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Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

Overcoming Your Eating Disorder and Regain a Balanced Life

Understanding the Struggle: Signs to Look Out For


Embarking on the path to recovery from disordered eating requires recognising its varied manifestations. Loss of control, emotional turmoil, chaotic relationships with food, self-esteem issues, guilt, and temporary relief followed by negative emotions are common experiences. It's crucial to understand these signs to navigate the complex landscape of disordered eating.


The Main Types of Eating Disorders


Eating disorders encompass various conditions, each with its distinct characteristics. 


  • Anorexia Nervosa involves a fear of weight gain, leading to severe undernutrition. 

  • Bulimia Nervosa centres around binge-eating episodes followed by compensatory behaviours.

  • Binge Eating Disorder involves consuming large quantities of food without compensatory actions. 

  • Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder stems from limited eating patterns unrelated to body image concerns. 

  • Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders capture symptoms not meeting specific diagnoses but still causing significant distress.


Beyond Diagnoses: Understanding Disordered Eating


Disordered Eating, a term inclusive of abnormal eating behaviours, affects physical and emotional well-being. Emotional Eating and Stress Eating involves using food to cope with emotions or stress. Yo-Yo Dieting describes the cycle of weight loss and regain. Self-sabotage entails behaviours hindering progress. These nuanced experiences highlight the importance of a tailored, compassionate approach to healing.


Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery


The decision to undergo bariatric surgery involves both physical and mental commitment. I provide pre and post-surgery support, addressing emotional eating, coping mechanisms, self-esteem, and sustaining weight loss achievements.


Exposure Therapy and Practical Support in Eating Disorder Treatment


By combining exposure therapy and practical support, I’ll empower you in your eating disorder recovery to reclaim a balanced lifestyle. Exposure therapy helps confront your fears, while practical support addresses the day-to-day challenges of managing disordered eating, fostering holistic healing.

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