As a Nutritionist who has chosen to dedicate a large part of their career to the field of eating disorders, I want to share this quote with anyone currently seeking answers to why they may be caught in a destructive pattern of eating and simply can't pull themselves out, this quote sums up a very healthy way out...
“Eating with hunger is about beginning to know the self on an intimate level. It is about feeling entitled to take care of the self. It is about being okay with the self. For those moving away from eating problems, eating with hunger is about forming a new, healthy, nurturing relationship with the self.”
Reference: Johnston, Anita. Eating in the Light of the Moon.
I can honestly say, once you begin to learn the value of food, how food nourishes you and viewing food as medicine, you will soon learn, restriction is not the answer to your problems and food will not harm but help you.
Knowledge is power and beginning to understand the true biochemical functions of nutritious food is critical to overcoming an eating disorder, for once and for all. Yes its possible! In my clinic I prioritise education with every patient overcoming eating issues. Education provides a justification to hold tight when fighting the urge to engage in behaviours harmful to health and provides power to fight the inner voice.
Casey Dick | Passionate Dedicated Natural Nutritionist | Brisbane, Australia, Dietary Nutritionist, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia, Restrictive Eating, Body image, Picky Eating, Mindful Eating, Non-Dieting Approach, Healthy Relationship With Food, Healthy Weight Maintenance, Body Dysmorphic Disorder.