Food & Body Related Issues
A person does not have to have a diagnosed eating disorder to struggle with food and body related issues. Food and body related issues are thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that individuals can struggle with no matter their background, education, location, size, gender or socioeconomic status. All of our lives are inundated with food and body information, expectations, and challenges. These including but are not limited to eating trends, food industrialization, food access, and body expectations.
Disordered eating can surface through many maladaptive behaviors, and while an individual who is struggling may not meet the exact criteria for an eating disorder, this does not minimize their experiences or mean they are not problematic.
Disordered eating and body image issues can influence a host of physical, mental, emotional and social complications. A person may also be simultaneously struggling with other mental health concerns that may be exacerbating food and body related issues, such as addiction or mood disorders.
Many people who are struggling with problematic food and body issues suffer in silence before reaching out for assistance. It is important to realize that any behaviors that negatively affecting one’s quality of life should never be dismissed or ignored.
No food and body related issues are too insignificant to get the help and care you deserve for healing. You are more than your symptoms and your past, and we can help you address the underlying causes of any food or body image issues you may be experiencing. At Aloria Health, our team of professionals understand and incorporate the many factors involved with food and body related symptoms and behaviors into our daily care.
: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “What is Disordered Eating?”, https://www.eatright.org/health/diseases-and-conditions/eating-disorders/what-is-disordered-eating Accessed 24 July 2018.