Catch Ups In My Kitchen

E.81 Eating Disorders Are A Mental Illness And Are Rarely To Do With The Food Itself - Lisa Unger an Emotional and Eating Disorder Therapist



In my kitchen, I am joined by Lisa Unger who is an emotional and eating disorder therapist, she helps those who have been struggling all their lives with their relationship with food and with their relationship with themselves. Lisa supports her clients through compassion and understanding to feel empowered and give them the freedom to regain control of their lives again.

In this episode, Lisa shares her own journey with an eating disorder and how she uses her own experience and recovery to help others with theirs.

Eating disorders are a type of mental illness that stem from some sort of trauma no matter how big or small and in this episode I wanted to ask Lisa how we can help those that we love overcome their illness and support them in regaining their love of themselves and food. Food is mood and has such an impact on our long-term wellness but as with any mental illness addressing the issue should be done in a sensitive and delicate way.

In this episode we discuss the following topics:

  • Lisa's personal journey with her relationship with food
  • The deeper cause of eating disorders and why they happen
  • How Lisa turned her relationship with food around
  • Signs that we should be looking out for that would indicate someone needs support or help
  • How to talk to someone who has an eating disorder about getting help
  • Diet culture and diets
  • Do eating disorders ever go away
  • The mirror critic/self criticism and self destruction

To find out more about Lisa you can check out her website at or follow her on Instagram

She also has a free e-book that you can download here: The Hunger Within: Finding peace and freedom from emotional eating

This episode is hosted by Georgia Symonds and produced by Maisie Peppitt

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