Eating & Body Image Concerns
Obsessive thoughts about appearance, feelings of inadequacy or inferiority due to one’s weight, or beliefs that happiness is just out of reach with a few more pounds to lose are all products of a toxic, idealized beauty standard. 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.
Some feelings and behaviors that signal that 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 and life-changing and 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.
Dr. Cheryl Kornfeld, PsyD specializes in the treatment of disordered eating and body image concerns.