YOUR CURRENT BEHAVIORS SUPPORT YOUR CURRENT WEIGHT.
What are eating issues?
In my opinion they are many unhealthy behaviors surrounding eating issues that lead to emotional problems such as overweight, anxiety, depression over diet failure, binge eating, over-exercising, in some cases not exercising at all (or not even moving enough to maintain health), vomiting, laxatives and, of course, the dangerous behaviors having to do with anorexia which can lead to death. In fact, people with anorexia nervosa are 18 times more likely to die early compared with people of similar age in the general population. Their issues are so severe that I do not treat anorexics because they need intensive help, usually in a clinic - as their's is a life and death condition.
Although I like to be light in some of my web writing, eating issues are no laughing matter for anyone. They are problems, or even a serious illness, that cause serious disturbances to your everyday life, diet, or wage earning ability, your sex life, happiness, your ease of being yourself in the world - your best self. Being overweight robs you of your life, your goals, your dreams in many cases.
Eating disorders are real, treatable medical/psychological illnesses. They frequently coexist with other illnesses such as depression, social phobias, substance abuse, or anxiety disorders. They often appear in conjunction with poor self-esteem, difficult relationships, dissatisfaction with employment or social interactions, inability to self-soothe (calm yourself) without turning to food to numb the feelings. Researchers believe that eating disorders are caused by a complex interaction of genetic, biological, behavioral, psychological, situational and social factors. It is any wonder that people struggle and find long term success very difficult on their own? That doesn’t have to be you!
Since unhealthy eating often puts you in a prison from which it is often difficult, or impossible, to escape without help and support, call today and we can discuss what you’d like your life to be.
Treatment comes in many sizes and shapes, but in my own personal and clinical experience, the excellent commercial diet programs do not seem to work long term unless psychotherapy is involved to deal with the stressors that led to unhealthy eating habits in the first place. Medical experts and medication can help, as can group therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, individual and Clinical Hypnotherapy, to name a few areas of support which can be valuable agents of change.
Contact me to schedule an appointment to meet regarding your personal concerns.
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