In addition to life-long weight loss, Weight Control can work equally as well for Eating Disorders such as Anorexia /Bulimia Nervosa. Similar to WLC we work together week by week, changing one aspect of "what is currently NOT working" and replacing this one step at a time.... The only real way to make lasting changes. YOU take back control of your life and your weight. You learn alternative ways to boost low self esteem and become assertive.
Anorexia Nervosa is a complex eating disorder with three key features:
1 refusal to maintain a healthy body weight 2 an intense fear of gaining weight 3 a distorted body image
Because of your dread of becoming fat or disgust with how your body looks, eating and mealtimes may be very stressful. And yet, what you can and can’t eat is practically all you can think about.
Thoughts about dieting, food, and your body may take up most of your day—leaving little time for friends, family, and other activities which you used to enjoy. Life becomes a relentless pursuit of becoming thin and going to extreme measures to lose weight.
Yet no matter how thin you become, it’s never enough.
While people with anorexia often deny having a problem, the truth is that anorexia is a very serious and debilitating eating disorder. Fortunately, recovery is possible. With proper treatment and support, you or someone you care about can break anorexia’s self-destructive pattern and regain health, happiness and self-confidence.
Bulimia Nervosa Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating, followed by frantic efforts to avoid gaining weight. It affects women and men of all ages.
When you’re struggling with bulimia, life is a constant battle between the desire to lose weight or stay thin and the overwhelming compulsion to binge eat.
You don’t want to binge—you know you’ll feel guilty and ashamed afterwards—but time and again you give in. During an average binge, you may consume from 3,000 to 5,000 calories in one short hour.
After it ends, panic sets in and you turn to drastic measures to “undo” the binge, such as taking laxatives, inducing vomiting, or going for a ten-mile run. And all the while, you feel increasingly out of control.
It’s important to note that bulimia doesn’t necessarily involve purging—physically eliminating the food from your body by throwing up or using laxatives, enemas, or diuretics. If you make up for your binges by fasting, exercising to excess, or going on crash diets, these are also symptoms of bulimia.