What is an eating disorder?
We all need food to survive and therefore eating plays an important part in our lives. The relationship we have with food may differ from time to time due to a variety of different factors. However, if you have an eating disorder your relationship with food is likely to be more complex, which can have a big impact on your physical and emotional health. In fact, it is often underlying feelings, not food, that is the starting point of an eating disorder.
Research shows that there is no single cause for eating disorders. The development of an eating disorders can be very complex and personal to an individual. Some of the factors that can make someone more vulnerable to developing an eating disorder are:
Experiences dating back to childhood
Lack of confidence in yourself
Other life-changing events
How do you know it’s an eating disorder?
If you have an eating disorder, you’ve probably become preoccupied with both your weight and your food. You may have also noticed changes in your weight and mood.
Binge Eating Disorder
We can help you manage your emotions
All eating disorders can develop in to major health problems, whether these result from eating too much or too little. You might be worried about your own eating or friends, family and people around you might have become worried about you. If you are reading this then the chances are that you or someone close to you needs help. If you think you may have an eating disorder then it is important to try and talk to someone quickly as eating disorders tend to become more serious over time. Off the Record can offer the right help and support to help you along the journey to recovery. The best way to get in touch is to give us a ring
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