First, it should be noted that an eating disorder is not a diet. Eating disorders can rob you of basic nutrients that your body needs to function properly, and can cause considerable damage to your body. While following a consistent diet can be healthy, an eating disorder is considered an illness that permeates every aspect of the sufferer's life - physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Eating disorders typically stem from deep-seated psychological issues. When a person's entire feeling of self-worth and self-esteem hinges on what they weigh or how they look, then eating disorders can occur. Therein lies an important distinction: eating disorders stem from a psychological issue related to low self-esteem. There is no way to treat the symptoms without effectively treating the source of the eating disorder.
If you are currently dealing with eating issues such as anorexia, bulimia, compulsive eating, binge eating, or something else, Sage Therapy Center can help. We will help you identify and nullify the negative patterns which arise and keep you locked into the disorder. Together, we can replace them with healthier dieting and lifestyle habits.