Struggling with Food and Body?
You are stressed out about your body. You've dieted, you've cut sugar and carbs and fats and gone paleo and tried Weight Watchers and maybe some of it helped for a while, but it didn't work out. Maybe you know you have an eating disorder, but maybe you're not quite sure. You think about your body a lot and don't like what you see. Everyone around you seems to be on some diet or exercise program and you find yourself enticed to try one program after another, but you know you're not happy with yourself and if you keep going the way you're going, you'll find yourself alone with your scale and your imperfect body.
Did you know that disordered eating comes in many different forms? Not all food issues are as obvious as you might think.
Here are some of the things people struggle with when they decide to seek counseling:
Exercising more than your body is comfortable with
Trying to burn off all the calories you've eaten
Using teas, pills, certain foods and other laxatives to try to clean out the food you've eaten
pinching parts of your body to see how fat they are
measuring parts of your body
eliminating certain types of foods or various food groups like sugar or flour
Cutting food into tiny pieces
Eating really slowly
Only eating clean or pure foods that are free-range, organic, dairy-free, gluten-free, process-free, etc.
Chewing food and spitting it out
Going on juice cleanses and other cleanses
Not eating after a certain hour at night
Only eating food if it feels "worth it" and/or "perfect"
Eating fat-free or diet everything
Eating past when you are full
Eating when you are not hungry
Not knowing when you're hungry or full
Eating a large amount of food in a short amount of time