A Small Guide for Recovering from Eating Disorder

Last Update on August 11, 2020 : Published on August 12, 2020
Recovering from Eating Disorder

Food is a basic necessity of life but when it becomes so centered in our lives, we change our time preferences, crave a lot, and opt for binge eating and whatnot. From here, the picture of an eating disorder begins. When a person becomes so obsessed with food, it changes their image and weight. And to an extent, sometimes this obsession also leads to mental health issues. Read more about eating disorders. However, an eating disorder is treatable and the chances of recovery are also higher. In this blog, I have shared a small guide for everyone recovering from an eating disorder. So, let’s get started.

What is the first step to take when you conclude you might have an eating disorder

eating disorder

Understanding an eating disorder is important as it has mental, nutritional, and medical causes and symptoms. Therefore, whenever you conclude that you might have an eating disorder, get in touch with your physical and mental health provider. Before concluding anything on your own take help of:

Certified Psychologist or Therapist

Registered Nutritionist

  • Helps you in addressing nutritional deficiencies
  • Development of a healthy eating plan
  • Normalizes your eating cravings

Health practitioner

  • Prevents you from chronic illnesses
  • Recommends effective supplements
  • Sets weight goals

How long it takes to recover from an eating disorder

Recovering from an eating disorder

Recovering from an eating disorder is a long way to run. Since everyone has a different personality style, it takes a lot to be patient and recover from an eating disorder. Meanwhile, impossible is just a word, everyone can recover from an eating disorder with patience and calmness. Furthermore, due to different personalities and mindsets do not compare someone’s recovery timeline with yours. Eating disorder treatment is always unique and personalized according to the requirement. Physical recovery can be initiated with the treatment of nutritional deficiencies and restoring of the weight. Meanwhile, psychological recovery might take some time since habit-changing needs some time.

Why a nutritionist is essential for the recovery of an eating disorder

Diagnosing from an eating disorder distorts beliefs and thoughts about nutrition which in turn weakens your body. The stress of the disorder and eating can bring out some chemical changes which actually impact physical health and mental health. Meanwhile, a nutritionist prepares a healthy diet for individuals which will help them for a fast recovery.

  • A nutritionist helps in building a meal plan with all food groups.
  • A nutritionist helps in providing adequate nutrition to the body.
  • A nutritionist helps in the restoration of the metabolism.
  • A nutritionist helps in keeping the body

Self-help tips to recover fast from an eating disorder

Eating Disorder Self-help

Recovering from an eating disorder is easy only when proper goals and desires are set from the beginning. You can take the help of the below-mentioned self-help tips for fast recovery from an eating disorder.

1. Seek for support whenever needed. Remember, asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

2. Work on your discomfort and emotions which forces you to eat more unhealthy stuff. Keep your emotions intact and only opt for healthy choices.

3. Believe in goal setting and reward yourself whenever you achieve a goal.

4. Surround yourself with people who support you.

Read More: Do’s and Don’ts for recovering from an Eating Disorder

You need to understand that everyone’s journey is different and encountering different bumps in the journey is also possible. Meanwhile, goal setting is really important and goal setting comes from within. Therefore, keep up the good work you have been doing and start setting goals for recovery. Prepare yourself for every good and worst.

I hope this blog helps you or your loved one to recover from an eating disorder. Comment down and let us know your queries related to an emotional disorder recovery. For more such content, follow Calm Sage on all social media platforms.

Thanks for reading!

About The Author

Aayushi Kapoor
Aayushi Kapoor

Aayushi is a Content Creator at Calm Sage. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Her constant interest in the improvement of mental health, nutrition, and overall wellness embarked upon her career as a “full-time educational writer.” She likes to make an asynchronous connection with her readers. Her mantra for living life is "What you seek is seeking you".

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