YOU MAY HAVE AN EATING DISORDER IF.....
Eating and thinking about food dominates your life - do you obsess about everything you eat?
Eating is controlling your life and prevents you from joining in with your peers.
Food frightens you so much you avoid it, any way you can.
Is your health being harmed?
Is your weight loss extreme?
Do you vomit after you have eaten, or use lots of laxatives?
Are you a secret eater? Do you hide food to eat it alone?
Do you hate your body and ‘feel fat’?
Do you exercise excessively?
Do you have bad thoughts about yourself because of the way you eat?
Do you feel in a trance like state when you are eating?
Voice in your head, anger, hate, sadness, guilty, greedy……. Sound familiar?
As you can see, eating disorders present themselves in a variety of ways. You may only recognize and relate to 2 or 3 of the above descriptions, and if you do, you probably need help to overcome your particular type of eating disorder.
Some people start with one type of eating disorder and believe they are recovering, only to find that it has evolved into another type of eating disorder. So as you can see, it is really important that you get the right type of help and treatment for your particular eating disorder.
ANOREXIA NERVOSA (AN)
AN is characterized by distorted body image and excessive dieting which causes severe weight loss, which is harmful to your health. People with AN have a pathological and intense fear of becoming fat, with a refusal to maintain body weight at a normal level. If you are female, your periods may stop. The health risks of AN are severe, including osteoporosis, depression & poor immunity, with many other physical and psychological symptoms. AN affects both males and females.
This type of anorexia is when you avoid eating to keep your weight down, but maintain a normal or lower body weight because you drink a lot of alcohol. This is very damaging to your health and wellbeing and affects both males and females.
BULIMIA NERVOSA (BN)
BN is an eating disorder where you have strong urges to overeat, sometimes after food avoidance, and then purge to ‘get rid’ of the calories that you believe you have eaten, and then hate yourself for doing so. Purging can be by vomiting or by taking lots of laxatives and diuretics (slimming pills). Your weight may be normal or slightly overweight. You may have previously also suffered from Anorexia.
BINGE EATING DISORDER (BED)
BED is when a person eats larger than normal quantities of food in one sitting. It is accompanied by a sense of loss of control and feelings of shame and disgust. People with this type of eating disorder, often report eating in a trance like state, with a sense of calm shortly afterwards, to be followed by feelings of self-loathing. The type of foods consumed are often thought of as forbidden foods which are calorie dense, such as cakes, biscuits, ice cream, chocolate bars, crisps etc.
So whatever your type of eating disorder is, you need a tailored programme that addresses both your particular eating/food and emotional issues. I will provide you with the nutritional and cognitive help and guidance, to support you on your road to recovery.
I will work collaboratively with you and provide you with a nutritional rehabilitation programme that balances your blood sugar and brain hormones, so that you are able to gradually break the recurring destructive cycles, which your eating behaviour has locked you into.
We can explore underlying issues and triggers and over time, restore your self-esteem and self-confidence, improve your body image, to enjoy a happier and more positive relationship with food.
EATING DISORDER per 6-WEEK COURSE
Week 1 - Initial Assessment: 1.5 hrs - £90.00
Weeks 2-6 – 1 hr. - £55.00
(£350.00 if paid in full)