EATING DISORDERS - GETTING OVER IT
What's the difference between an eating problem and an eating disorder?
An eating problem is any kind of relationship with food that you are finding difficult.
How you might feel
An eating problem may be considered to be an eating disorder if your behaviour meets the medical criteria for a diagnosis. A doctor will look at your eating patterns to make a diagnosis. They may also measure your weight or body mass index (BMI), or take blood tests.
- Ashamed and guilty
- That you hate your body, or that you are fat
- Scared of being found out by family and friends
- Depressed or anxious
- Lonely, especially if no one else knows about your eating problems
- Very low and upset
- Like your mood changes quickly or suddenly
- Like you’re stuck in a cycle of feeling out of control and trying to get control back
- Numb, or like feelings are blocked out by bingeing or purging.
- Angry if someone challenges you
- Tired and disinterested in things
- Depressed or suicidal
- A high or sense of achievement from denying yourself food or over-exercising.
What you might do
HOW CAN NAVEEN HELP YOU?
- Eat more than needed
- Eat lots of food in one go
- Try to get rid of food you’ve eaten by making yourself sick, or using laxatives (purge)
- Starve yourself in between binges
- Eat in secret
- Crave certain types of food
- Reduce your food intake or stop eating altogether
- Count calories obsessively
- Hide food or secretly throw it away
- Avoid foods that you feel are dangerous, like food with high amounts of calories or fat
At Naveen, nutritionists and pyschologist caregivers work together to bring normalcy to the diet and eating habits of the patient. The root cause of the eating disorder is determined by thorough counseling and therapy sessions.