Intensive Nutrition Intervention
Survival Skills: Intensive Nutrition Intervention for Eating Disorders
This is an ideal program for those who are serious about their commitment to recovery from disordered eating or an eating disorder.
We can make a greater difference in your life by working closely with you through this Survival Skills program to break free of your food prison. Survival skills is the first step in reclaiming your life. We will help you find and implement the tools that will help you redefine your relationship with food and ultimately bring food back into your life as an enjoyable pleasure, not as a symptom of your life’s struggles. This individualized program is appropriate for you at any stage of your eating disorder or disordered eating, but it is especially for you if you are ready to find better ways to deal with the struggles of eating and want to spend less energy worrying about food.
This program is ideal for families really struggling with how to conquer food issues that have taken over their lives and who want to give recovery on an outpatient basis a serious try. It is also for you if you have recently been discharged from an inpatient setting to help make re-entry back into school, work or simply back into life as smoothly as possible without constant worry over food.
Coordination of care with family and other health care professionals on your team is essential for success, and we will help foster this process for you.
This individualized 6 month process includes:
- 20 consultations with our eating disorder registered dietitian (face to face, phone or virtual)—basically weekly
- Sessions will include all things related to food, nutrition and empowered eating with a compassionate approach
- Coordination of professional services with other recovery team members (physician, psychologist, art therapist, psychiatrist, coach, etc)
- Family support
- Interpretation of Spectracell testing (optional)
- Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) measurement
- Individualized meal planning and fine-tuning
- Email and text support
- Evaluation of food diary
- Coaching on meal planning
- Hands on activities including: Restaurant meals – these are “dutch treat” and count as two sessions, Individual grocery tours and pantry makeovers count as two sessions, Meal challenges and meal support
- Support groups
- Newsletters on Empowered Eating (also Facebook Fan page, Pinterest and Twitter updates with information and inspiration)
- Homework assignments: goal setting and weekly challenges targeted to help you advance in your recovery journey.