Nutrition for Eating Disorders
The dietitians at Nutrition Healthworks specialize in helping clients with common eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, exercise anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder.
For most people recovering from or living with an active eating disorder, it is important to see a licensed dietitian with experience treating eating disorders. Those with eating disorders should ensure that the dietitian is willing to work with the rest of your treatment team and is a good personality fit.
Nutrition Counseling for Eating Disorders
Nutrition counseling typically includes education on various nutrients and how your body uses them to function at its best. You will learn how your metabolism works and how to recognize physical cues of hunger and fullness.
Your dietitian at Nutrition HealthWorks will coach intuitive eating strategies to help you accept and respect your body’s needs. If needed, a dietitian can create non-diet eating plans, such as the use of modified exchanges, the plate method, and pattern guides to help you meet your goals.
Dietitians are able to help you figure out what is true and what are disordered thoughts surrounding food, eating, and/or exercise behaviors. Dietitians also can monitor your weight to make sure that you are achieving and/or maintaining a healthy weight for your age, gender, and activity level.
Benefits of Eating Disorder Therapy
The goal of eating disorder therapy is not weight gain or weight loss but recovery from eating disorders. We want our clients to be healthy without focusing on weight or body shape.
As clients overcome eating disorders, they start to feel better physically and mentally. In addition to the physical health that comes with proper nutrition, clients experience improved body image and self-esteem and reduced anxiety and depression symptoms.
Contact Nutrition Healthworks
If you or someone you know is suffering from eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, exercise anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive overeating, and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, nutrition counseling can help. The registered dieticians at Nutrition HealthWorks offer eating disorder therapy designed to fit the needs of each individual patient. Go to our Contact Us page or call to get started.