“Self-Feeding” – A Therapeutic Treatment For Eating Disorder
Self-feeding is a method that help be indifferent to controlling food or weight, or of decreasing binges and thus self-feeding restores biological hunger and appetite signals and reduce anxiety and feelings of guilt about food.
With this method, patients are trained or made to perform feeding in a mechanical way, aiming at just taking all or every sort of meal whatever the meal is. Taking meal and snacks therefore becomes something like taking medicine at a fixed and predefined time. When one undergoes a self-feeding program, he or she does not eat when he/she is hungry, or stop when he/she is full. He/she does not think about what is kept on the plate, or ask anything about food, or eat beyond the predefined times. He or she just confines himself/herself to attached to the program. One knows that he/she must not skip a meal, and afterwards he/she tries to take his/her mind away from it.
One can practice self-feeding himself. This practice must be continued till the hunger or satiety and/or weight obsession begin to decrease. Self-feeding program requires a time from 4 to 12 months, sometimes longer. Self-feeding has been considered a very powerful and effective therapeutic tool and people have really been benefited using this tool.