To an eating disorder patient, a dietitian will become an important part of the team that will help you recover. Your dietitian will work with your GP and your psychologist to share your progress and help with ongoing treatment from them as well as monitor your food intake and your recovery.
An Accredited Practising Dietitian has a masters degree or equivalent in nutrition training and they will provide you with education on how a healthy diet helps you to recover and the importance of the various nutrients in a healthy diet.
You may have already read a lot of information about food and nutrition, and a dietitian can help you to understand the parts of this information that are helpful and the information that may be not so accurate and not helping you recover.
At Gippsland Dietetics we also weigh you on the InBody Body Composition scales and these scales will show you how your diet may have affected your overall muscle and body composition and what this means for health long term..
The important part of working with a dietitian is that we work with you in setting goals and giving you the tools to achieve those goals. We know that a healthy diet has immediate benefits including:-
Less stomach and bowel disturbances common in eating disorders.
As at November 1st this year Medicare is also funding up to 10 dietitian visits for those diagnosed with an eating disorder. Speak to your GP and start to get help today