Binge Eating? Body Shame? Body Image?
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Gain Control of Your Eating and Enjoy Your Body for Good
I’ll tell you the secret to releasing your feelings of stress, shame, and hopelessness around food, how to gain control and stop eating anytime you want, and enjoy food. It’s easier than you think, and here’s why this is different…
From: Anne Cuthbert
Your Food Freedom! Counselor
Dear: Women who want to liberate themselves from a yo-yo diet and food-focused life,
Is this you?
- promise yourself that you’ll never binge again just to find yourself back in the kitchen later that day standing in front of the fridge again looking for the next wonderfully satisfying dish
- swear off chocolate, your favorite food, and ban it from your home just to find yourself chowing down on it at your friend’s house
- blame your friend, “darn her for having chocolate on the table,” tempting your willpower
- deprive yourself over and over again and wonder why you are the only one not strong enough to sustain it
- eat in secret or pretend to know what to eat in front of others. In reality, you are always looking to others to tell you what and how much to eat.
- know you eat for emotional reasons but hide this from your friends and even from yourself.
If you have any of these challenges with food, I will help you completely change your relationship with food.
The secret to resolving all of your food challenges is to let go of those diets that don’t work and never will!
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Eating Disorder Help
Do eating disorders help you lose weight?
Not necessarily and not over the long term.
Having an eating disorder means you are trying to control the natural processes
of your body that manages weight. Interfering with your body’s natural weight
by attempting to lose weight will likely lead to a slower metabolism, hyper
focus on food, poor body image, health concerns, and other challenges. These
issues can be with you throughout your life and could cause many years of
potentially painful and expensive recovery from an eating disorders.
How can a therapist / counselor help with eating
A therapist is the one who can help you
understand and face the underlying emotional issues that led to and continue
your eating disorder behaviors. It’s important to work with a therapist who is
a specialist or understands eating disorders in a deeper way. This person can
help you really understand the ways it’s not about food. This person can also
understand the issues that are going on underlying the eating disorder
behaviors and thoughts, and help you work directly on those specific issues.
For example, a need for control is a very common experience of someone with an
eating disorder. Usually underlying this need for control is a fear of feeling
emotions. Therefore, a therapist will help you move toward the emotions, so you
won’t need to try to control what isn’t in your control, like weight. A
therapist / counselor can help you live a full and authentic life.
Do dietitians help with eating disorders?
Absolutely, if it’s a dietitian that has an
understanding and expertise in eating disorders. This person can help you work
on your relationship with food while your counselor helps you work on the
underlying emotional reasons and thoughts related to your eating disorder. A
dietitian that doesn’t understand eating disorders is more likely to do harm to
someone with an eating disorder because that person is likely to prescribe diet
behaviors and or thinking. The eating disorder part of you will grab ahold of
diet mentality, will not let go, and therefore will lead to an increase in the
Do nutritionists help with eating disorders?
Nutritionists do not have the same training or
degree as Dietitians. I would therefore recommend a Dietitian. See above answer
for more information.
Doctors who help with eating disorders
Many doctors will not be well versed in eating
disorders or working from a weight neutral perspective, which is imperative
with working with eating disorders. A doctor who does work with eating
disorders and has a weight neutral perspective can be extremely helpful for
recovery from an eating disorder. This person can help monitor your health,
which can help motivate you to get better, and can help prevent complications
from having an eating disorder.
How can family help with eating disorders?
Positive relationships of any kind can help with
eating disorder recovery as well as with any healing. The importance is on the
relationship being positive (but not
perfect). For some, that means distancing from family may be necessary. But if
your family is a positive influence and is willing to support you in healing,
then this is a very good thing! You may need to teach them how to talk about
food and bodies/weight and you may need to teach them how to talk to you but
having good relationships with your family will help you.
How can you get help for eating disorders?
Depending on the severity of your eating
disorder depends on the help you will need. Perhaps the best way to start the
process is to contact a counselor that specializes in eating disorders. This
person can help assess what treatment you need and can help you find the help
that’s best for you. It could be that out-patient treatment is enough. It might
mean that you start at the in-patient level of care. It might be helpful to
have a team of providers like a medical doctor and a dietitian helping. Often a
counselor is the best place to start the process and add help from that point.
How can you help a friend with eating disorders?
Let your friend know that you are concerned and
why you are concerned. Tell your friend which behaviors concern you the most,
such as “I notice you don’t eat a lot and I’m concerned you are undereating on
purpose.” Don’t be afraid to just name it but also recognize your friend may
not be ready to accept your help or feedback. If your friend becomes angry, it
may be best to let it go for now. Please bring it back up again, however. Even
if your friend seems upset with you, they likely really are glad you “see” them
and are willing to let them know you are concerned. Ultimately, it is up to
your friend to get the help, not you. You can’t make them get help but you can
certainly tell them how you feel and encourage them to get help.
Do antidepressants help with eating disorders?
Antidepressants can at times help with eating
disorders. However, it’s best not to rely on them for treatment. It’s important
to get help from an eating disorder trained counselor and/or dietitian and
other providers to get support that only working with other human beings can
How does CBT help eating disorders?
CBT is an acronym for Cognitive Behavioral
Therapy. It is a type of therapy in which you will learn more about your
thoughts and behaviors and how the two interact. It is helpful to understand the
eating disorder thoughts that lead to disordered behaviors and what eating
disorder behaviors might lead to disordered thoughts. However, in CBT treatment,
emotions are typically not the focus and possibly left out. It is important to
understand that emotions also drive the eating disorder and therefore
addressing emotions is a very important aspect of treatment. Without this
emotional work, you may get better in terms of thoughts and behaviors but the
eating disorder will return when difficult emotions are present, which is often.
How teachers can help students with eating
Teachers often are the first to recognize
symptoms of eating disorders and other challenges with their students.
Therefore, when a teacher is aware of behaviors and/or thoughts that might
point to an eating disorder, the teacher can talk with the student about their
concerns and encourage them to talk with their parents and/or a counselor. It
may be important for a teacher to talk to the student’s parents about the
concerns. Teachers can create a safe place for students to talk, which will
help students have an adult to confide in, often the first step toward
How to help an adolescent with eating disorders?
Family involvement with an adolescent’s recovery
is very important. Family members should also get help from providers of the
adolescent as well as their own counseling, as needed.
How to help stop eating disorders?
The best way to stop eating disorders is to stop
dieting. The number one cause of eating disorders is dieting. Therefore, if the
culture changes in it’s view of weight (i.e. no more weight bias) then the
incident of eating disorders would decrease significantly. Our obsession with
dieting, being thin, judging others based on weight, small chairs and spaces
and other ways that the culture leads people to feel ashamed of their body will
lead to dieting and therefore eating disorders.
How do food addictions start / why do we have
It is important to understand that there is no
such thing as an addition to food itself. There is a lot of misinformation
about this topic and that’s dangerous! It is dangerous because this “food
addiction” belief will only lead to people to restrict food, which will lead to
an eating disorder if one isn’t already present. What is true is that one can
use food to help manage or cope with emotions. This is where an addiction to
food (or any substance) stems… it’s a focus on food to avoid emotions! In this
way, food addiction can be experienced as emotional eating. Emotional eating is
eating to avoid feeling. This can happen in the moment of the situation causing
the emotions and it can happen as a general way of coping with emotions or
Food addictions what to do / How to conquer food
When one eats for emotional reasons, what one
needs to do is to face the emotions directly. Sometimes this can feel very
scary. That’s okay. Start with fear. Feeling fear is an emotion. After feeling
the fear, the emotions underneath fear will be available to feel. This process
can take minutes or years, if one is avoiding feelings. Once you stop using
food to push down emotions and instead allow yourself to experience the
emotions, you will no longer feel a need to eat for emotional reasons. You will
no longer experience food as an out of your control experience. You will be
able to eat a variety of foods without concern or worry or harsh
self-criticism. All foods will be just