Welcome to Weighty Issues

As you may know, we live in a culture which promotes a love/hate relationship with food, with our bodies and ultimately with ourselves. Therefore, we are left feeling out of control with our eating and with our lives. Joyce Sarat White, licensed professional counselor and founder of Weighty Issues, helps clients explore information, challenge beliefs and encourages the reframing of one's relationship to food, to their bodies and to themselves. Click here for a more complete description of Weighty Issues.

This blog will provide you with the opportunity to receive support and education. The information is meant to complement, not substitute for professional services. Thank you for visiting, I hope it will become habit forming!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is this month.  Eating Disorders are extreme expressions of a range of weight and food issues experienced by both men and women. Therefore, to increase awareness, please answer the following questions.

Do you:
1.  Constantly think about food, weight, or body image?
2.  Have difficulty concentrating because of these thoughts?
3.  Worry about what your last meal is doing to your body?
4.  Experience guilt or shame around eating?
5.  Count calories or fat grams whenever you eat or drink?
6.  Feel "out of control" when it comes to food?
7.  Binge eat twice a week or more?
8.  Still feel fat when others tell you that you are thin?
9.  Obsess about the size of specific body parts?
10.Weigh yourself several times daily?
11.Exercise to lose weight even if you are ill or injured?
12.Label foods as "good" or "bad"?
13.Vomit after eating?
14.Use laxatives or diuretics to keep your weight down?
15.Severly limit your food intake?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, your attitudes and behaviors around food and weight may need to be seriously addressed.  Please call me at (207) 8469053 to learn more and to receive help.