Body Image/Disordered Eating

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Body image consists of one’s attitudes (such as evaluation and investment in appearance) and perception about his or her body. This obsession has led to an increase in eating disorders, usage of steroids and protein supplements, muscle dysmorphia (pathological dissatisfaction with ones perceived amount of muscle mass), compulsive exercise, shame, and low self-esteem.

  • Do you feel depressed or uncomfortable with your appearance?
  • Do you spend too much time worrying about what you look like?
  • Do you replay the same negative thoughts about your body over and over in your mind?
  • Do you evaluate your self-worth primarily by your appearance?
  • Do you binge eat or purge?
  • Do you severely restrict your calorie intake?
  • Do you over exercise?

Most of us have some minor dissatisfaction with the way we look. However, if you have answered yes to several of the above questions you may have poor body image or an eating disorder. When these concerns greatly impact our mood, life functioning, or intimacy in our relationships, it is time to seek help. I can help you understand the reasons behind your poor body image/eating disorder such as negative beliefs, media influences, family influences, interpersonal influences, or past abuse. Then we can work on ways to help you develop a healthy body image.

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