People often have complicated relationships with food, eating, and their bodies. The media and marketing have aggressively promoted an unhealthy ideal of weight and body image. At the same time we have become a very sedentary culture that eats a lot of high-calorie food. The result is a near epidemic of feeding and eating disorders, as well as an epidemic of obesity. At CBT Associates, we provide evidence-based treatment for eating disorders as well as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for weight management.
Feeding and eating disorders are characterized by eating habits that involve either too little or too much food intake. People with feeding and eating disorders are preoccupied with their weight and body image. In addition to restricting intake, they often engage in compulsive behaviour (counting calories, exercising, weighing) that results in serious problems with physical and mental health. Although there are three main types of eating disorders, including Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa and Binge-eating disorder, many people with feeding and eating disorders do not fit neatly into any one category.