Eating disorders can be very different from one person to the next. Ranging from disordered eating thoughts to binge eating, here is a short summary of some of them.
Anorexia Nervosa is the most commonly known eating disorder. Restrictive eating, weight loss and excess exercise can be some of the symptoms. Typically you want to lose more and more weight.
Bulimia nervosa is when someone has binges where they feel out of control and eat large amounts in one go, then they may purge (vomit, use laxative or diuretics) afterwards.
Binge eating disorder is when you regularly have binges but do not make yourself sick afterwards.
Orthorexia can be when you aim to eat healthily but this spirals out of control, with more and more food rules and restricting more food groups.
There can also be a mix of multiple disorders, so you may not fit into any of these categories. Whilst knowing what is wrong can feel helpful, the most important thing is to reach out and get help. The quicker you start working on recovery the better.
Priya can help you find a structured way to eat whilst you work on your food beliefs and think about others ways to manage your emotions. It is likely you will also need therapy, and having you dietitian and therapist work together can give you a supportive team to help you recover.
What to expect from your consultation
Priya will take time to thoroughly understand your history and will assess your diet and dietary beliefs. You will work together to understand how to better manage your emotions and find recovery.
We usually recommend booking a six appointment package for eating disorders. This will give you the time you need to get started on the road to recovery.
Our six appointment package is £510, which gives you six appointments for the price of five, saving you £90. If you prefer a pay-as-you-go option, this is also available.