Today, teenagers around the country struggle with disordered eating. While some may suffer from eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, others suffer from less specific disordered eating habits. These might include yo-yo dieting, calorie restriction, or excessive exercise to balance calorie consumption. Regardless of their relationship with food, most teens can benefit from nutritional services.
If you or a teenage boy you love is experiencing disordered eating, Foothills at Red Oak Recovery can help. Our holistic treatment program in the North Carolina foothills helps adolescent boys struggling with disordered eating. Call us today at 866.300.5275 to learn more about how nutrition services can help your teen.
What Are Nutritional Services for Teens?
Nutritional counseling can be vital for overall health. During someone’s teenage years, their body changes quickly. Growth spurts, hormonal changes, and brain development all require consistent nutrition. Many teenage boys struggle to get adequate nutrients. Busy school schedules, stress, and not understanding which nutrients their body needs can lead to malnutrition. It can also lead to habits like binge eating and unhealthy relationships with food. In addition, today’s fast-paced lifestyle makes it harder to stop and focus on meals and getting the nutrients that your son needs.
Nutritional services for teens provides clients with a comprehensive assessment of their dietary needs. For some, this may include tests for food allergies and sensitivities. Often, side effects of food sensitivities can cause symptoms similar to mood disorders. A licensed nutritionist or dietician can assess what a client eats typically and read blood tests for missing nutrients. Through regularly meeting with clients, they can provide the tools to establish healthy long-term eating habits.
Benefits of Nutritional Therapy Services for Teen Boys
Nutritional therapy can demystify food. It can also help adolescent boys understand food as fuel for healthy, growing bodies. For many growing boys, nutritional therapy can help them change behaviors and thought patterns associated with food. This can reduce stress eating, unhealthy body image, and other disordered eating habits. When someone struggles with disordered eating, they spend time every day thinking about food. These thoughts may be guilt or shame around secretive eating or binging for some. Others might obsess over what they will eat. Nutritional therapy can help clients shift their relationship with food, allowing them to focus on other important aspects of their lives.
Benefits of nutritional therapy include:
- Lower anxiety levels
- Balanced nutrition
- Improved overall health
- A clearer understanding of what the body needs
- An awareness of food-related triggers
Nutritional therapy can be an excellent way for teenage boys to build healthy eating habits for a bright future. It can also help them understand how they react to stress, trauma, and day-to-day life in relation to food.
Start Holistic Treatment at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery
If you’ve never heard of nutritional therapy, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, adolescent boys around the country can and do struggle with disordered eating. If your son or a teen boy in your life needs support for disordered eating, call Foothills at Red Oak today. Our North Carolina treatment center helps teenage boys disconnect from their stressful lives and reconnect to themselves.
With treatment programs for drug, alcohol, and process addictions as well as disordered eating, we provide comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment. Today, 50 percent of young adolescent males living with addiction also have co-occurring disorders like ADHD or depression. Many of the co-occurring disorders are undiagnosed. At Foothills, our psychiatric staff can help clients understand their needs, create boundaries, improve communication, and build resilience.
If you’re ready to learn more about how nutritional therapy can help your teen, call Foothills at Red Oak Recovery now. Our staff is ready and waiting to answer your questions about nutrition and disordered eating at 866.300.5275.