How do you treat an eating disorder?

Nutritional Counselling

The treatment plan for eating disorders often includes counselling on nutrition and meal planning. It is may be given by dietitians who specialize in eating disorders, and it also part of some therapies for eating disorders. Part of recovery from an eating disorder is about improving nutrition and eating, and changing harmful eating behaviours. This process may include discussions about:

  • how your eating habits can be linked to your emotions
  • how to recognize fears you have about certain food groups
  • how “feared” foods are important for your body to stay healthy
  • what food and drinks your body needs
  • how your body uses vitamins and minerals, and why they are important
  • how your body uses the nutrients in the food

Types of Disorders: How do I know if I have an eating disorder? Finding Help: Where can I find help?

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