Nutrition has a lot to do with maintaining good health. And, health is obviously important as we attempt to live our lives to the fullest and stay on this earth as long as possible. However, there is such a thing as “too much of a good thing”. Furthermore, healthy eating habits can often be more than just attempting to be healthy. They can show signs of potential eating disorders. So, how do you know when your obsession with healthy eating has gone too far?
Unfortunately, the way that society portrays health can be a bit deceiving. It’s common that people see a thin person and immediately associate that person with being healthy. However, healthy eating isn’t about body size. It’s about finding nutritional foods to nourish the body. And, eating to fuel the body to offer energy to live life to the fullest.
Unfortunately, many people don’t understand that good health isn’t just eating healthy and exercising. Good health also includes a healthy mindset which doesn’t involve obsessing over eating habits, how thin one is, or the next diet fad.
Eating healthy is important. But, when it starts to interfere with one’s life and happiness, there’s a problem. And, these types of behaviors can develop into something more serious; eating disorders. So, it’s best to determine if your eating habits have gone too far so that you can determine whether or not you may need support to deal with an eating disorder.
Some symptoms that your healthy eating habits have developed into self-harming behavior can include:
If you recognize these five signs in your own life, there is hope to make changes for the better. True healthy eating will come with the right mindset. Here at Willow Place for Women, we work to help women establish healthy mindsets so they may live healthy, happy lifestyles that don’t involve obsessing over eating habits. You don’t have to live your life always thinking about food, how you’re going to get out of eating, or jotting down your daily intake. You can learn to eat healthy without all the restrictions! And, we can help.
If you’re ready to begin a new lifestyle with a healthier mindset, reach out to us today to speak with an eating disorder specialist about your options. Get the help you need to be happy, healthy, and free from the mental grasps of eating obsessions today!