Eating Issues & Disorders
If you find yourself obsessing over your weight, the calories that you are consuming, eating "the right" foods, and negatively critiquing your body when you stand in front of the mirror, excessively exercising, avoiding activities where your body is exposed (the beach, sex, etc.) and beating yourself up after overeating then you may have some issues related to food and body image.
Eating disorders are a more severe illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating. You may have started out just dieting or eating smaller or larger amounts of food, but at some point, the urge to eat less or more has spiraled out of control (and you may find yourself binging, purging, restricting food, and/or excessively exercising). Or you may be severely distressed or concerned about your body weight or shape. I have completed specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. I work in a team approach with the in-house nutritionists of Beaded Star and Preferred Nutrition as well as your primary care doctor to ensure that you receive quality care.