- have low self-esteem because of out-of-control eating?
- find yourself wanting to stop eating but you just couldn’t?
- know what to eat but somehow never seem to be disciplined to follow through?
- struggle with your relationship with food and your body?
- can’t stop thinking or obsessing about food and eating?
- feel angry that others and society judge you because of your weight, yet you judge yourself also?
- believe that you need more willpower in order to change?
- think about food or your weight constantly?
- find yourself attempting one diet or food plan after another, with no lasting success?
- binge and then “get rid of the binge” through vomiting, exercise, laxatives, or other forms of purging?
- eat differently in private than you do in front of other people?
- eat to escape from your feelings?
- eat when you’re not hungry?
- discard food, only to retrieve and eat it later?
- eat in secret?
- fast or severely restrict your food intake?
- steal other people’s food?
- hide food to make sure you have “enough”?
- feel driven to exercise excessively to control your weight?
- obsessively calculate the calories you’ve burned against the calories you’ve eaten?
feel guilty or ashamed about what you’ve eaten?
- find yourself waiting for your life to begin “when you lose the weight”?
- feel hopeless about your relationship with food?
It’s a well-known statistic that societal obesity rates continue to increase, and using food to numb feelings or to cope is a common problem. So, if you struggle with any of these issues, you need not suffer alone.
Counseling can help you…
- identify your unique trigger situations.
- implement self-care and self-nurturing alternatives to food.
- learn to sit with feelings.
- have a more satisfying relationship with food, your body, and your self.
Freedom from compulsive eating, food obsession and food addiction is possible. Don’t wait any longer.