Do you find yourself constantly worrying about food and your weight? Are thoughts like “If I start eating foods that I like, I will overeat and gain weight” or “If I don’t weigh myself daily, my weight will get out of control” familiar to you? If so, you may struggle with anorexia, an eating disorder characterized by a fear of gaining weight and a distorted view of one’s body size.

At Milestone Wellness, I specialize in helping individuals overcome eating disorders such as anorexia. I have
the expertise to help you replace destructive thoughts and behaviors with more positive ones.

Some signs of anorexia include:

  • Severe restriction of food intake resulting in significant weight loss
  • Intense fear of gaining weight or becoming “fat”
  • Distorted body image and persistent feelings of being overweight
  • Loss of menstrual periods in females
  • Obsessive focus on calorie counting and food nutrition information
  • Excessive exercise or compulsive behavior related to weight and shape.

But it is not only the obvious physical signs, Anorexia also affects one’s thoughts and emotions, leading to guilt if you eat certain foods, or feeling of anxiety about selecting the lowest calorie option at a restaurant, making the person feel like their entire day has been ruined if food or exercise plans get disrupted.

It is common for people with anorexia to have a difficult time seeking help. They may be afraid of changing their eating habits, or think they can tackle it on their own. But the first step to recovery is realizing that you need help and want to get better. Our therapists will work with you to explore the underlying psychological issues, and will help you reframe your thoughts into more positive ones.

Don’t struggle alone with anorexia, take the first step to recovery by reaching out to us for help. Contact us today to schedule a therapy session, and let’s work together to beat this.