Other Specific Feeding or Eating Disorder
At times, disordered attitudes and beliefs towards food and the body may result in behaviors (restricting, binging, purging) of lower frequency that do not meet the diagnostic criteria for a specific eating disorder. This does not mean that treatment is not needed. In fact, treating an eating disorder in its early stages increases the possibility of a healthy and happy relationship with food and the body. Here at DietitiansABQ, we aim to help you with your fears surrounding food and its effect on your body. After a thorough nutrition assessment with special attention paid to any medical complications that may exist, areas of focus may include:
- Macronutrient needs
- Establishment of healthy weight goals
- Nutrition education
- Development of a meal plan or an eating plan
- Need for supplementation
- Evaluating behaviors surrounding food
- Assessment of changes in laboratory values
- Planning to reduce and eliminate food-centered reactions to triggers.
- Involvement of family when appropriate.
- Referral to counseling services specializing in eating disorders.