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Giving You Help and Support with Your Eating Disorder

Eating problems can start from something small, but turn into a large problem if help isn’t received.

When you have an eating disorder you may experience things such as avoiding food, eating food in secret, and purging after you’ve eaten.

Eating healthy is all about giving your body the nutrients it needs for you to stay alive. Did you know that eating disorders are more common than you think?

If you don’t eat healthy you can become tired, grumpy, and become low in essential nutrients such as iron.

You don’t have to be afraid of food. You can overcome your eating disorder and enjoy food again.

Common Signs of an Eating Disorder

  • Keeping food hidden in different areas so you can snack on it later.
  • Keeping a strict diet regardless of how much weight you’ve lost.
  • After eating you make regular trips to the bathroom to purge.
  • You hoard food without anyone knowing.
  • Using diet pills, laxatives, and diuretics more often to help with weight loss.
  • Obsessing over calories even though you’re still losing weight.
  • Continue to exercise even though you’re underweight.
  • Using illegal drugs and prescriptions to supress your appetite.
  • You’re always preoccupied by your weight, body size, appearance and body shape.

Your Approach to Getting Better

Maintaining a strict diet, avoiding food, and purging are all common signs that you may have a disorder. It’s not too late to get help.

You can make a change in your life to turn your unhealthy eating habits into healthy habits. You just need to be committed to making change happen.

The first step in getting help is recognising that there is a problem with how you think about food.

The second step is understanding that many people struggle with an eating disorder, you’re not alone.

The third step is reaching out and getting help from a professional psychologist so you can regain control over your eating.

Professional counselling can really help you to become confident with food again. It can also help to heal emotional scars that may be causing your problem.

How Can Eating Disorders Start?

An eating disorder can begin for one reason and continue on for another. Eating disorders generally begin because of:

  • Increased pressure of having to be thin or have the perfect body.
  • Problems with relationships including emotional abuse, sexual abuse, a history of bullying over weight issues and a difficult family history.
  • Problems with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, feeling like you’re inadequate, and a lack of control over your life.

You can take back control and get the help and support you need. Our Life Resolutions psychologists in Preston will help you regain a healthy relationship with food again.

Where is Our Eating Disorders Service Located?

We are conveniently located .

To find out how we can help call today on 1300 668 256