​Bulimia Nervosa

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.

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

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Some treatment approaches we use to help you on your bulimia nervosa 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. 

  • 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 

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

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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!