Two things are critical to help individuals recover that aren’t widely used in traditional treatment are the inclusion of working on mindset and balancing brain chemistry. Many treatment programs are focused on “fixing” the problem and daily the discussion is about the behavior, weighing, watching them go to the bathroom so they won’t throw up and putting even more emphasis on the problem.
Have you noticed that lately your teenage daughter or son is making a lot of comments about their body, or food? Is there a recurring theme to each day that includes:
“I’m too fat”
“I can’t eat that or I’ll gain weight”
“I look terrible in these jeans”
“I wish I looked like her/him”
“I wish I looked like Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus…”
“I’m just not hungry” meal after meal.
“I’ll just eat later” or “I’ll eat in my room”
For a parent it can be difficult to understand how their young son or daughter developed anorexia or bulimia or became obese. Most parents don’t typically intend to knowingly cause issues for your kids. But in working with teens with eating disorders and their parents it’s interesting to see how many times parents aren’t tuned in to the messages that are being given to their child.
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Eating disorders are a growing epidemic. When I was a young girl in the `70’s and discovered how bingeing could make me feel better by taking me away from reality I had never heard of the term bulimia. It wasn’t until the early `80s that I read an article about bulimia and started to wonder if I was bulimic.