Helping you to Rebuild your Relationship with Food
The Food Therapy Clinic identifies why you make the wrong food choices and helps you to reverse these patterns so that you can achieve permanent change.
The Food Therapy Clinic uses a range of techniques to help you to create a healthy relationship with food.
Have friends and family been commenting on how much weight you have lost?
Or maybe your friends and family have noticed that you have now given up sugar, gluten, dairy, grains... and a whole list of other foods - to the point where you can hardly eat anything anymore?
Does their concern and worry about your rapid weight loss/ restrictive eating habits only make you more determined to restrict how much or what food you eat?
Are you completely obsessed with food and do you spend lots of your time thinking about it - even though you won’t let yourself eat very much food?
Do people tell you how slim you are and yet all you notice when you look in the mirror is how big your thighs are, or how much fat you have on your stomach?
Or maybe you just really want to lead a healthy lifestyle but have found that you are now scared of any food that is not “clean”?
Orthorexia can often be driven by a need for control or a need to achieve perfection. Orthorexia often involves controlling WHAT foods are eaten - with a desire to avoid any foods that are “unhealthy” or “unclean”. Whilst the initial intention behind an individual’s food choices may be good i.e. to eat more healthily, this can quickly spiral into a situation where that individual then has a fear around eating many “unclean” or “unhealthy” foods.
Reversing unhealthy patterns - freeing you to lead a happy and healthy life.
The Food Therapy Clinic understands why you control your food choices and strive for perfection in order to gain control over other areas of your life and helps you to reverse the patterns that cause this desire for control/perfection, so that you can achieve permanent change.The desire for control and/or perfection is triggered by subconscious patterns that those suffering with anorexia or orthorexia have little or no active control over. Ironically those with anorexia or orthorexia often spend lots of their time thinking about food, despite not allowing themselves to eat very much of it.
An interdisciplinary approach
Resolving the root cause
Providing a long-term solution
We find the root cause of your unhealthy eating patterns.
The Food Therapy Clinic finds out why you feel the need for control or to achieve perfection. For each individual there will be unique drivers and psychological patterns that cause them to become trapped in the orthorexic mindset. What often begins as just a healthy desire to lose a little weight or to lead a healthier lifestyle, often transforms into unhealthy obsessive thoughts. By identifying what these unhealthy thoughts are and why they have developed, we help you to eradicate the unhealthy patterns - leaving you free to enjoy food and your life again.
Much like driving, dancing or any other skill that we perform on auto-pilot - our eating patterns can become unhealthy, automatic responses to certain triggers. Using techniques such as hypnotherapy those unhealthy habits can be reversed for good.