National Eating Disorders Association

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in need of a dietician

I don't know what is a good amount to eat. I am waiting for a call back from a dietitian to see if she takes my insurance. I'm hoping she does because she is the only one out of 2 who specializes in eating disorders around my town. And at this point anytime I eat I feel like it's too much. I don't know how to eat normally anymore. So hopefully she takes my insurance. I want to get better but I'm afraid of gaining weight.I pretty much need someone to tell what and how to eat. If not, I don't know if I will ever recover.

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I have my fingers crossed for you! If, by chance, neither of the two dietitians in your town end up being affordable, you might want to consider meeting with a dietician remotely. While it's not as personalized as actually meeting face-to-face, there are reputable, registered dietitians who counsel clients through video conferencing. If you are unable to find an affordable dietician in your area, that might be something to think about.

I'm really glad that you're committed to beating your ED. You've already overcome so many of the mental obstacles. Now you just have to deal with logistics!

Best of luck,


Hey Melissaah!

Hey Melissaah!

I know it can be frustrating playing the waiting game with recovery, but don't give up on it or yourself, and don't allow yourself the negative self-talk. You are dedicated, motivated, and strong throughout your recovery so far. You can do this! I am also crossing my fingers for the dietitian.

Keep posting and let us know your progress!

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