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Do You Struggle with Your Weight and Your Relationship with Food?

Are you terrified of gaining weight and yet food is all that you can think of? Does your self-esteem fluctuate with the number on the scale? Are you spending hours each day counting calories and looking in the mirror? Are you using food as comfort and entertainment to combat loneliness, boredom, sadness, anger, and stress? Are you restricting your food during the day only to eat extra-large portions at night? Perhaps you feel stressed and anxious when grocery shopping, cooking, eating and exercising. You may be overeating when you are not hungry. You may be constantly hiding and ashamed of your body.

​You are not alone. Eating disorders affect people of all races, ethnicity, gender, age, class, immigration status, and sexual identities. In the U.S., 9% of the population, or 28 million people, will struggle with an eating disorder in their lifetime. Researchers have estimated that up to 40% of women and 30% of men are dissatisfied with their bodies. The National Center for Health Statistics data showed that 17.1% of Americans are on a diet and 49.1% of adults tried to lose weight in the past year. Data also showed a spike in eating disorders, especially among young people, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.”

Salma Hayek​

Although struggle with food and body image may seem commonplace, it is one of the most dangerous and deadly mental illnesses, second only to opioid overdoes.

You may have been struggling with a full-blown eating disorder or a constant dissatisfaction with your body and a difficult relationship with food. Wherever you land on the spectrum, you are tired. You may be tired of unsuccessful diets and calorie counting. You may be tired of all the time, energy, and money it takes to manage your weight. You may be done with body image issues holding you back from your full potential. If you are ready to break free from this cycle of guilt and shame, an eating disorder specialist can help. Together with a skilled therapist, you can get to the root of the problem and finally be free of this burden.

Navigating these patterns can be painful and confusing. Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation to find out more about eating disorder treatment with one of our compassionate counselors.

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You do not have to live with the cycle of judgment, guilt, and shame over your body. Constantly worrying about what you are eating, feeling guilty for breaking yet another strict diet, or holding a negative body image can impede your creation of a life worth living. If what you’ve read here resonates and you live in the Seattle area, we encourage you to reach out and contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions about eating disorder treatment or counseling for body image concerns. We can schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation and begin exploring how psychotherapy can help you on your journey toward healing. 


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