A Fresh Approach to
Eating disorders and disordered eating
Make food one less thing to worry about
The relationship you have with food is life-long and you deserve a peaceful, supportive and enjoyable one!
At Fresh Approach Nutrition, we treat a variety of eating disorders. We understand that the spectrum of disordered eating is vast, and individuals don’t always fit neatly into diagnostic categories. That’s why we welcome anyone, whether or not they have a formal diagnosis.
Additionally, all eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes, you don’t need to have a certain ‘look’ to be worthy and deserving of support.
Aoife McMahon: Registered dietitian and eating disorder specialist.
Registered dietitian and eating disorder specialist
Dietitians are trained to use a blend of nutritional expertise and psychological support to facilitate you in your recovery journey.
We provide a non-judgemental space to dismantle the distorted beliefs that eating disorders create. We’ll delve into physiology, digestion, and metabolism while cultivating mindfulness and self-compassion skills.
However, while we often contact or work alongside your therapist, support from a dietitian is not a replacement for therapy.
A proactive approach
Why work with a dietian?
We understand that getting support from the NHS for your eating disorder can be a frustrating process.
Maybe you’ve been told you’re not ill enough, you’re not a high priority patient, or you’ve been put on a long waiting list with no end in sight.
You can take a proactive approach by booking a consultation with Aoife, our eating disorder specialist. While we often have involvement with your GP, and work alongside NHS services, we can help you straight away and prevent you from becoming more unwell.
Do I have an eating disorder?
Some of the ways eating disorders present:
Restrictive eating behaviours
This includes the restriction of food and undereating. It is often accompanied by an intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image.
Some people with restrictive eating behaviours may be diagnosed with anorexia.
This typically involves cycles of binge eating followed by compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, fasting, excessive exercise, or the misuse of laxatives.
Some people with compensatory behaviours may have a diagnosis of bulimia.
This is characterized by recurring episodes of consuming large amounts of food in a short period, accompanied by a lack of control.
When bingeing, the person may feel less present and might be eating more quickly than usual. Sometimes, people who binge eat may be diagnosed with binge eating disorder.
Sensory based eating disorders
Some people experience the senses at a much greater or lesser intensity than the general population.
The act of eating engages multiple senses including taste, smell and noticing food textures and fullness levels. If you experience senses differently, it can can impact your relationship with food.
People who experience sensory-based eating difficulties may be diagnosed with ARFID (avoidant restrictive food intake disorder).
Seeking the ‘perfect’ diet
This involves the pursuit of a healthy diet to the point where it’s negatively impacting an individual’s wellbeing.
They may experience anxiety regarding food choices and find it incredibly difficult to eat anything deemed ‘unhealthy’ or ‘bad’.
People experiencing these behaviours may be diagnosed with orthorexia.
Disordered Eating Consultation (online only)
With Aoife McMahon: Registered dietitian and eating disorder specialist.
Please note: We can only work with patients whose BMI is 17 or above. If it’s lower than 17, please contact your GP.
To get started, book your free, 15 minute discovery call.
15 Minutes | FREE
75 Minutes | £160
50 Minutes | £120
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Appointments with Aoife are online only.
What to expect from a consultation with an eating disorder specialist:
I’ll begin by listening closely to your experiences, struggles, and recovery aspirations. This valuable insight forms the foundation for charting your path to recovery.
I’ll help you unravel the complexities of your relationship with food, offering you evidence-based strategies to foster a healthier mindset around food.
We’ll work together to set achievable goals, not just in terms of nutrition, but also in terms of overall well-being.
Read more about what to expect from an appointment here.
If you have any questions or concerns about booking a consultation with an eating disorder specialist, feel free to chat through them during your discovery call.