Anorexia Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa is a starting point for lasting recovery. Rebecca's House offers Anorexia Residential Extended Care, Partial Day Treatment, Intensive Outpatient, and Recovery Living. Our Anorexia treatment programs and designed to provide anorexia treatment to each client where they are in their process of recovery. Many of our clients struggling with anorexia often report thinking about food, weight and body image every waking moment. And while their health can be seriously at risk it is incredibly difficult to make it through their day with their ruminating thoughts.
Everybody tells me that I am too skinny but when I look in the mirror I see differently than they do. I really think that I'm fat. Everyone tries to make me eat which makes me sick. They asked me how do I feel? And I say “fat”. Why can't they just leave me alone?
I try so hard to be so perfect. I am a good student and do a great job at work, but no one knows how hard it is for me. I try to concentrate on my, but I keep having these obsessive thoughts about how fat I am. I get on this scale and have only lost 1 pound. I just want to lose 5 more pounds. I thought when I got to this weight I would be skinny enough but now that I'm there I still need to lose more.
I keep track of every calories and carbs I consume each day in my diary. Yesterday I had a diet coke and a chocolate chip cookie. Today so far I haven't eaten anything. I haven't had anything to drink because every time I drink water it makes my stomach stick out and I weight more on the scale. If I can just make it through today I can get back on track. I hate how many calories the chocolate chip cookie has.
The girls at school are so jealous of my size 0 jeans. They look at me but no one approaches. My hair has come out and is thinner than it used to be. I don't have a menus anymore and I'm glad!
I tried to avoid the mealtime but sometimes I have to sit down with other people and pretend to eat. I picked out some food that I know that are low in calories. I placed them on my plate and everyone looks at me. I start cutting up my green bean and push half of that aside. And then I cut it into another piece and slowly put it into my mouth and I am revolted. I know I shouldn't have done that. I should've really cut it into one more piece. The spoonful of mashed potatoes that my mom made me put on my plate is staring at me. I have to make a dent in it. I move the mashed potatoes around on the plate. I flatten them out and make a hole in the middle and then push them to the side. I put a little under my plate and some in my napkin. That looks like I have eaten. I get up from the table, go into my room and looked at myself in the mirror. I can’t believe how fat I look. I think I'll go for a run. Maybe that will get rid of all those calories.
There are many signs and symptoms of anorexia that can indicate a need for anorexia treatment. The intense fear of getting fat, even if underweight becomes a fulltime job. People with anorexia have an extreme fear of gaining weight. They have a distorted view of their body size and shape. As a result of the distorted image of themselves, they strive to maintain a very low body weight. People with anorexia restrict will their food intake by not eating or using excessive exercise. They hardly eat at all and often try to eat as few calories as possible, frequently obsessing over any food they have eaten. Even a small amount of food they do eat becomes an obsession. People with this disorder may frequently complain of being cold, suddenly become vegetarian, eat only certain foods, insist on preparing their own food or avoid eating altogether. Due to malnutrition induced chemical disturbances, they may develop fine facial and body hair or stop their menses. They may suddenly behave differently, have difficulty making decisions and think irrationally. Often they are hospitalized due to dehydration, malnutrition or heart and kidney problems.
We understand and are able to help overcome these thoughts, reset intuitive eating habits and balance exercise. Our professional staff, exemplary clinical program components and the safe nurturing environment we provide can give you or your loved one the best opportunity to recovery from anorexia. Anorexia treatment at Rebecca’s House can be the starting point of a new life – Recovery For A Lifetime!