DIETITIANS AND EATING DISORDERS
Are you constantly preoccupied by your weight, your appearance, or by what you eat? Do you feel like food takes too much room in your thoughts and your life? This section could be for you.
Eating disorders can affect people of any age, gender, body type, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. These disorders come with intense negative emotions related to food (shame, guilt, and the feeling of isolation) and can cause serious health problems.
Our registered dietitians specialized in eating disorders can help you with:
Bulimia – Cycles of loss of control over food intake and ingestion of large amounts of food in a short period of time, followed by compensatory behaviours, such as induced vomiting, laxative use, or excessive exercising to avoid weight gain.
Binge-eating disorder – Episodes of loss of control over food intake, just like in bulimia, but without any compensatory behaviours, usually leading to significant weight gain.
Eating disorders not otherwise specified – Other disordered eating patterns that do not correspond to diagnosed disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge-eating disorder. These include, but are not limited to:
Orthorexia – Obsession with healthy or clean eating, accompanied by profound guilt or shame when foods perceived as unhealthy are consumed.
Bigorexia (muscle dysmorphia) – Obsession over feelings of being too thin and not having enough muscle mass, which may push people to use food, excessive exercise, or potentially dangerous supplements to increase muscle mass.
If you recognize yourself in some of the above-mentioned behaviours, if you are preoccupied with your body image or specific eating patterns, or if you experience recurring negative emotions around food, help is available to you at ÉquipeNutrition. Our dietitians who specialize in eating disorders can help you:
Decrease your food compulsions.
Embrace a normal and inclusive eating style.
Reconnect with the pleasures of eating.
Increase your self-esteem.
Improve your body image.
We are a team of registered dietitians/nutritionists, members of our local Canadian regulatory body, who are able to help you improve your relationship with food and your body. Contact us now for more information or to book an appointment with a dietitian.
Several TeamNutrition deititians will be able to meet your needs according to their expertise, including
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