Dieting Can Lead to Disordered Eating
bMillions of people embark on diets every year. Yet, for some, this is only the start of a destructive relationship with food. Dieting may seem harmless at first, but it can lead to binge eating, eating disorders, yo-yo dieting, and obsession with food and body. In many cases, dieting triggered the start of an unhealthy relationship with food. Often, this is characterized by periods of restriction or dieting and periods of bingeing or compulsive overeating. What was once a “health” goal has now become destructive of both mind and body balance. This can lead to shame or feeling even furthered disempowered. Some wish they had more willpower while others just wish they could feel more “in control” of food. A common complaint is, “Why can’t I just stop at one?”
Please realize that this is not your fault! Dieting can make your body out of balance and lead to cravings both physical and psychological. But the damaging impact can be reversed. If dieting has led you to disordered eating, it may take some time for your mind, body and emotions to balance, but it can be done. You deserve to feel better and to spend less time worrying about food or your body and more time enjoying your life.
If you or someone you love feels trapped by disordered eating:
1. Take this quiz to see if your relationship with food has progressed to an eating disorder.
3. Join our 12-week program, Make Peace with Food.
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