Nutrition for Recovery | Successful Treatment for Eating DisordersIntegrated care for anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders
Our nutrition team will help you develop a healthy relationship with food – a crucial step in overcoming your eating disorder.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with an eating disorder, the experienced team at SunCloud Health is here for you. Recovery takes time – but in our work with hundreds of people just like you, we have developed an integrated approach to recovery that treats the body, mind and spirit.
Nutrition therapy is an important part of treating all eating disorders. Whether you are suffering from anorexia, bulimia, chronic binge eating or another form of eating disorder, we are ready to help you change your relationship with food.
Our nutrition experts understand the struggles you’ve faced and the changes you will need to make in order to get your life back on track. They are here to help you:
- Learn to nourish your body with healthful foods that meet your body’s daily needs
- Create a positive relationship with food, free from negative or distorted thoughts about yourself and your body
- Listen to and trust your body’s internal cues for hunger and fullness
- Build the skills you need to achieve food freedom and peace of mind
HOW EATING DISORDERS CHANGE THE WAY WE EAT
As someone who has focused on food for a long time, you may know a great deal about nutrition. But as your eating disorder took hold of your life, you may have used this knowledge in ways that weren’t healthy for you. For example, you may have:
- Eliminated many specific foods from your diet
- Cut out entire categories of food that your body actually needs
- Obsessively counted calories, studied nutrition labels and measured out portions
- Labeled certain foods as good or bad – or relied on safe foods vs. fear foods
- Had difficulty eating when other people are present
- Struggled with decisions about food – for example, when ordering in a restaurant
The nutrition staff at SunCloud Health will help you address these issues as we empower you with the skills and perspectives you need to rebuild your life and health.
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REBUILDING THE BODY AS YOU HEAL FROM AN EATING DISORDER
Eating disorders can cause significant health challenges. When your body doesn’t get enough of the right foods each day, you may suffer from:
- Extreme fatigue
- Difficulty thinking clearly and remembering things
- Inability to fight off illness
- Skipped menstrual periods (amenorrhea)
- Weakened bones (osteoporosis)
- Loss of muscle tissue
- Damage to the heart
- Depression and thoughts of suicide
These issues point to the fact that recovery is more than simply reaching a healthy weight. Your body and mind will need special care to overcome the health problems that may have developed along the way. We are here to help you get started.
LEARNING TO NOURISH YOUR BODY
Many people who suffer from eating disorders have no idea what a healthful meal looks like. They have ignored their body’s signals for so long that they may not know how to tune in to these inner messages and take care of their needs.
At SunCloud Health, we believe that every person can achieve food freedom. This means embracing your power to choose the foods you eat and the way you think about nourishing your body.
As an integral part of your care team, SunCloud Health dietitians help you learn more about your body’s nutritional needs. We offer guidance and support as you begin your journey of recovery – and we stay with you as you progress toward wellness.
Our nutrition counseling will help you change the way you think about food. You will have the chance to embrace new knowledge and become more flexible in the foods you choose. Including a variety of healthful foods that deliver the nutrients your body needs is a crucial goal.
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BUILDING NEW SKILLS: PLANNING, SHOPPING, COOKING
At first, you may find it difficult to create a new pattern for eating. That’s not surprising, since you have been surrounded by fears and negative beliefs around food for a long time. Our nutritionists will develop a meal plan for your unique needs.
Supported meals and snacks will take the guesswork out of creating meals for yourself as you get started. You will also go on group outings to give you practice eating with others and choosing food from restaurant menus.
Choosing and cooking food are important areas of learning, too. Working with our nutritionists, you will learn how to shop for groceries and prepare flavorful foods that you enjoy. Our cooking groups offer you the chance to learn alongside others who are also reshaping their relationship with food.
GROUPS FOR LEARNING ABOUT NUTRITION AND BODY IMAGE
Taking part in SunCloud Health’s Nutrition Group will help clear away any misunderstandings about your body’s needs. Fearful, inaccurate thoughts will be healed as you learn about nutrition and engage in cognitive behavioral therapy exercises. We will give you a safe place to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions about food, weight and your health.
Our Body Image Group is another key element in your recovery plan. This is a safe space to talk about how you see your body and how you feel about yourself as a person. In this caring, supportive setting, you will begin to understand where your negative beliefs about your body began. Gradually, your negative thoughts will be replaced with a strong, healthful, accurate image of your body and a sense of confidence in who you are.
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WHEN EATING DISORDERS ARE JUST PART OF THE PICTURE
At SunCloud Health, we treat you and your family as people who come forward in courage, seeking freedom from the pain of an eating disorder. We know that there is an underlying cause – and unless the cause is understood and treated, you will not be able to move forward and rebuild your life.
Often, eating disorders are combined with other self-destructive behaviors. People facing this difficulty are often described as having a dual diagnosis or co-occurring conditions. The good news is that at SunCloud Health, we have extensive experience in treating people who are dealing with more than one issue at a time. We know how to target the source of the pain with love and compassion, using our expertise to create a personal program that will support you every step of the way.
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Treatment at SCH is really different. I have been to several so I know… Most treatment centers are focused on normalizing eating behaviors, weight restoration (or loss) and that is pretty much it. At SunCloud this stuff all matters but treatment is much deeper and so much more! I have been encouraged to look at what drive me to the disordered eating behaviors in the first place. I have looked at early childhood trauma, I have looked at dysfunctional and unhealthy relationships in my family, I have learned skills to help me respond differently to my thoughts and feelings and most importantly I have learned that I am not alone in my journey. Dr. Kim and her team genuinely care. This place is special. Thank you TK for suggesting I seek treatment at SunCloud!!!!