Sometimes people who have
anorexia find it difficult to trust the family,
friends, health professionals, and other caring people who are trying to help
them. There are many reasons for this, ranging from anxiety about losing
control and gaining weight to confused thinking because of malnutrition. And
it can be hard to trust a whole new way of eating, exercising, and taking care
If you are diagnosed with an eating disorder, it may take some time
to develop trust in the people who are trying to help. But you can do it
Listen to what others are saying about healthy
eating. Avoid looking for ways to argue back.
Ask to read some
information that supports what others say about food.
what is included in a balanced diet. Then discuss what you have learned with
the people who are trying to help.
Let people know how you are
feeling. Listen to how others are feeling.
Try to concentrate on
one goal at a time. This helps to keep things simple.
support and feedback from other people.
Focus on your breathing to
calm yourself when you start to feel anxious.
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August 27, 2013
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