Appleman Nutrition

Appleman Nutrition

Embracing Food for Health

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Recovering from Anorexia, Orthorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and Exercise Addiction

Since its inception, the treatment of eating and weight disorders has been the primary focus of our practice. Our treatment philosophy is founded on a non-diet approach to eating and the acceptance and inclusion of all desired foods. We work with children, adolescents, adults and entire families to create a foundation from which healing and recovery can build.

Each of our Registered Dietitians has devoted her career to helping people heal from all presentations of disordered eating. Alongside the treatment in our office, and with the collaboration of skilled therapists, internists and psychiatrists, we guide our clients through a process by which they eventually make peace with food, inhabit a strong body, and maintain a comfortable weight.

Eating disorders and disordered eating patterns are disruptive to both individual functioning as well as to family systems. We work to address the complexities and needs of both.

Eating Disordered Behaviors and Symptoms

Eating disorders and disordered eating patterns present in many different ways. People struggling with an eating disorder may meet full diagnostic criteria for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, or ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). More often though, people do not appear to fit so neatly into one of these diagnostic categories, and instead struggle with disordered thought and behavior patterns that may be less obviously problematic. These may include:

  • Preoccupation with food and an obsessive focus on what, when and/or how much to eat
  • Anxiety about how to manage social eating contexts
  • Concern about eating certain foods for fear they may contribute to weight gain
  • Intrusive thoughts about weight, shape and/or size
  • The misuse or abuse of exercise with the intention of weight loss 
  • Negative body image and the manipulation of food in order to change appearance 
  • Emotional and stress induced eating
  •  Intentional withholding of food when hungry
  •  Chronic dieting and cycles of repeated weight loss and gain

Our counseling services, meal support services and customized meal plans are all aimed at addressing the aforementioned behaviors and at stabilizing and normalizing eating patterns, reinstating natural cues of hunger and fullness, targeting emotional and stress eating, eliminating rigid and ritualized food behaviors, integrating effective and joyful movement and decreasing preoccupation with food, weight, shape and size.

No matter the presentation or severity, eating disordered thoughts and behaviors do not improve long-term without adequate treatment. Nutrition counseling is integral to that process.

Making Peace with Food

Eating disorders and disordered eating, in all forms and at all intensities, rob the body and mind of health. We understand that relationships with food can be complicated and in a trusting environment, without judgement, we work collaboratively with you to move past the disordered thought patterns and destructive behaviors that have either been part of your past or are currently interrupting your life at present. Our specialists are able to guide you whether you are just beginning the process of recovery from an eating disorder, or whether you have been working at it for some time and are looking to add an additional layer of support. Together, we set manageable, short-term goals to help you actualize on your long-term wellness.

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