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Eating and Body Image Concerns
Have you found yourself obsessing over how many calories you eat in a day? Or isolating from social engagements for fear of eating too much?
Is your 10 year old commenting about how “fat” they are, or you notice that they have been missing at mealtimes, or complaining that they had a big lunch so aren’t hungry at dinner?
Do you spend a lot of time in front of the mirror checking your body, pinching parts of your body, or criticizing yourself because of how you look? Do you ever exercise to the point of exhaustion, or use exercise as a form of punishment?
These might be passing concerns but they are also signs of what we can see with budding eating disorders, so it could be useful to explore in a conversation with one of our team.
Upcoming Networking events
Topic: Demystifying Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD): A Holistic Approach to Treatment – Psychotherapy, Psychopharmacology, and Nutrition by Karen Chinca, LICSW, CEDS and Robyn Kirkman, FNP-BC, RDN, LDN, CSSD, CEDRD
Date: Tuesday March 10, 2020
Topic: Intergenerational Trauma: What's Food Got to do with It?
Karen Chinca, LICSW, CEDS, Lauren Manasse, LICSW, CEDS-S, Melissa Spann, PhD
Date: Saturday May 9, 2020
Next GBWC symposium
Date: June 5, 2020
Topic to be announced
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