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 dietitian and nutritionist. 

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.

Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder are just three examples of eating disorders. For more information, visit National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC).

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
  • ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)
  • orthorexia (unhealthy focus on eating in a healthy way)
  • eating for comfort and to cope with unpleasant feelings
  • 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 binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).
  • 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 such as digestive distress, women’s health, men’s health and nutrition & more.
  • And more.

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.

Eating Disorder Help: Who Are Our Clients?

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

Our Disordered Eating Dietitian and Nutritionist

JM Nutrition’s Registered Dietitian, Nataly Georgieva, specializing in eating disorders and disordered eating, as well as a number of other nutrition- and health-related concerns.

Eating disorder & disordered eating expertise

As a member of Weight-Inclusive Dietitians in Canada, Nataly uses a non-dieting approach when counselling clients who wish to repair their relationship with food. 

Nataly’s interest in the area of disordered eating began while completing her Master of Science in Foods & Nutrition (MScFN) degree. During that time, she requested a placement in eating disorders as part of her dietetic internship, which was completed at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in the Eating Disorders Unit.

After reading the book Intuitive Eating by Elyse Resch & Evelyn Tribole, Nataly knew that working in disordered eating was her passion, as she, too, strongly aligns with the principles of intuitive eating. 

Professional growth & development

Since then, she has expanded her training by attending webinars from various organizations such as Dietitians of Canada, Body Brave, and Weight-Inclusive Dietitians of Canada pertaining to diet culture, weight stigma, behaviour change techniques, and eating disorder support. 

Nataly continues to pursue professional development through her volunteer work with the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) as a blog writer. Additional coursework that she is currently undergoing includes ED for RDs: Eating Disorder Education for Registered Dietitians.

In-Person Appointments With A Disordered Eating Dietitian

Our dietitians who specializes in disordered eating and eating disorder recovery service clients in-person from our Toronto and Mississauga offices only, at least at this time.

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Eating Disorder Dietitian Available For Virtual Counselling

Our dietitian who specializes in disordered eating conducts sessions virtually with clients from across Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and beyond, using the phone or video-conferencing.

Learn more about virtual nutritional counselling.

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

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