Eating Disorders involve serious disturbances in eating behavior, such as extreme and unhealthy reduction of food intake or severe overeating, as well as feelings of distress or extreme concern about body shape or weight. (National Institute of Health)
Some Questions to Ask if you Feel Yourself or a Loved One May Have an Eating Disorder:
1. Do you make yourself sick because you feel uncomfortably full?
2. Do you worry you have lost control over how much you eat?
3. Have you recently lost more than 15 pounds in a three-month period?
4. Do you believe yourself to be fat when others say you are too thin?
5. Would you say that food dominates your life?
If you answered “YES” to one or more of these five questions, you may be struggling with an eating disorder. For further evaluation, click here for a free and confidential online assessment. This is only an assessment, not a diagnostic tool, and should not be substituted for professional help.
We Can Help
With extensive experience working in acute and residential eating disorder programs as well as in private practice, we specialize in the treatment of adult, adolescent and pediatric eating disorders. We work hand-in-hand with therapists and a medical team utilizing a variety of evidence based practices and therapies including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Therapy, Art Therapy, and Yoga Therapy.
We know each person’s recovery is unique. We begin with no judgment or expectation that your recovery will follow a set path – regardless of where you fall on the continuum of recovery. Our philosophy is to provide supportive and nonjudgmental treatment, which is flexible and guides you slowly but surely toward better health. Our nutritionists are Certified Intuitive Eating Counselors who embrace the intuitive eating approach to nutrition which promotes balance, variety, and moderation in food choices. Our goal is to help you begin to recognize your biological cues to hunger and fullness and to reduce the need for eating disordered behaviors.
Preferred Nutrition is proud to offer a fully customized Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adolescents and adults in the treatment of eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image distortions.For more information and admission information, please visit Beaded Star Recovery or call us at 904-241-3113.
I have had a troubled relationship with food since I was fifteen, and I have met with every therapist under the sun. I always just imagined that this would be my life forever, and that an eating disorder was just a part of who I was. My husband recently became concerned about my eating habits after a fainting spell, and he asked me to see a nutritionist. I was incredibly skeptical, and completely expected to receive a copy of the food pyramid and a lecture, and be done. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Preferred Nutrition is changing my life. I no longer count calories, work out with a heart rate monitor, and I eat real food for breakfast (not protein bars or shakes). I’m happier than I ever could have believed was possible. If you struggle with food, please give Preferred Nutrition a chance – even if it’s just one meeting. I promise that you won’t regret it. -J.S., Jacksonville