Compulsive dieting is a significant factor amongst disordered eating and can be something that goes relatively unnoticed. Left untreated, this can morph into a variety of eating disorders. This is why it is important to address these challenges early: so that compulsive dieting, obsessive weight loss, or other eating challenges do not become more serious.
Compared to more healthy lifestyles, dieting is one of the first warning signs of eating disorders. It can start with something as innocent as intermittent fasting or engaging in fad-diets; however, when these kinds of behavior become more common than healthy eating, serious eating problems can develop.
Compulsive dieting can take many forms such as going from one fad diet to another, obsessively looking for quick weight loss options, and excessive exercise; these symptoms are typically accompanied by recurring failures to reach weight loss and/or body-type goals. Compulsive dieting can then morph into much more serious health conditions such as anorexia or bulimia.
Eating Dependency therapists are highly trained professionals with years of experience treating these challenges. We can empower you to overcome your compulsive dieting, avoid binge eating, and prevent serious eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. If you or a loved one is experiencing the devastating effects of an eating disorder, don’t wait; schedule an appointment and begin the journey back to a healthy, happy life, today!