Fitness-Induced Disordered Eating
Are you an avid exerciser, body builder, or athlete? Do you find that you have developed an unhealthy relationship with food through exercise, counting macros, competing, or performing? Are you feeling disconnected from yourself and others in your life? Are you restricting your food intake, worrying about gaining fat or losing muscle, or trying to compensate for the things you do eat?
If so, you may be struggling with fitness-induced disordered eating. Personally, this is an area that I know well. It can be a damaging cycle that it extremely difficult to break free from. Breaking free seems scary because it feels like you are giving up control.
In therapy, you and I will work together to improve your relationship with your body and food, and we will take a self-compassionate approach. Together, we will create a treatment plan that will help you to learn healthy eating and exercising habits to fit your lifestyle.
Together we will:
Reconnect with your body and your experience of emotions
Learn to recognize the difference between physical hunger and emotional hunger
Increase your ability to tolerate difficult emotions and how to regulate them
Increase healthy coping skills
Strengthen your relationship with food
Utilize techniques to help balance your eating in a more intuitive way
Explore how interpersonal relationships play a role and how you can communicate needs and wants in these relationships
Allow room for mistakes and ups & downs
Learn self-care & self-compassion
Identify unhelpful thinking traps & learn to let go inflexibility in dieting
The relationship you have with your food and body is one of the most important relationships you will ever have. I'm here to help you make this relationship a fulfilling one.