- Aged Care
What is Disordered Eating?
Disordered eating refers to specific food-related behaviours, and may indicate the development of an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or other specified feeding, etc.
Examples of disordered eating include but is not limited to; skipping meals, binge eating, restrictive dieting or unbalanced eating (e.g. restricting a major food group such as ‘fatty’ foods or carbohydrates).
Disordered eating may include supplement misuse or misuse of medications. If you, or someone you support, needs help addressing these issues please speak to our Dietitians.
Who is Affected by Disordered Eating?
There is no specific type of person who might experience disordered eating, however, the aging population and persons living with a disability are among those at high risk due to periodic or long-term disordered eating.
Thankfully, it’s possible to change poor eating behaviours, even if you have been engaging in disordered eating and dieting for many years.
If you suspect that you (or someone you care for) may be experiencing complications related to disorder eating, it’s recommended you seek help as soon as possible.
You may require a team with specialised knowledge in health and nutrition to assist you in reversing the adverse effects of disordered eating and restoring emotional, mental and physical health.
Why Should I See an APD?
Our Dietitians are able to provide a complete clinical assessment which considers your life, goals and eating habits holistically.
We will take the time to understand your individual situation and work with you to achieve a positive health outcome. We will educate you on nutrition, and health so you can set realistic and sustainable nutrition-related goals.
We can also help you prevent the complications of malnutrition such as osteoporosis, fatigue or poor sleep quality, IBS, headaches and muscle cramps.
Dietetic Referrals for Disordered Eating
You can request a referral via your GP or self-refer online.
If you are an NDIS participant you can either self-refer or be referred by your service providers.
Aged-care clients may also be referred by their package provider. In some cases, our Dietitian may refer onward to a specialist team so that we ensure you get the best possible health outcome.
Please contact us or call us on 1300 031 935 if you would like the assistance of our wonderful Dietitians.