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Nutritional Therapy a Key Component for Eating Disorder Recovery

An often-overlooked concept, when it comes to eating disorders, is nutrition. It may seem like an oxymoron, but when it comes to the recovery phase of an eating disorder treatment plan, it may be the key to long-term success. 

Treatment for eating disorders is a multi-disciplinary effort that includes therapists, doctors, and social workers.  Nutritionists and registered dieticians are being enveloped into the mix to help patients establish an improved and healthier relationship with food.  When it comes to food, people with eating disorders often think they know everything about every morsel that they consume, from caloric content to the macronutrient intake. However, they process that information differently than others, and it leads them to make unhealthy and often dangerous choices. 

The role of the registered dietician is to re-educate the individual using a variety of tools, including meal planning, keeping a food log, understanding what hunger and fullness really are, and defining a healthy weight range. By providing factual information and structure, the goal of nutritional therapy is to replace unhealthy eating habitats with a clear concise plan to bring weight back to a healthy level.

At Rebecca’s House, our registered dieticians work with you to create a food plan that will work in your life. As recovery progresses, and eating becomes more intuitive for you, our eating disorder treatment plan incorporates dealing with real-world situations like ordering from a menu in a restaurant and grocery shopping.  We know life can be challenging, but together we can create a plan so that you are prepared.  Call us today at 1-800-711-2062 to find out more.

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