Bingeing and Purging Behaviours - A Dietitians Perspective

The Full of Beans Podcast by Hannah Hickinbotham

Episode notes

In this weeks episode, Han is joined by Specialist Eating Disorder Dietitian, Bethany Francois.

Beth joins Han to discuss the eating disorder behaviours, bingeing and purging. Together, they discuss the difference between bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, anorexia binge-purge subtype, and purging disorder. They then speak about the role of a dietitian in recovery from these behaviours, and how dietetics support can be beneficial.

Additionally, they discuss the binge-purge/binge-restrict cycle, and interventions which may help to reduce the occurrence of these behaviours using self-compassion and distraction techniques.

Finally, Beth and Han discuss the medical and physical consequences of bingeing and purging, including self-induced vomiting, laxative and diuretic abuse, and excessive exercise.

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