Overcome Your Eating Disorders Through Effective Treatment

Do you find yourself eating unnecessarily; eating when you are not hungry, then feeling shame or guilt in doing so? Do you abstain from eating for long periods in an effort to keep weight off? Do you go through prolonged periods without eating only to then binge on food and feel shame or guilt for having done so?
These are all factors related to eating disorders. Eating disorders and food addiction are especially difficult because they are a process addiction. Our relationship with food is essential in getting the vital nutrients our bodies need for proper physical and mental health.
At Sanctuary Mauritius, we have the professional treatment you need to overcome the issues you face with eating and regain a healthy relationship with food.

Types of Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are strongly linked to a lack of control around food and a distorted belief in its vital importance to the wellbeing of our bodies. Eating disorders often manifest during the impressionable teenage years. If you or a loved one is suffering from an eating disorder, it is important to address the root causes of the problem.

Here are some of the more commonly suffered eating disorders and their primary symptoms:
Anorexia

  • Food restriction
  • Low BMI
  • Excessive exercise
  • A feeling of euphoria and elation directly linked to food restriction and weight loss
  • Distorted body image
  • Excessive weighing of oneself
  • Obsession with food, calorie content and diets

Bulimia

  • Purging through laxative abuse, excessive exercise, vomiting, or starvation
  • Consuming vast quantities of food within one sitting (binging)
  • Average BMI, although this can vary depending on the extent the illness is present
  • Eating in secrecy
  • Addiction to sugar or salt based foods
  • Obsession with food, calorie content and diets
  • Feeling of calm and restoration after purging
  • Feeling of numbed emotions and euphoria whilst binging

Over Eating / Binging

  • Consuming vast quantities of food in one sitting
  • Higher than average BMI
  • Constant grazing on food in between meals
  • Craving for high fat/ high sugar foods

The Negative Impacts
Food plays an important part in our daily lives and is part of the social fabric of virtually every culture on earth. But the consequences of disordered eating habits can be detrimental.

The physical effects of eating disorders include, but are not limited to: sleep apnea, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, extreme fatigue, high blood pressure, stroke, arthritis and even cancer.

Emotionally, people that suffer from an eating disorder can feel shame, hopelessness, guilt and depression. It can lead to decreased performance at work, at school and a general lack of interest and enjoyment in life. These are long-term consequence that, if left untreated, can lead to suicidal thoughts and self-harm.

Affordable and Effective Eating Disorder Treatments in Mauritius
Fortunately, effective treatment is possible. Sanctuary Mauritius offers the best options for a full recovery from food addiction by addressing your specific disorder. We don’t focus on you weight, but instead get to the root cause that has created the condition. Through proper psychological assessment during intake, we are able to analyze your condition and map out a rapid route to full recovery.

While undergoing your intensive program as an inpatient client at our clinic, you will be provided with freshly prepared, nutritionally balanced meals. Properly nourishing the body while recovering is an important part of the process, a major contributing factor to our 85% addiction rehabilitation rate.

Professionally Certified Experts to Treat Food Addiction
Addressing the underlying anxiety can successfully treat most eating disorders. It is this principle that offers a unique approach to the patients being treated here at Sanctuary Mauritius. Our professionally trained and certified counselors and specialists will address your addiction through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), 12 Steps, mindfulness and several other successful practices (including yoga and reiki) to bring about a lifestyle of healthy eating habits. Additionally, our staff will develop a fully customized, stress-free exercise program that – rather than focus on weight loss – teaches skills to ensure positive health habits moving forward. You can be sure to complete the program with a renewed sense of self-worth and purpose.
Ask us today about our personalized food addiction rehabilitation program and how you can get started on a path to healthy living.

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