Disordered Eating

Eating Disorder Support & Recovery: Disordered Eating Dietitian and Nutritionist

Eating disorder support and treatment, as well as nutritional counselling for disordered eating with a team of dietitian and nutritionist specialists. 

eating disorder and disordered eating dietitian and nutritionist conducting counselling

Nutritional Support for Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating 

At JM Nutrition we offer the support of dietitians who possess a great deal of experience in support, management and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating patterns.

Eating Disorder vs. Disordered Eating: What’s the Difference?

What is disordered eating?

Disordered eating is behaviour, thoughts and even emotions that revolve around food and unhealthy eating patterns, as well as excessive worries about one’s body image.

Unfortunately, disordered eating is relatively common and becoming increasingly more so.

What is the difference between disordered eating and an eating disorder?

Without a doubt, there is a difference between disordered eating and an eating disorder. Essentially, an eating disorder is a severe form of disordered eating.

To be diagnosed with an eating disorder specific criteria, including physical and psychological associations, need to be met.

Disordered eating examples

  • regular and excessive restricting of food (simply not eating enough)
  • on-and-off dieting (yo-yo dieting)
  • prolonged fasting (fasting that is too long and/or unhealthy, skipping meals)
  • anxiety associated with eating
  • compulsive eating habits
  • loss of self-control
  • guilt and shame associated with eating certain foods
  • binge eating episodes
  • chronic weight fluctuations
  • obsessing about food, body weight and/or shape
  • orthorexia (unhealthy focus on eating in a healthy way)
  • emotional eating or eating for comfort and to cope with unpleasant feelings (anger, sadness, anxiety et al.)
  • overexercising
  • and more

How Can A Dietitian or Nutritionist Help Manage An Eating Disorder and Disordered Eating?

During nutritional counselling sessions…

Learning forms an integral part of the management of eating disorders and disordered eating. During the sessions with a practitioner you can:

  • Receive assistance during the recovery process from eating disorders.
  • Discover about various nutrients and how important those nutrients are for your body to function well.
  • Learn how much food someone of your size, age, and gender needs to eat to be healthy.
  • Become informed about how your metabolism works.
  • Find out the difference between craving and hunger.
  • Uncover ways to cope with cravings through personalized strategies.
  • Learn to recognize triggers that lead to less nutritious food choices.
  • Discover healthier food substitutions for your favourite ‘challenging’ foods.
  • Build a healthy relationship with food.
  • Have a tailored meal plan that provides many options and tips created just for you, one that provides structure and support, curbing impulsive, often harmful behaviour.
  • Receive simple, healthy meal prep ideas, made from foods you enjoy.
  • Address additional needs and concerns. Work with a pediatric nutritionist, digestive health dietitian, women’s health nutritionist, men’s health dietitian & nutritionist et al.
  • Receive health coaching to help you make diet and lifestyle changes.
  • And more.

Dietitians For Eating Disorders Related Services

Eating Disorder Help: Who Are Our Clients?

Clients from all genders, age groups and backgrounds seek counselling with our disordered eating dietitians:

Our Eating Disorder & Disordered Eating Dietitians and Nutritionists

At JM Nutrition you will find a team of experienced registered dietitians specializing in eating disorders and disordered eating, as well as a number of other nutrition- and health-related concerns.

Each of our practitioners specializes in specific areas, maximizing the chance of successful recovery.

You can learn more about each of our dietitians and their areas of expertise by visiting their profiles. This will no doubt help you select the practitioner who suits your exact needs.

Take a look:

Contact us for a no-obligation phone consultation during which we can:

✓  outline how the process works

✓  discuss your goal(s)

✓  explain how billing and pricing work

✓  address concerns about insurance, if any

✓  answer any other questions

Other Health Professionals To Support Eating Disorder Recovery

In addition to seeking the help of a registered dietitian and nutritionist to help manage an eating disorder and disordered eating, it is important to consult other health professionals. We strongly encourage clients to work in conjunction with more than one health professional for best results.

Therapists, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and family doctors can all lend their professional expertise in the journey to management and recovery.

Frequently, the recovery process is a long one, so it’s important to seek the assistance of qualified health professionals with the support of one’s family and friends.

In-Person Appointments With A Disordered Eating Dietitian

Our dietitians who specialize in disordered eating and eating disorder recovery service clients in-person from the  JM Nutrition Toronto office, JM Nutrition Vancouver and JM Nutrition Mississauga office

Eating Disorder Dietitian Available For Virtual Counselling

JM Nutrition’s dietitians who specialize in disordered eating also conduct sessions virtually. All of them service the provinces of Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador. Some also service Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

For more specific information visit: dietitian Halifax, registered dietitian Calgary, dietitian Edmonton, dietitians Saskatoon and Regina, as well as registered dietitian Winnipeg.

Learn more about virtual nutritional counselling with dietitian.

How much does it cost to work with a dietitian who specializes in disordered eating and eating disorders?