Eating disorders are real, complex and devastating conditions that have serious consequences for health, productivity and relationships. They affect 10% of the population and have the second highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. Someone dies from an eating disorder every 62 minutes. Eating disorders flourish in secrecy and shame.
Successful treatment and recovery from an eating disorder includes working with a dietitian that is certified in eating disorders. Eating disorders are all about the food and have nothing to do with food. The thoughts, and behaviors of someone suffering with an eating disorders are centered around food playing a key role as an unhealthy coping mechanism. Unlike other unhealthy coping mechanism such as alcohol or drugs, a person can abstain while they learn healthy coping strategies. Eating disorders are unique in that a person suffering from an eating disorder is challenged with food on a daily basis. Additionally, most social interactions and family activities are centered around food.
This is when and where the role of the dietitian is an essential key person on the treatment team. Whether you are experiencing disordered eating, suffering from an eating disorder or maintaining recovery, I want to talk with you. Please consider reaching out for a free phone consultation to learn more.
I am in recovery myself from an eating disorder. Everything you are thinking and feeling throughout your journey I can not only empathize with you, but I have a complete understanding and personal compassion for your suffering. You are brave, but you are not alone. Together let’s combine your strength with my experiences and expertise and do this together. It will be hard, very hard at times, but I’m here for you and I promise it is worth it.