Yes. It is possible to change eating behaviour, even if you have been engaging in disordered eating and dieting for many years. With the right support and treatment and a high level of personal commitment your body can learn to function to its full capacity again.
Disordered eating is a disturbed and unhealthy eating pattern that can include restrictive dieting, compulsive eating or skipping meals. Disordered eating can include behaviours which reflect many but not all of the symptoms of feeding and eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED) or Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).
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I was desperate to break the diet and binging cycle which had held me in its grip since I was a child. I never thought that I could ever make peace with food. Through my work with Ellen, I feel like I am finally able to eat like a ‘normal person’, without all the focus on body size, dieting, losing and gaining weight, etc., It’s been an enlightening and satisfying journey!