Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Posted on February 27th 2019 | By Marisa Peer
25 February - 3 March 2019 is Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which aims to increase knowledge, understanding and help support recovery through sharing stories and resources.
With research suggesting that 1 in 20 people will develop an eating disorder over their lifetime, it’s vitally important to raise awareness and much needed support to improve lives.
Eating disorders are a complex mental health condition, which may involve overeating large quantities of food all at once, limiting the amount of food eaten, or getting rid of food eaten in unhealthy ways - or a combination of all these behaviours.
As the eating disorder charity, BEAT testifies: ‘It’s important to remember that eating disorders are not all about the food itself, but about feelings. In its simplest, it is about using food as an emotional tool. The way the person interacts with food may make them feel more able to cope or may make them feel in control. For the person with an eating disorder, controlling food and the body is their way of relieving distress or managing their emotions and achieving some degree of control over their life. Their eating disorder provides them with a sense of ‘safety’.
I spent over twenty years dieting and trying to be thinner, but never quite making it. I wasted years obsessing about my weight, turning down invitations to dinner parties because the only way I could eat less was not to be around food. I drove my partner crazy because I would not go to office parties or functions in case I ate too much. I was scared of food and had almost no control over my consumption of it, constantly craving sugar and carbohydrates.
I spent my teens and twenties obsessed with food and preoccupied with my weight. Then, when I began to study hypnotherapy while living in Los Angeles, I discovered there is another way, an easier way. I realise now, that back then I did not know how to have a healthy and enjoyable relationship with food and now that I do, I want everyone to have the same freedom of a healthy body and mindset.
I wish I had known then what I know now, which is why I am so passionate about sharing. The ground-breaking discoveries I made and now share with others, came from my own experience and over thirty years of working with clients on their relationship to food and body confidence, first in gyms as a personal trainer and nutritionist, then later as a therapist on television, the radio and in my own clinic.
It was my success in helping people achieve dramatic weight improvements and curb overeating that led me to become the therapist on Celebrity Fit Club in England and America. I became known as an expert in the field of weight management and worked with many high-profile clients from actors to athletes, royalty to rock stars, achieving phenomenal results.
The techniques I now teach others moved me from someone with a weight problem and a very unhealthy obsession to someone who maintains my perfect weight easily and effortlessly. I am now clear on the food I rate and the food I hate. I eat better than ever, and I also no longer have the frequent headaches, sinus problems or lethargy that I lived with for years.
This new and effective way forward puts you in control
Overeating is so often an emotional issue and dieting can’t fix that, but a form of therapy can, which is why Rapid Transformational Therapy™ is so effective. By making permanent emotional adjustments, you change from the inside as well as changing on the outside.
The adjustments and changes are often small and simple, but the benefits can be huge and life-changing. Plus the great thing about making mental changes is that it’s within your control. You can choose to be in control rather than being controlled by food.
Sometimes simple changes have the most powerful results.
Science has proven 95% of diets are ineffective, as people put the weight back on (and more) within a year. This is because other methods are focused on the wrong thing!
There is always an emotional reason for overeating and it’s usually for comfort when people are stressed, unhappy, vulnerable or bored. In my online program, Perfect Weight Forever, people learn how to overcome this for good by understanding the root cause.
You cannot heal what you don’t feel.
You need to know what sort of eater you are before you can address the problem, which is something that no amount of diets, pills or surgery can do.
Over 70% of overeaters are emotional and addictive eaters. Another 20% are habitual and ignorant eaters, and 10% are angry eaters.
Emotional eaters use food to soothe unhappy feelings and to temporarily solve anger, loneliness, and unhappiness because eating temporarily switches off their negative emotions.
The key emotional states that send you into emotional eating are anger, hurt, loneliness, betrayal, frustrations, jealousy, guilt, resentment, shame, helplessness, powerlessness, stress, tiredness and many others that may be more subtle. However, eating will never cure these feelings, it just makes them worse.
“Fast and Effective”
Niraj Naik, a Pharmacist who has seen the very dangerous side effects of dieting pills, was so impressed by the results of my program he said:
“For the last 4 years I have worked alongside some of the world’s top therapists and personal development coaches and I am yet to see anything work as fast and effectively as this before.”
We did an insightful interview together discussing the exact reason why diets and pills don’t work and how to actually achieve your Perfect Weight Forever, which was written up into this FREE REPORT: How To Be Your Perfect Weight Forever.
In this revealing interview, I also share my own personal story and how from 14-30 years old, I was always starving, denying myself and then binging, it was a form of torture. However, thanks to the techniques I am now sharing with you, I choose to feel great every day, eating healthy food at my perfect weight, helping thousands of other people do the same.
Negative eating habits really can be isolated and broken once and for all. You can change your relationship with food for good and finally say goodbye to unhealthy habits.