Treatment for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive over-eating and body image problems can help you to break free of self-hate and begin to enjoy freedom again.

Treatment for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, compulsive over-eating and body image problems can help you to break free of self-hate and begin to enjoy freedom again.

DISCOVER FREEDOM FROM SELF-HATE, FEAR AND SIZE-BASED WORTH

Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder often develop as ways to cope with overwhelming feelings, and then they take on a life of their own.  Many people who develop disordered eating have genetic predispositions and live in cultures that prioritize body shape and size as a way of determining worth.

Eating disordered behaviors may include:

  • failing to eat when your body is hungry

  • failing to stop eating when your body is full

  • eating to numb feelings

  • eating to feel less lonely

  • fear of gaining weight

  • weighing yourself frequently

  • having strong emotional responses to your weight

  • attempting to control weight through substances that harm the body

  • lying about eating patterns

  • hiding food or wrappers

  • exercise aversion (extremely negative feelings about exercise)

  • exercise compulsion (feeling that it is never/rarely ok to skip exercise)

  • exercising when injured

Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder are commonly recognized. Other eating concerns not yet considered “disorders” according to our flawed diagnostic system include orthorexia (excessively “healthy” eating), compulsive overeating, emotional eating, exercise addiction, chewing and spitting food, muscle dysphoria (preoccupation with the shape and size of one’s muscles), excessive exercise and ARFID (avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, related to anorexia but without body image disturbances).