal eating patterns
-Discussing self care skills to replace disordered behaviors
-Grocery shopping together
-Eating meals or snacks together during a session or at a restaurant
-Practicing mindful eating skills
-Establishing realistic and balanced exercise patterns
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, eating disorders — such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder – include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues. Eating disorders are serious emotional and physical problems that can have life-threatening consequences for females and males. Below are detailed signs and symptoms of the different types of eating disorders.
Anorexia nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss.
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Bulimia nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviors designed to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating.
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Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating disorder (BED) is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the point of discomfort); a feeling of a loss of control during the binge; experiencing shame, distress or guilt afterwards; and not regularly using unhealthy compensatory measures (e.g., purging) to counter the binge eating.
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