Binge eating disorder rehabilitation clinics in East London & Chelmsford

Do you suspect your child is binge eating?

Are you finding food is disappearing or hidden stashes of junk food?

How do they behave with food?

Are they alternating between overeating and undereating?

Are you struggling with binge eating?

Do you feel out of control when you’re eating?

Do you think about food all the time?

Do you eat in secret?

Do you feel powerless to stop eating, even though you want to?

Have you noticed changes in mood?

Do you feel depressed, alone or in despair?

Often for no apparent reason.

How I help with binge eating disorder

One important thing to consider in recovery from binge eating disorder recovery from binge eating disorder is that this illness is not just about food or simply learning to “fix” food habits that are abnormal. There are many factors that are connected to and underlying with binge eating disorder, and working with a cohesive treatment team can help ensure that the many layers of this mental illness are properly addressed.

The professionals who typically make up a treatment team may include psychiatrist/therapist, medical doctor, registered dietitian.  Each of these members is integral to helping an individual with binge eating disorder overcoming the many different issues they may be facing.

My role is to support and guide you towards making peace with food and your body by making recommendations that can help you overcome challenges with food as well as normalise eating habits and behaviors.  For example, if there are certain foods that you feel trigger you to binge I can help you begin to legalise these foods by gradually incorporating them into your diet. I will also help you regulate your intake by recommending a meal plan that is tailored to your individual needs.

I also help an individual work through food myths, misconceptions, and fallacies that may be believed about food, weight, and intake.

As a dietitian with advanced training in intuitive eating nutrition counseling, I can also help you become a mindful eater, attuned with what your body is really telling you it wants and needs as opposed to eating by imposed rules that only bring about feelings of guilt, hunger and disappointment.

Nutrition Principles

In recovery from binge eating disorder, nutrition is often something that needs to be renegotiated. When an individual with binge eating disorder feels deprived in any manner, particularly in regards to what they are eating, this will only further intensity urges to binge.

Binging will typically result in feelings of guilt about foods that were eaten, which only gives the perception that those foods eaten are in fact “Bad”. Classifying foods as “good” or “bad” may seem like a way of control or following nutrition principles, but in fact, this is counterintuitive to what is normal in the body.

Learning nutrition principles in binge eating disorder does not revolve around the concept of what you can eat versus what you shouldn’t be eating. Nutrition in eating disorder recovery focuses on neutralising all foods and coming to an understanding that any food can have a place in a balanced diet.

Nutrition in binge eating disorder also focuses on intuitive eating and learning to trust the innate wisdom in the body that can naturally regulate hunger and fullness. Learning nutrition basics does not involve dieting but rather should bring you to a peaceful relationship with food and body.

If you have been struggling with nutrition concepts or basics in your recovery from binge eating disorder, take the next step and contact me.  Having some professional guidance can be helpful in clearing many of the misunderstandings and negative associations that you may have had with nutrition in your past, leading you to a much healthier relationship with food in your future.

Anna Oliver is a Qualified Dietitian passionately committed to helping people with eating disorders.

From the binge eating disorder blog

“You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the next step.”

– Martin Luther King Jr