The most effective and long-lasting treatment for an eating disorder is counseling, coupled with careful attention to medical and nutritional needs.  Ideally, this treatment should be tailored to the individual and will vary according to both the severities of the disorder and the particular problems, needs and strengths.

Do you eat for emotional reasons? Of course you do–everybody does! Soon after birth we develop powerful emotional connections to feeding, eating and food. We eat to socialize, nurture, express love, have fun, soothe a hurt and reward ourselves for a job well done.In our food abundant environment, eating is a readily accessible way to add pleasure to our lives.

Emotional eating only becomes a problem when it’s overused to cope with or avoid feelings. If you feel your emotional connection to food is causing problems for you, these suggestions may help you bring emotional eating back into balance.