Symptoms of an eating disorder revolves around eating and are much more about coping with feelings instead of food. Many suffering from an eating disorder think that being very thin will bring about happiness. Also there is the irrational belief that if one can control their food intake then they can control and manage their lives. This is far from true. True happiness, self worth, confidence and self-empowerment can and will come from the acceptance of oneself.
Eating disorders stem from the obsession with food, body shape, weight, and can result in very serious health issues. In some cases death has been the result.
Individuals with eating disorders can have a variety of symptoms. However eating disorders include extremism food restriction, binging, over exercising and purging like behaviors.
Although eating disorders affect all age and genders it specifically targets young women. One cause is the pressure out girls face to be thin. Thanks to Instagram, Facebook and other social media outlets young women are left to compare themselves to others. In other cultures where people have not been exposed to the western ideal of being thin, eating disorders are virtually nonexistent.
Seeking eating disorder help in Orlando is important for you or your loved one. Treatment is a must. We must as a society dispel these myths that many have about what it means to be thin. Eating disorders are a mental disorder that have very serious damaging effects as well as long term emotional consequences.
If you yourself are struggling with an eating disorder or know a loved one that is, please seek help today. There are plenty of resources to help you. You must understand that this is no way to live your life. Your special and perfect just the way you are. Spirituality counseling works well to show you your true nature. You will learn to stop comparing yourself to others and fully embrace who you are.
Call us today at 407-967-1327 and get started on the path to recovery. At High Expectations Counseling we are equipped to help you live a healthy and happy life. Can your life back and live it to the fullest.