Helping to Promote Health Eating Habits

Eating disorders can come about from different traumas or negative exposure to bullying about weight.

When an eating disorder starts generally you’ll experience the desire to purge, over-eat, or avoid areas where expectations of eating are required.

While eating is a natural part of life, it can be difficult for someone who may have an eating disorder.

There is help though. You don’t have to let your eating disorder win. You can become friends with food again and eat healthy balanced meals without feeling guilty.

Common Symptoms of an Eating Disorder

  • The constant need to diet even though you may be underweight.
  • Hiding food wrappers or food and eating it in secret.
  • Eating to the point you feel pain or discomfort.
  • Purging or self-induced vomiting just after eating something.
  • The use of laxatives to help maintain a goal weight, even though you may be underweight.
  • Exercising excessively when you don’t need to.
  • Taking frequent bathroom trips after you’ve eaten something.
  • Feeling intense guilt after eating something.

Your Approach to Getting Better

Feelings of guilt, the use of laxatives and eating food in secret are the common signs that you may have an eating disorder.

If you’re showing signs like this, you don’t have to live this way. You can get help for your eating disorder. Food can be your friend again.

Overcoming your eating disorder is all about being committed to taking the first steps in the right direction.

The first step is to understand and admit to yourself that you may have an eating disorder.

The next step is telling the ones you love you have a problem that you want to overcome.

The third step is seeking help from a professional psychologist who understands about eating disorders. An eating disorder doesn’t have to take control of your life. You have the power to make the change.

How Do Eating Disorders Start?

An eating disorder can come on suddenly or develop over time without you knowing. It can be caused by a number of triggers, events or situations which include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Being bullied about weight which causes you to stop eating or eating too much.
  • Exposure to sexual or physical abuse as a child or adult.
  • Constantly being put down in life causing feelings of self-loathing.
  • Witnessing a traumatic event that may have left wounds unhealed.

Counselling is a great way to help you overcome your eating disorder. At Life Resolutions in Sydney, we’re here to help you take control over your eating habits again.

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