Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

What is avoidant/ restrictive food intake disorder?

Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder has previously been referred to as Selective Eating Disorder. It involves a limitation in the amount and type of foods consumed. This eating disorder does not include stress around the size of body or weight and can be mistaken for children being "picky eaters."

Symptoms of binge-eating disorder include:

  • Rapidly eating your food

  • Eating until feeling uncomfortably full 

  • Eating when you don’t feel physically hungry


Some treatment approaches we use to help you on your binge-eating disorder recovery journey are: 

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Exposure Therapy (ERP)

  • Nutritional Education

  • Art Therapy

  • Movement Therapy

  • Family Therapy 

  • Parent Coaching

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 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. 

  • Understand that no food is moral. Its not good or bad, just food! 

  • Get rid of your scale and stop focusing on your weight, but focus more on how your body feels.

  • Identify your triggers and work towards finding alternatives.

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

We are a team lead by recovered individuals that will come ready each week to help you fight back against your disorder and restore your life to its fullest!