You spend all day thinking about food, weight and appearance. You go to extreme measures to manage your body and your emotions with food and exercise. You missed a family function because you didn't want to deal with food and you weren't able to be present at a meal with friends because you were worried about your weight. You're tired, anxious, and missing out on connection with family, friends, and values. Food is your obsession, your hobby, your best friend, and your worst enemy. You may have an eating disorder.
What are the symptoms of eating disorders?
- You restrict food to maintain a low weight
- You have intense fear of weight gain
- You experience distress over weight, shape, and size that impact daily tasks and relationships
- You engage in binge eating (overeating and feeling out of control around food)
- You use compensatory behaviors such as vomiting, over exercising, laxative abuse, diuretics, fasting, etc to prevent weight gain
- You experience distress over weight, shape and size that impact daily tasks and relationships
Binge Eating Disorder
- You often eat more than would be considered normal at one sitting
- You tend to eat rapidly, until physically uncomfortable, when not hungry, alone, and/or with resulting guilt.
Compulsive Over exercising/exercise addiction
- You work out more than would be normal and feel the need to do more
- Despite consequences to health, relationships, and physical performance, you continue to prioritize working out
- You are anxious, depressed, irritable, or obsessively thinking about working out when you can't work out.
Learn more by listening to Erika Holmes' podcast on disordered eating.
If food, weight, and appearance are running your life, we can help you get your life back into balance. We believe that you have been using food and weight related behaviors to get legitimate needs met. We are here to help you find more effective ways to meet those needs. To treat eating disorders, we use empirically validated treatment modalities such as DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), exposure therapy, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), along with collaborating with doctors and dietitians to help you build a loving and trusting relationship with your food, your body, and yourself. Call, email, or schedule an appointment today to overcome your editing disorder. 303-881-335