Eating disorders can cause both physical and psychological damage. As soon as you get diagnosed with an eating disorder, you should take some tips or preventative measures to prevent the disorder from jumping back into its same condition.
Now first off,
What is an eating disorder?
“An eating disorder is defined as a serious mental disorder, characterized by someone’s life being controlled by an unhealthy preoccupation with thoughts and behaviours related to eating food, exercising, and body size, shape, and weight.
This mental condition essentially causes a person to obsess with what they eat, how much they weigh, and how their body looks. As a result, their behaviours may change. They may starve themselves or experience other behavioural changes. These actions are a reflection of having pervasive feelings of intense fear or anxiety that they will gain weight or become fat.”
Tips while overcoming an eating disorder.
- Have a support system.
Having someone when you are struggling with physiological conditions is something very important. Find or be in touch with someone online or in your family. Specifically when you are down, do talk to someone with that you feel comfortable sharing what you feel.
- Have a good amount of Sleep.
Sleep is really an important factor to have a healthy mind and body.
So have a good amount of Sleep.
- Practice mindfulness
Increase awareness of triggers and practice self-control and self-acceptance through holistic approaches.
You can do meditation and yoga to increase self-control and to have a hold on your intrusive thoughts.
- Maintain a food and mood journal.
Maintaining a food and mood journal will make you be on track with your habits.
This way you can stop those food habits which are not serving you anymore and even that is not beneficial to you.
You will have a track of even a mere change in your food habits and mood changes.
Apart from these tips, it is important to be in touch with someone professional. If you are seeking professional help it will be beneficial for you to share a minuscule unusual concern.