8 Ways to Well-Being: Nutrition
Nutrition at Casa Capri Recovery: Eating Disorder & Body Image Treatment Plan for Women
At Casa Capri Recovery, your happy, healthy and long-term sobriety is our top priority. We understand the complex and sensitive issues that women face in recovery—including matters around food, body image issues, and eating disorders—and we’ve got the tools to help you change negative patterns and behaviors so you can approach food in a healthy, positive way.
Many women that come to Casa Capri Recovery have struggles with food in addition to a substance abuse disorder. The good news is that your past need not dictate your future. Our nurturing and experienced staff has helped hundreds of women overcome eating obstacles and cultivate healthy relationships with both their bodies and what they put into them.
Upon arrival to substance abuse treatment women are often suffering from malnutrition, dehydration, and the co-morbidities that surround the effects of chemical abuse. Each client is medically evaluated and screened so our Nutritionist and Diet Tech have the blueprint to begin designing her perfect nutritional plan while she is with us.
Our primary job is to educate our clients so they can begin to understand the many roles of nutrition and help them begin their own nutritional path to health and healing.
We believe in a collaborative approach and our client’s involvement in the process is key to her successful outcome for a sustained healthy lifestyle. Each meal is prepared daily with the freshest ingredients and even caters to most dietary restrictions and allergies. Weekly hands-on cooking classes and weekend meal planning is not only an effective teaching tool but helps create a sense of community.
Our Nutrition Program will support you as you transition from the structure of our inpatient rehab center and into your new life of sobriety. We offer weekly cooking classes with our licensed Nutritionist, education on nutrition, recipes, how to read and understand nutrition facts, meal planning, and how to use healthy foods to fuel your mind, body and spirit. Health really is the greatest wealth we have, and it all starts on your plate.
We help clients heal their relationship with food by educating them about intuitive eating and helping them apply the principles to their own life with the goal being metabolic and hormonal regulation. Intuitive eating is about relearning and applying the skill to eat, to stop when full, to eat when hungry and to eat satisfying foods. Once we separate ourselves from the diet culture of “good and bad” food the shame and guilt that’s been created around food can be lifted.
The principles include:
- Reject the Diet Mentality
- Honor Your Hunger
- Make Peace with Food
- Challenge the Food Police
- Discover the Satisfaction Factor
- Feel Your Fullness
- Cope with Your Emotions with Kindness
- Respect Your Body
- Movement—Feel the Difference
- Honor Your Health—Gentle Nutrition
Eating the same food builds trust, dining together builds relationships, and cooking good food builds communities. Casa Capri Recovery strives to help restore balance to women’s lives so they can begin to know peace and a large part of that comes from the foods we put into our bodies. Negative body image, good and bad foods are all part of society and most women have internalized and adopted it as their own self talk. Our job is to help our clients begin to recognize their own voice amid the noise of social media, magazines, and what’s on TV.
Casa Capri Recovery creates the support to transform your thoughts and behaviors around food, find hope, and truly heal. Recovery is possible, balance is achievable, and most importantly a positive relationship with food and our own bodies is attainable.
Casa Capri Recovery
Our program offers the highest quality care for women struggling with addiction and co-occurring conditions in Southern California.