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Get Treatment and Medical Nutrition Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa with Expert Dietitians in the St. Louis Area

Experience recovery from Bulimia Nervosa.

 

Heal the relationship you have with your body and food. Reach a healthy body weight. Identify triggers. Reduce or eliminate negative behaviors associated with eating. Achieve recovery with caring professionals who will support and guide you toward whole-body health and wellbeing. Experience freedom around food, exercise, and your body. Develop a balanced relationship with food and get strategies to avoid relapse.

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Bulimia Nervosa Nutrition Therapy in Missouri and Illinois

We provide individualized and collaborative care to help you develop a rewarding relationship with food and your body. Our approach comes from a non-diet and weight-inclusive perspective. We offer in-person or online nutrition therapy for outpatient eating disorder treatment. 

 

We know how vulnerable it is to share those inner critic struggles regarding your relationship with food and body image.

 

Please know we practice with empathy and compassion.

We want you to live a life of PEACE and FREEDOM.

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What are symptoms and signs of bulimia nervosa?

The biggest sign of bulimia nervosa is recurrent episodes of eating large amounts of food over a short period of time (bingeing) and unhealthy compensatory behaviors. Other signs include peculiar eating habits or rituals, body dysmorphia (a distorted body image), an intense fear of gaining weight, emotional distress and feelings of guilt and shame associated with the bingeing and compensatory behaviors, anxiety, a sore or inflamed throat, dental problems due to the erosion of the enamel, and lowered energy levels.

 

Awareness is the first step toward healing. 

If you, or you believe someone you love, is experiencing bulimia nervosa, it’s vital to reach out for help. You are not alone.

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Who is most at risk of developing bulimia nervosa?

Eating disorders do not discriminate. Nevertheless, evidence shows that adolescent females are more at risk for developing bulimia nervosa. Other risk factors include having a family history of eating disorders and mental health illness, substance abuse, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. Another risk-factor is chronic dieting. 

 

We are a weight-inclusive, non-diet dietitian team in the St Louis area, working with patients online or in-person in our Illinois and Missouri offices. We are ready to help you or your loved one to heal from their eating disorder.

What can a dietitian nutritionist do for bulimia nervosa?

We provide eating disorder care for everyBODY. 

 

A dietitian nutritionist is a fundamental piece of your recovery team. As expert eating disorder dietitians in the St. Louis area, we work with patients to guide them toward healing their relationship with food and body. We offer virtual nutrition counseling, or face-to-face appointments in our Illinois and Missouri offices.

 

Here’s what you can expect:

Assessment and Individualized Planning

We assess your diet, eating behaviors, and triggers. Many with bulimia nervosa have nutrient deficiencies because of inadequate intake of food or purging behaviors. Medical Nutrition Therapy can help address these deficiencies through individualized diet plans and, if necessary, supplementation.

Ongoing Support

Ongoing support is essential throughout the treatment process. This may include regular check-ins with your ED dietitian to track progress, address challenges, and make any necessary adjustments to the nutrition plan. We recommend our ongoing recovery coaching

Normalization of Eating Patterns

One of the primary goals is to establish regular and balanced eating patterns. This may involve structured meal plans with adequate energy intake to support physical health and recovery.

 

Meal Planning and Food Challenges

For anyone struggling with bulimia, meals, grocery shopping, and food can be overwhelming. Meal planning and exposure to feared foods or situations are often incorporated into treatment to help you overcome restrictive or binge-purge behaviors and develop a more flexible and balanced approach to eating.

Nutritional Education

Nutrition education is a big part of our recovery program. Teaching about healthy eating habits and the role of different nutrients in the body is crucial. This can help you develop a better understanding of your nutritional needs and fosters a positive relationship with food. Food is neither an enemy or a reward. It simply is.

Collaboration with Other Treatment Providers

We work closely with your interdisciplinary team of therapists, psychiatrists, and other members of the treatment team to ensure a coordinated approach to care. This may involve sharing progress reports, coordinating interventions, and addressing any underlying psychological issues that contribute to disordered eating behaviors.

Long-Term Maintenance and Relapse Prevention

MNT also focuses on long-term maintenance and relapse prevention strategies to help you sustain their recovery and avoid returning to disordered eating patterns.

Our goal is to help you restore your relationship with food and body, develop sustainable habits, and support you through your recovery process.

How much does medical nutrition therapy cost for bulimia nervosa?

We are in-network with many insurance companies. Insurance-based nutrition counseling for bulimia nervosa is based on your insurance provider's approval and specific insurance plan. We can only provide services based on what they allow, following their specific guidelines. Such perimeters include:

  • Limitations in visits 

  • Requiring a certain amount of time in between appointments

  • No additional support between appointments 

  • Check your medical nutrition therapy benefits here.

While nutritional counseling can be beneficial for various conditions, we find that, specifically for those suffering from disordered eating, continuous support and ongoing accountability is the game changer in achieving recovery.

 

We also provide affordable, self-pay options. We believe that full recovery is possible with the right support and treatment. We look forward to being part of your healing process.

Our Team of Dietitian Nutritionists and  Eating Disorder Specialists in the Greater St. Louis Area

Branz Nutrition Counseling is a team of certified eating disorder dietitians who provide compassionate care to those struggling with their relationship to food. Our approach is weight-inclusive, LGBTQIA+, and social justice-oriented, which means that we believe that everyone deserves access to quality care. 

 

We can't wait to meet you!

With locations in Illinois and Missouri, we offer both virtual and in-person counseling sessions. And, we are licensed to provide Telehealth nutrition therapy to  patients around the country.

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We see clients in person in the St. Louis area, Missouri, Illinois, and from around the country via Telehealth. Learn more here.

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Make An Appointment

What service do you need? Schedule a 15-minute discovery call, free of charge. It is a great way for a dietitian on our team to get to know you and your unique needs.

Meet with your Personal Dietitian

Be paired with the dietitian nutritionist on our team and get continued support with one of our online groups. One-on-one counseling, in-person, or virtual. WE TAKE INSURANCE!

Take Control of Your Life

Heal your relationship with food and your body. Choose the best foods for your unique needs. Get the tools you need to live a healthy life. Receive continued support.

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