It is very hard to admit that you have a problem. Therefore, the first step to recovery is to seek professional help. Treatment for anorexia involves three aspects:
If you are dangerously malnourished or distressed, you may need to be hospitalized until you reach a less alarming weight.
Nutritional counselling involves seeing a nutritionist or dietician who will teach you about healthy eating and proper nutrition. The nutritionist will also help you develop and follow meal plans that include ample calories to reach or maintain a normal, healthy weight.
Counselling is crucial to treatment of anorexia. Counselling helps to identify and eliminate negative thoughts and feelings and replace those with healthier, less distorted beliefs. Another important goal of counselling is to teach you how to deal with difficult emotions, relationship problems, and stress in a productive, rather than a self-destructive, way.