How To Spot Disordered Eating In Your Young Athlete
But what are the signs to look for?
What do you do, and more importantly, what don’t you do?
👉 Do learn more about the topic and seek professional help.
👉 Do not wait.
This topic is near and dear to my heart, and you can learn why in my 3-part series, My Personal Struggle With an Eating Disorder.
I have parents who contact me all the time that are concerned about their child, teen, or young athlete. It’s the best first step they can take to set in motion a plan of action. To get effective support, parents need to work with a professional such as a sports dietitian whose work focuses on disordered eating, otherwise the real issue might be overlooked. And the longer disordered eating continues, the greater chance of it developing into a full-blown eating disorder.
In this video, I list what to look for to spot disordered eating in your young athlete. Plus I discuss what the difference is between ‘disordered eating’, and a full-blown ‘eating disorder’. I also share the steps parents can take to navigate the process of identifying the problem, and supporting their young athlete’s process of healing their relationship with food.
Need professional help in supporting your young athlete? Contact me any time to schedule a free 15-minute consultation, so we can discuss your particular situation and goals.
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