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Disordered Eating
Transform Your Mindset with Evolving Minds Counselling

The most common form of disordered eating is dieting, often normalised in our society due to the emphasis on thinness. However, it's important to recognize that dieting can be a form of disordered eating.

Evolving Minds Counselling acknowledges the impact of diet culture, which promotes an ideal body shape and size that is often unattainable. This perpetuates unrealistic expectations, leading to feelings of worthlessness and shame.

Disordered eating can include:

  • skipping meals

  • dieting

  • eating compulsively

  • using laxatives or diuretics

  • using supplements such as steroid or creatinine

  • restricting certain food groups

  • binge eating

  • vomiting


Disordered eating can also mimic the symptoms of binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa and may be used to compensate for difficult emotions and stressful situations. 

One of the most common forms of disordered eating is dieting, with research indicating that the majority of people who diet eventually regain the weight lost. This often occurs because diets fail to consider individuals' unique needs and lifestyles, leading to unrealistic long-term expectations.

Risk associated with disordered eating include:

  • osteporosis

  • tiredness and loss of concentration

  • headaches

  • insomnia

  • muscle cramps

  • weight gain

  • diabetes

  • development of an eating disorder

Evolving Minds Counselling adopts a collaborative approach in addressing disordered eating by utilising evidence-based therapies. We believe in offering a well-balanced approach, which is why we collaborate closely with GPs, psychiatrists, and dieticians to ensure comprehensive care for our clients.

If you would like to know more or wish to book an appointment with Evolving Minds Counselling call (02) 8519 4197 or complete our online booking form.  

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