Are You Struggling with Emotional Eating – or an Eating Disorder?
If you are suffering with emotional eating, anorexia or bulimia, therapy is often the best approach to recovery.
Whether it’s yourself or a loved one that has an eating addiction or disordered eating problem, counselling has helped thousands of people heal their problems with food.
If you resonate with any of the characteristics below, therapy can help you overcome your problems with eating and feel good about yourself:
Characteristics of Emotional or Binge Eating:
- You can’t control your eating. You eat when you’re tired, feeling down, stressed or lonely.
- You eat when you are not hungry or when you are already full. You use food as a way to comfort yourself, as opposed to filling your physical need for food.
- You feel badly about yourself because of your weight. You want to lose those extra pounds, and feel like a failure because you can’t.
- You feel guilty for overeating. You know you shouldn’t be eating so much and you constantly promise yourself you will stop.
- You eat in secret. You feel embarrassed about your eating habits and try to hide them from others so they won’t find out.
Characteristics of an Eating Disorder:
- You starve yourself or purge on a regular basis. You either deny your hunger or you binge and then purge soon after eating.
- You’re terrified of gaining weight. You believe you must be thin to be attractive and happy in life.
- You dislike your body. You despise what you see in the mirror regardless of how good people say you look.
- Regardless of how thin you become, you always want to be thinner. You’re never satisfied with how thin you are. You’re constantly disappointed in yourself.
- You’re obsessed with exercise. You exercise a lot and people tell you it’s too much. But you feel you have to and couldn’t stop even if you wanted to.
If you see yourself in any of the above statements, I know your struggle…and I know how hopeless it feels sometimes. You’ve either tried a lot of things already or maybe this is your first attempt at changing your patterns with food. It doesn’t matter. Regardless of your experience, or how long you have suffered, there is always hope.
Counselling for Disordered Eating Can Change Destructive Eating Patterns – and May Even Save Your Life
If you have struggled with emotional eating or an eating disorder for a while, you’ve probably realized that this problem is too big to overcome by yourself. Emotional eating, eating addictions and eating disorders are difficult to solve without help because you must have food to survive. What you need is to find your way to healthy eating so that you feel good about yourself.
You can benefit from the expertise, support and guidance of a counsellor who specializes in disordered eating. As an eating disorder therapist, I know how difficult it is for you, and I know how to help.
You Can Heal Your Relationship With Food
- Make peace with food, yourself and your body…once and for all.
- Eat when you are hungry and only eat until you are full. Find healthy ways to nurture yourself.
- Develop a healthy relationship with exercise –not too much, nor too little.
- Free your time and energy to do more things that you enjoy.
- Feel good about who you are and relieved that you can now focus on living your life to it’s fullest potential.
As your therapist I will work hard alongside you to help create a new blueprint for how you relate to food. We’ll conquer any negative and unhealthy thinking so you can be free to live a happy and healthy life. Making a commitment to attend counselling for disordered eating takes courage—it takes a real desire to give up the past for a brighter and better future.
If you are tired of being consumed by thoughts of food, body image or exercise, then allow yourself some peace of mind by making the first step towards a healthier, happier you.
You don’t have to have a painful relationship with food or your body any longer. If you are struggling with disordered eating, through counselling I can help you end your addiction to eating.If you are struggling with a more serious eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, counselling can also help you get on the road to recovery.
So, let’s get started….
Call today for a free no-obligation 15-minute phone consultation to see how I can help you get your life and your health back.