The seriousness of disordered eating behaviors is not to be undermined.
Your body and soul is dying from the inside out, and this is your way of trying to escape pain and an imbalanced biochemistry - both of which can be healed and rebalanced. Yes, it is deeply painful. And however much you may want to change and just let go, it seems it is beyond your control. There is a way out. You are NOT alone.
Having worked with the complexities from a medical, nutritional and behavioral aspect for over 15+ years at private hospitals and rehabs as well as clients in private practice, I know your struggle. Every single eating disorder is different and requires a customized approach to find lasting recovery. You can read more about elements of recovery on my eating disorder blog, click the button to go to the blog and read on.
How I Work With You To Recover from Your Eating Disorder
- Customized Nutrition Counseling
- Biochemistry Balancing + Brain Chemistry Assessment (restoring biochemical balance behind the disease)
- Metabolism Reset (restoring digestion, hormones + metabolism in recovery)
- Meal Exposure Therapy incl. Restaurant Outings
- Intuitive Eating
- Emotional Distress Distraction Skills (meditation exercises, mindfulness + yoga tools for healing)
- Decoding Your Hunger Tools (body, mind and soul)
- Group Therapy (topics incl.: Body Image, Social Skills, Nutrition Education, Relationships + Authenticity/Identity Exercises)
- Ongoing Collaboration and Referral Back To Other Primary Treatment Team Members
Breaking The Chains Of An Eating Disorder Is NOT A Matter Of Willpower.
Anyone who ever uses the reasoning "just use willpower" when it comes to changing your relationship with food, body and weight or any addiction for that matter, has no clue about the biochemical forces driving this type of disease. We are humans, and we cannot rely on willpower to change - why 95% of all diets fail.
We only change permanently, when we factor in the biochemical imbalances driving our self-destructive habits; willpower alone will never out-master an imbalanced biochemistry.
I Use An Individualized Holistic Approach That Emphasizes Self-Esteem, Intuitive Eating, Biochemistry Balancing And Decoding Your Hunger.
My approach to help your transform your relationship with food, body and weight is based on restoring biochemical balance - addressing the biology being the disease, along with the behavioral factors in retraining your hunger/appetite switch and resetting your metabolism.
The goal being to THRIVE in the skin you are in - body, mind and soul!
How To Become A Normal Eater
Many dietitians and nutritionists use set meal plans. While these can be helpful in the early stages, there are many cons to these. They are very rigid and based on rules where you are relying on outside parameters on how much to eat, instead of tuning into your body's actual daily needs, which vary.
Becoming An Intuitive Eater Doesn't Happen Overnight.
It is, however, the only way to reconnect body-mind-soul and learn how to feed yourself in a truly nourishing manner while feeling free.
My goal is for you to get back in tune with your body's hunger/fullness signals and to develop a normal relationship with food, body and weight without needing to weigh, measure or eat to the dot of some written plan.
By listening to hunger and fullness cues and to what the body is craving, our body will naturally find a weight where it feels comfortable. This is known as the body’s set-point weight.
Checking In During Various Times Throughout The Meal Can Also Help Us To Be Mindful While Eating. Ask Questions Like:
• Where is my hunger/fullness level?
• Am I enjoying this food?
• What would make my eating experience more pleasurable in this moment?
• Would I rather be eating something else?
• I am staying present while I am eating, or is my mind wandering around?
• What external things influenced my food choices today?
• How can I reconnect to the internal signals my body is giving me?
Asking questions, being curious and mindful during mealtimes will be beneficial to someone trying to become a more intuitive eater.