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.