Fears around food in general and some particular foods, emotional attraction to certain foods, vulnerability to binge foods, issues regarding "safe" and "unsafe" foods are certainly addressed.
The basics of nutrition and healthy eating are discussed.
I support your working with a nutritionist who is knowledgeable in eating disorders when you are ready and when you are willing and able to explore specific food plans and healthful styles of eating.
Too little or too much exercise is addressed and explored in our therapy work together. Finding a healthy balance for emotional and physical needs for exercise and developing the capacity to live in this balance easily is one of the goals of recovery work.
Finding ways to be kind to your body, giving your body what it needs, and not making harsh demands of it is an ongoing theme in therapy that eventually results in developing a healthy, satisfying, and non-stressful way of eating and nourishing your body.
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Written by Joanna Poppink, MFT. Joanna is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in eating disorder recovery, stress, PTSD, and adult development.
She is licensed in CA, AZ, OR, FL, and UT. Author of the Book: Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorder
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