I have a new client who is recovering from bulimia. She is looking for a weight loss program, toning & strength training. She wants to live a healthier life for her family and children. Her last purge was 9 months ago. She’s been suffering from bulimia for over 5 years. I want to help her achieve her goals without triggering a relapse.
Thank you all for your responses. She has a great team that is monitoring her process and has been cleared for exercise. Her doctor never mentioned watching heart rate, but that makes sense due to the effects of purging. Thank you Shane for mentioning it. I’ve already noticed that she has a tendency to overdo things and take things to the extreme (tell her to walk and she runs!). I’m keeping an eye on things and stressing how exercising make her feel rather than makes her look. We’re keeping all the lines of communication open and trying to problem solve her areas of stress. We talk about food as fuel, but I leave most of the food talk to her nutritionist. As most of you have said this is a process. I thank you for all the feedback and excellent food for thought.