Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are becoming increasingly common in men, women and children.

Everyone knows that eating too much or eating too little are not good for your health.

If you don't have experience of an eating disorder you probably think it was all very simple to resolve, but it never is and unpacking the reasons behind the condition can open the floodgates to so many different causes.

It's very unusual to produce rapid results when treating eating disorders.

Most clients have been eating too much or too little for several years before they come for treatment. The excess weight gain or excessive weight loss, due to unhealthy eating habits, have taken place over a period of years, so it is unrealistic to expect instant results. Anyone who offers this kind of "cure" is selling you snake oil the body just does not work that way, no matter how you might wish it did!

"Once your mind is in the right place your body will take care of the rest" is the advice I usually give to clients, but I'm always very clear that any resulting weight gain or weight loss will take place over a period of time.

Getting your relationship with food and drink right is where it all starts.

Most of us have tried the fad diets that claim you will lose stones in weeks. All of us know that they don't work or if they do you can't sustain them over the longer term, so your weight and your waistline yoyo up and down and you never seem to get anywhere.

I'm happy to work with eating disorders but need clients to understand all of the above.

Once you have understood how and why you are unable to maintain a healthy weight - or sometimes even what a healthy weight is for you, we can make some good progress, but this involves a big change in your attitude towards food and it may take months rather than days to get you on the right path.