Bulimia is an issue that often goes untreated. People suffering with bulimia are often able to maintain their disorder by developing systems to engage in their disordered behaviours with well-planned secrecy. This eating disorder can cause those suffering a lot of distress, but significant resistance to change as it can feel incredibly difficult to let go of the cycle of behaviours that keep the individual feeling safe. Here at Intuitry, our team of dietitians are trained in the latest treatments to support those suffering with bulimia.
If you have Bulimia Nervosa, you’ve probably been able to convince yourself that what you’re doing is okay, or that your behaviours are justified for some time. But a part of you is tired of feeling like you can’t control yourself from overeating or binging. At present, when this happens, the only thing you can do is to ‘undo the damage’ by vomiting, taking laxatives or exercising excessively. Maybe it’s feeling out of control, maybe you’re tired of feeling sick all the time, or maybe you’re worried about the weight gain.
If these statements resonate with you, there’s no need to continue suffering alone – recovery is possible. Intuitry’s team of Accredited Practicing Dietitians understand the challenges associated with bulimia, and we can provide the support required throughout recovery. With the right help, it’s possible to break free from bulimia and lead a healthier and happier life, free from dramatic weight changes and preoccupation with body shape and size.
Criteria for bulimia includes:
- Binge eating (eating an excessive amount of food – particularly “junk food” like chocolate and chips, for example – even if you’re not hungry).
- A sense of lack of control over eating during these episodes – feeling like you can’t stop.
- Purging (trying to compensate for the binge by vomiting, laxatives, or compulsive exercise)
- Significant preoccupation with weight, shape or size – typically impacting on self-worth
This binge-purge cycle can be triggered by many things including hunger or changes in mood (like stress, anxiety or sadness), by being alone, or by boredom, and often people feel they come from nowhere. People suffering from bulimia may not experience a drastic change in their weight as the regular binging and purging episodes tend to cancel each other out, but over time there are significant consequences to bulimia including damage to teeth enamel, oesophagus and stomach, bowel functioning and electrolyte imbalances that can result in death.
Seek bulimia therapy in Perth at Intuitry
At Intuitry, we understand that asking for help with bulimia can be an incredibly tough decision to make. Yet we want to highlight the numerous ways in which your life can be better without the eating disorder. It’s possible to regain your health and life back, feel in charge of your eating and value yourself for more than just your appearance. Our treatment aims to provide the best possible support when it comes to bulimia recovery.
We strive to help individuals identify the root causes of their unhealthy eating patterns and behaviours, as well as giving them the skills they need to develop a healthier relationship with food. Furthermore, our team wants you to learn how to cope better when faced with difficult times in the future and ultimately return to a meaningful and enjoyable way of life.
We will work closely alongside you, helping you understand more about your eating habits and how to manage them more effectively. We want you to feel empowered during this journey and create a tailored approach towards success; allowing you to take control of your future.
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There’s no need to struggle with bulimia – get in touch to learn more about how we can help you make lasting lifestyle changes. We help people experiencing bulimia, anorexia, binge eating and similar eating disorders.
MEET UR PEPLE
I want to help people live a full life that aligns with their own values, uninhibited by preoccupations with eating or their body.
Russell (he/him) is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, ANZAED Credentialed Eating Disorder Dietitian, Fitness Professional and the principal dietitian of Intuitry. Russell has worked in fitness since 2010, and as a dietitian since 2014.
Russell specialises in treatment for eating disorders, working with individuals and families at every stage of an individuals eating disorder to help develop confidence in eating patterns that serve them well. Russell is passionate about the importance of a weight-neutral lens on health and explores this concept with all of his clients to strengthen their recovery journey.
When Russell isn't working with his clients, he is usually teaching Zumba classes, enjoying a Friday night in with takeaway and red wine or camping in the bush.
Kalamunda and Mount Lawley
Significant change, be it behaviour or thinking, is simply a collection of small changes outside of your comfort zone.
Effie (she/her) is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and ANZAED Eating Disorder Credentialed Dietitian, with over a decade of experienced in working with people with complex medical needs.
Effie believes that nutrition should be made easy and has a pragmatic approach to help influence how your network, support and lifestyle can support your food choices. Effie aims to help people discover a healthier relationship with food, with behaviour change suited to them. Effie is experienced in working with people who have eating disorders as well as those who have undergone abdominal surgeries, stomas, feeding tubes, dialysis and rehabilitation. Effie also has interest in working with recreational athletes practicing combat sports.
In her spare time Effie enjoys Taekwondo, kickboxing, BJJ and spending time with her family out and about.
Kalamunda and Mount Lawley
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