ANOREXIA TREATMENT

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Perhaps what started as a desire to eat healthier, lose weight, or feel more in control of your life has actually left you feeling out of control

You’re probably wondering how things could ever go back to how they felt before. You may not even remember how “before” feels. But something tells you that you can’t go on like this forever.

You are no longer able to focus at home, at work or at school because your thoughts are racing, consumed with thoughts about when, what and how much you are going to eat at your next meal or snack. Your days have become defined by a rigid list of food rules and you are no longer able to enjoy foods that you once loved, even wanting to avoid going out with friends or having meals with your family to avoid being met with panic and anxiety at the thought of having to consume foods that no longer feel safe to you. 

Food is all you can think about so much that you’ve lost interest in hobbies and other activities that you used to enjoy. If these restrictive thoughts have taken over your life and are now impacting your health and wellbeing, you may be ready for help.

Recovery from Anorexia is most successful when intervention is early.

NourishRX can help. 

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Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by restricting food (energy). Anorexia is most common among female adolescents, but can impact all ages, genders, and ethnicities. There are two different classifications of anorexia: Anorexia Nervosa restricting subtype and Anorexia Nervosa binge eating / purging subtype. Both include restriction of food intake with the binge eating and purging subtype engaging in restrictive dieting in combination with binge eating and purging behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, laxative abuse, and compulsive exercise.

 If you have anorexia, you may also have an intense fear of weight gain and feel that your body is fat even when your weight is dangerously low. You may find it difficult to take in adequate food intake or interrupt excessive exercise even as medical complications such as cardiac abnormalities, fatigue and bone loss start to appear. Anorexia is an extremely serious condition that has significantly higher mortality rates compared to other mental health disorders due to complications resulting from malnutrition and starvation if left untreated. 

WHAT IS ANOREXIA?

Early signs of anorexia are sometimes difficult to recognize and may not be diagnosable right away. They can easily be masked as a “diet” or even perceived as positive and healthy behavior changes before evolving into extreme food restriction and weight loss. You do not need to be underweight to have anorexia and having a low body weight does not always indicate that someone has anorexia. While individuals struggling with anorexia may experience their eating disorder a bit differently, some common signs of anorexia may include a significant weight loss over a period of weeks or months, food restriction and avoidance and even excessive and compulsive exercise. 

SIGNS OF ANOREXIA

Impulsivity, social isolation, and depression

Preoccupation with food and body weight

Negative body image and low self-worth

Anxiety and guilt with food intake

Inability or refusal to maintain adequate nutritional intake

Physical symptoms such as dizziness, low blood pressure, cold intolerance, brittle bones, cardiac abnormalities, and infertility

Intense mood swings

OTHER SYMPTOMS OF ANOREXIA INCLUDE:

NUTRITION COUNSELING AT NOURISHRX CAN HELP YOU RECOVER FROM ANOREXIA AND RECLAIM THE LIFE THAT YOU DESERVE.

You don’t need to do this alone. 

Our team of compassionate Registered Dietitians is here to guide you through the recovery process as you start to nourish and care for your body. We like to think of ourselves as allies in recovery, helping you navigate learning to fuel your body and let go of the anxiety and fear that is keeping you stuck. 

We're not new to this. Our services to treat anorexia have been designed in response to our decades of experience as Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitians. We’re also moms, sisters, aunts, and friends who’ve been in your shoes and genuinely want to help you recover from this disorder.


the nourishrx approach to anorexia recovery

NourishRX’s team of Registered Dietitians and Recovery coaches will work alongside you and your treatment team as you work to regain your health, challenge misconceptions about food and nutrition and restore your body to optimal health. We’re going to give you access to the tools and resources that you need to challenge the eating disorder and regain yourself. We’ll provide you with a plan for nourishment and guidance to fight the powerful eating disorder thoughts so that you can feel more relaxed around food and within your body. 

Our approach to anorexia treatment is educational, supportive and sustainable. Our team of Registered Dietitians will carefully assess where you are in your recovery journey and offer treatment plan recommendations that will help you interrupt eating disorder behaviors that are keeping you stuck 


HOW NOURISHRX CAN HELP YOU RECOVER FROM ANOREXIA:

The NourishrX PATH to anorexia recovery -
our signature program created for maximum support and impact

The package approach combines individual nutrition counseling paired with access to our on-demand, virtual eating disorder recovery platform called the PATH, Powerful Avenue to Healing. The PATH is packed full of helpful downloads and worksheets, how-to videos, reflection prompts, and links to additional resources — all designed to support the healing work you do with your NourishRX Dietitian in between sessions. We’ll guide you through topics like how to face fear foods, navigating social eating experiences, the purpose of a meal plan in recovery and more. 

The NourishRX PATH to Anorexia Recovery Includes:

  • Weekly or Bi-weekly One on one nutrition sessions
  • 24/7 Access to our virtual platform including downloads, worksheets, videos and resources
  • Collaboration with your team of providers
  • Connection with your provider through Recovery Record
  • Communication through our HIPAA compliant online portal

nutrition counseling AND COACHING for anorexia nervosa

Did you know that your insurance may cover up to 100% for 1:1 nutrition counseling with NourishRX? Working with a NourishRX dietitian one-on-one will provide you with the individualized, compassionate support you need to create meaningful change. We’ll work with you to understand your medical history, your relationship with food, behaviors and mindset, dieting history, body image and relationship with exercise. We’ll help you learn more about the role that nourishment plays in your healing and recovery, and empower you with tools and encouragement to make peace with food and your body.

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Confidence.

Grace.

Abundance.

To let go.

YOU DESERVE...

what's holding you back from beginning treatment for anorexia?

I don’t feel like I’m sick enough to deserve support for my eating disorder

We like to say that if the eating disorder is interfering with your life in any way, you deserve to be helped. There is truly nothing to be gained from waiting for your eating disorder to get worse before reaching out. Individuals with Anorexia Nervosa may go long periods of time without adequate nutrition, which may cause long lasting side effects. Early intervention is vital. Don’t wait until it’s too late. 

How can working with an eating disorder dietitian help me? I’m working with a therapist already, do I really need a dietitian too?

Therapists are important members of the eating disorder treatment team and you really can’t do eating disorder recovery justice without one. However, therapists are not nutritionists, and can’t take on both roles in your recovery. Working with an eating disorder dietitian will help you confront the food piece of the puzzle while your work with your therapist can focus on deeper issues — the “roots” of the eating disorder. A malnourished brain can’t do the therapy work that is needed to fully recover. Working with an experienced eating disorder dietitian can help. 

I don’t have time for more appointments

Recovery can feel like a full time job. It’s hard work, and time consuming. We want to make sure we’re making our support services as convenient as possible for you so that nothing stands in the way between you reaching your recovery goals. Our nutrition counseling and coaching services are both offered virtually to accommodate your busy schedule. Our NourishRX PATH program is also available to you anytime, anywhere, so you can literally work on recovery from bed if you want to!

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STEP ONE

If you’re ready to start healing your relationship with food and stop fighting your body, you’re in the right place. Reach out to us by following the steps below.

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Have questions? Discuss our services and resources with our Client Care Coordinator and learn more about what working with one of our compassionate registered dietitians is like.

Start to reconnect with the person you used to be, before food took over your life (even if it feels like it’s been a lifetime since you’ve known that person)

More eating disorder resources from nourishrx

Anorexia Treatment isn’t the only option for healing your relationship with food at NourishRX. Our team of Registered Dietitians also offer one-on-one support in nutrition counseling for intuitive eating, binge eating recovery, bulimia recovery, picky eating, and support for families of loved ones in eating disorder recovery.

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