When to Seek Therapy for Weight Issues
5) If you are regularly or obsessively thinking about food, weight, your body or your health, or you constantly weight-cycle, you may want to seek therapy for issues with food. Therapy is not a “diet”, a “plan” or a series of steps to follow for weight loss. Many people have tried dozens of those plans prior to seeking therapy for eating and weight issues.
6) You should be assessed for whether you have an eating pathology, including emotional eating, disordered eating, eating disorders and/or food addiction. If you have an eating disorder or food addiction, your provider must not focus on weight or appearance.
7) In reality, there are very few physicians, psychologists and other healthcare professionals who are truly capable and effective in dealing with weight issues, and eating disorders.