Eating Disorder

You’ve been fond of following any diet fad out there – Ketogenic, South Beach, Vegan – you’ve tried them all. Your week is usually spent at the gym, five hours a day without having any break even if you have a cold or the weather is terrible. You consider your weight a very sensitive topic so whenever people give you negative remarks about it, you get offended and over-analyze everything. Hearing a comment of “you’ve gained some weight” is one of your greatest fear. You’d usually spend hours in front of the mirror telling yourself how fat you are but the truth is, you already look too thin!

If you’ve been nodding the whole time while reading the paragraph above, you might be suffering from an eating disorder. You might think that it’s perfectly reasonable to live this kind of lifestyle, but you’re wrong. An eating disorder is a severe mental illness and is not, in any way, a diet gone too far.

What Is An Eating Disorder?

Having a healthy lifestyle is good, but if you’re too obsessed with how you weigh, what you eat and how you look in front of the mirror that it becomes the focal point of your life, it might be a red flag for an eating disorder. Unlike popular belief, eating disorders come in different types:

Anorexia Nervosa: This is the most common eating disorder. If you have this, you think of yourself as someone who’s fat where in fact, you’re dangerously thin. You weigh yourself several times a day, you eat small quantities of certain foods, and you’re severely following a strict diet. Symptoms of Anorexia Nervosa include:

  • A relentless pursuit of thinness with no intentions in maintaining an average or healthy weight.
  • Extreme thinness.
  • Intense fear of gaining weight.

Bulimia Nervosa: If you have Bulimia Nervosa, you eat a large portion of food without the control of doing it. Your day will be spent in episodes of binge-eating and to compensate for this behavior, you either force yourself to vomit or use laxatives. Symptoms of Bulimia Nervosa include:

  • Inflamed or sore throat.
  • Intestinal distress from excessive laxative use.
  • Severe dehydration from purging liquids.

Binge-eating Disorder: You’ll still have episodes of binge-eating when you have this type of eating disorder. What makes it different from Bulimia Nervosa it that, you don’t do anything to offset your uncontrolled behavior of overeating. As a result, you’ll become obese and overweight. Symptoms of Binge-eating Disorder include:

  • Eating alone in fear of judgment.
  • Eating even if you’re already full.
  • Eating an enormous amount of food in a specific amount of time.

How Can We Help You?

You might be frustrated of how many times you tried and failed to let go of this kind of lifestyle. We understand how this could have been difficult for you, but here in Life Resolutions in Preston, we’re here to help you through this. Our team is made up of professional psychologists who’ll work with you to gain the best overall outcome. We’ll work closely with you to know what your problems are and suggest solutions that will lead you to a healthier lifestyle. We don’t offer solutions just for the sake of providing one – our solutions are designed to help you with your long-term recovery. We’ll be with you throughout the entire process, so you’ll never have to worry about being alone. Call now and let us help you make food your friend again. Call Now!

Where is Our Eating Disorders Service Located?

We are conveniently located Suite 401/398 Sydney Road, Coburg 3058 (entry via Page Street Plaza).

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