A Healthier Relationship With Food

Bulimia DonutHave you been diagnosed with bulimia or do you use food to feel better or cope with an uncomfortable emotion? It’s never too late to establish a healthier relationship with food and yourself. If you’ve been a victim of the chronic yo-yo weight cycling, you are not alone. Ninety-five percent of all dieters regain the lost weight in 1-5 years. The most common behavior that precedes and predicts an eating disorder is dieting.

Many baby boomer women are still struggling with chronic eating disorders and body dissatisfaction. Middle-aged women are the fastest growing segment of the population being diagnosed with eating disorders such as bulimia. Sixty-two percent of women over the age of 50 feel their weight or body appearance has a negative impact on their life. For a woman struggling in midlife, her eating disorder can affect her marriage or partnership, her children, her career, and her health. As her body becomes less resilient with age, she is less able to bounce back from an episode. She increases the risk of gastrointestinal, cardiac, bone, and dental complications, as well as depression, anxiety, guilt and shame.

Bulimia Treatment

As a certified Hudson Institute Coach, Judi Asner will coach you on strategies to move towards your goals. Judi is highly experienced working with the many spectrums of eating disorders, including poor body image, chronic dieting, and Bulimia Nervosa.

While other forms of treatments may have failed, Judi offers you a new look at healing. She will challenge you to ask yourself, “Is this how I want to live the rest of my life?” Together you will explore the meaning of the eating disorder; she will help you make appropriate behavioral changes that will alter the course of your life.

Judi’s therapeutic approach is multi-modal, tailored to your needs. Your eating disorder most likely has served you in a beneficial way, distracting you from painful emotions. After a binge, there may be another part of you that wants to stop the cycle, desperate to “get back on track.”

Judi helps you understand these conflicted parts of yourself, recognizing the existence of your eating disorder as a part of you that needs to be embraced, accepted, yet diminished. Through the work of therapy you will learn to relate to this part of yourself in a new, self-compassionate way. You will understand that you are capable of surviving without your eating disorder as you work to find the self-energy to heal.

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Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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