​Bulimia Nervosa

What is bulimia nervosa?

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Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder where one "binges" by eating a large amount of food with a loss of control and then "purges" to get rid of the calories, such as vomiting or misuse of laxatives.

Bulimia, like most eating disorders, often comes with high amounts of shame. At Recovered and Restored we work hard to help clients break the cycle of shame while helping them break up with their eating disorders.

 

Shame often exists because we isolate ourselves and feel the need to hide. You never need to hide from us at Recovered and Restored. We know recovery is hard and it will not be perfect. At Recovered and Restored we are humans first and therapists second and we know how challenging the human experience can be. 

Some symptoms of bulimia nervosa are:

  • Episodes of binge eating are characterized by: 

  • Eating a large amount of food in a small period of time

  • Sense of lack of control during an episode

  • Recurrent, inappropriate compensatory behaviors 

  • Laxatives, exercise, purging, restriction, etc.

  • Binge and compensatory behaviors occur a minimum 1x per week for 3 months

  • Interaction of negative body image and weight

  • Disturbance does not occur during episodes of anorexia nervosa

Some approaches for bulimia treatment we use to help you on your recovery journey are: 

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Recovery is possible with counseling for bulimia.


It is possible to recover. There are some tips and tricks that can help provide the support needed to maintain a healthy state of being and resist the temptations to relapse.

  • Admit there is a problem, but remember you do not have to suffer alone. 

  • Begin therapy and create a multidisciplinary team including a HAES therapist, HAES nutritionist, and primary care HAES physician. 

  • Learn the triggers that may point you in the direction of binging or purging 

  • Get rid of your scale and think about how your body feels, not how much it weighs

  • Eat regularly and stop restricting your meals

  • Remember that food has no morals.  

  • Join a support group, such as our Meal Support Group 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recovered and Restored Eating Disorder Therapy Center

 

Reminder ladies: no one is perfect we are human and being human is hard AF and if all you do today is breathe we are proud of YOU!!!  There is absolutely no shame now, or ever in your struggle. Your pain is real and what you have been through is incredibly valid. Using your eating disorder to cope may feel safe but we promise there is a better way.  You do not have to stay stuck you do not have to hide. Let us help you start the healing today with counseling for bulimia.

 

  1. Fill out our quick and easy contact form online and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.

  2. Now that you’ve reached out, take a minute to get to know our team here. We encourage you to get to know us, our specializations, and our credentials.

  3. Begin your journey to health and wholeness! You CAN do this!

 

Other Mental Health Services Offered in PA, NJ, DE, and FL

At our eating disorder therapy center understanding past trauma plays a key role in recovery. That’s why we offer a wide variety of services related to eating disorder recovery including trauma therapy! We offer Weekly Support Groups, Nutrition Services, and Family and Parent Therapy as well as Coaching, all tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. We offer our services online in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida! We are here to offer our support and understanding in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

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Online Eating Disorder Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa

We provide virtual eating disorder therapy in PA, NJ, DE, and FL. Some areas served virtually include, but are not limited to Laurel Park, Venice, and Fort Lauderdale in Florida, Harbeson, Marydel, and Clayton in Delaware, and Montville, Long Valley, and Glen Ridge in New Jersey.