Nutritional management is often used in the treatment of people with eating disorders and can be monitored by a dietician, nutritionist or general practitioner.
People with eating disorders will often have vitamin deficiencies in their diet. Nutritional supplements, in particular, zinc have been used effectively in the treatment of people with eating disorders. Zinc deficiency has been linked to weight loss, appetite problems, loss of menstruation in girls and women, and mood disturbances. This treatment has been found to be effective in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa.
Nutritional management focuses on creating normal eating patterns in people with eating disorders. Nutritional management will address fears about food and weight and offer support, nutritional advice, eating plans and motivation. Education is provided on the types and amount of food your body requires to maintain healthy functioning.