Eating & Body Image Concerns
Obsessive thoughts about appearance, feelings of inadequacy or inferiority due to one’s weight, or belief that happiness will be attained once so much weight is lost- all of these thoughts patterns are products of toxic, idealized beauty standards. It is important to realize that you are not alone in this struggle against calories or against your body, and that there are resources and support systems ready to help you reclaim a healthy relationship to your body and food.
Signs you may need help:
Unusual restriction of food and calories
Obsessive thoughts about food or the body
Secrecy about eating behaviors
Use of laxatives
Purging after meals
Intense fear of weight gain
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the above symptoms, pursuing treatment and addressing symptoms can be effective, life-changing and even life-saving. Mind Body 7 clinicians can provide nutritional and dietary management, psychotherapy, family therapy, medical monitoring and other forms of treatment that can help in overcoming eating disorders and disordered eating.