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Nutritional counselling and stress management

BMJ Group Medical Reference

Another name for this kind of therapy is diet counselling. You work with a dietitian (someone who's an expert on food and nutrition). You learn about healthy eating habits. [56]

Often people with anorexia have unusual ideas about food. They tend to label foods as either 'safe' or 'forbidden'. The dietitian will ask you about your thoughts and feelings about food. He or she will encourage you to think and talk about the foods you like.

You'll also learn about why your body needs different kinds of foods, and about the nutrients in foods. For example, you might learn how much fat, protein, and minerals are in foods like milk and meat, and how your body uses these foods.

To find out more about what to eat to stay healthy, see our information on healthy eating.


For references related to Anorexia click here.
Last Updated: September 19, 2012
This information does not replace medical advice.  If you are concerned you might have a medical problem please ask your Boots pharmacy team in your local Boots store, or see your doctor.

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