Beat Anorexia. Stay in charge and in control of your life without the food restriction and weight control of Anorexia. Wherever you are in the cycle of your Anorexia, you can break free once and for all.
Anorexia - Some Startling Statistics
Anorexia is a medical condition affecting the lives of both men and women.
About 1 in 2000 males and 1 in 250 females will experience Anorexia as a young child, adolescent or young adult.
My body, my image, my control
People develop Anorexia for many reasons – there are many triggers. For you it might have started as a spiteful comment, an act of bullying or peer pressure. It might be that you disliked some part of your body or that you were unhappy
and afraid of the changes that were taking place in your body as you grew up.
You may have been party to, or witness to an emotional, social, sexual or psychological trauma. Your individual trigger will be unique, but it will have resulted in a pre-occupation with body weight that will either show itself as a fear
of fatness or the desire for thinness.
This desire may drive you to drastic actions, from severely restricting your food intake and excessive exercising, to using laxatives and other purging methods.
What might have started as the desire to be thinner has now become a weight loss obsession.
Often it can feel that the only control you have in your life is the control you have over your weight. Whilst everything else around you is in chaos, you have control over what you eat.
For you, your eating disorder is not a “disorder” it is actually order - a solution to the problems surrounding you.
The overriding desire with Anorexia is to sustain a very low body weight (The medical diagnosis includes a BMI in adults of < 17.5). Your view of your weight is often different to the views and concerns of those around you.
They may believe that you are underweight or ill, yet you believe that your weight is acceptable, or you may think that you are overweight and you need to lose even more weight.
This difference in perceptions can cause huge stress in both yourself and those around you.
You may be angry with them, isolated and wonder why no one understands you. At times you may feel guilt and shame for “putting them through this”.
I am not just a label
The overriding need to control your weight is your main goal. As such it can create behaviours and actions that directly impact your physical, emotional, psychological and mental health.
It can have a profound impact upon your education, your social and working life. The stigma and social perceptions surrounding Anorexia may alienate you, causing you to withdraw from society and even those closest to you.
The battle between wanting to be loved and the rejection you feel can cause you great emotional pain.
It can seem that others see you as your illness. “I am not my Anorexia”, yet others cannot see beyond the physical symptoms.
I am in control
The need for control over your body weight can put you in direct conflict with those around you. You may feel tremendous emotional pressure to change your behaviours.
It can seem that the whole world is against you – they “force” you to gain weight. You may have heard of other people’s bad experiences of treatments.
You may have experienced hostility or dismissal from those trying to help you “why can’t you just eat more?”
You may be under constant pressure to seek help, or you may have reached the point yourself where you have decided to change your life.
Anorexia can seem to bring you big benefits...
It can be a big comfort to you. It can help you feel secure in an insecure world.
It can provide you with the one coping mechanism that is entirely under your control. It can be very rewarding; you set yourself targets and you reach them – something that you may not be able to achieve in other aspects of
your life where control is not yours.
But there is another side.
The frustration that you feel may leave you with deep rooted anxieties.
You may suffer mood swings, depression and sometimes have suicidal thoughts. Your health may deteriorate. Externally your hair may fall out, your complexion become poorer and you may suffer ailments and physical symptoms such
as the cessation of your periods or in men the loss of sexual function.
Your social life may suffer, as well as relationships and intimate contact as you become even more self conscious and wary of judgement. What once bought you complements now brings you rejection.
As your physical health deteriorates you may become more dependent upon other people and you may lose the control that you have worked so hard for. You may want to break free from Anorexia, but at the same time you are totally addicted to it and fear the consequences of stopping.
Will it be chaos? Will I become fat? Will I lose control? Will I start thinking about the things I wanted to forget? Who will I be when I am not Anorexic?
These thoughts and feelings can cause you great inner conflict and leave you feeling depressed and frustrated. You may feel hopeless and helpless, that you can never break free from Anorexia.
But Anorexia does not have to be a “life sentence”. People do break free and if they have done it, you can do it too. Find out how by visiting ourconsulting website, orcontact ustoday to book your consultation.
Breaking Free from Anorexia
Anorexia is an evolving and dynamic condition whose impact upon your life varies as your life changes.
It may be that you made a conscious decision to maintain a healthy weight. As such, though you are not medically classified as Anorexic, you may still have the same obsession with your weight. The same thoughts, fears and anxieties that you had when you were experiencing Anorexia
are still present, it is just that your ideal weight has moved up the scale.
The triggers, anxieties, obsessions and stresses are still present, but they are just suppressed more effectively.
It might be that Anorexia has been replaced with Bulimia or another eating disorder, or perhaps you are “flipping” between different eating disorders.
You may have broken free from Anorexia but feel disgusted or ashamed of your past behaviours and actions, or you may live in fear of Anorexia returning.
Where ever you are in the cycle of your life and your eating disorder, you CAN break free once and for all. Find out how by visiting ourconsulting website, orcontact ustoday to book your consultation.
Change your life today … Live, don’t just survive
At The Naked Gene Juggler, we believe that in order to break free from Anorexia and make a long lasting recovery, there are different aspects of Anorexia that need to be resolved, past, present and future.
We work with the many stresses that you face in your day to day life, whilst helping you resolve the root cause of your Anorexia.
We are committed to helping you through the different stages of your recovery and adapting to a new future - one where you are in charge and in control, but without the limitations of Anorexia.
Take the opportunity to be the director of your own life
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