Tag Archives: eating disorders

Restriction and Eating Disorders.

Having an eating disorder can make you feel invincible, it can sometimes be hard to see how being underweight and restricting your food intake can cause physical health issues, but there are so many knock on effects of being a low weight. When your body is not getting the nutrition that it needs it can […]

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Detox the diet talk.

Diet and Detox.  These words can be destructive. They suggest that you need to lose weight, that you have been doing things wrong, that you are not good enough, that your body is full of toxins, that you need to change the way you look. I see a lot of broken people with broken thoughts […]

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Where should I set my weight goal?

Where should my weight goal be? Why does my body keep on gaining when I want it to stop? Why have I reached a plateau? If you were perfectly in tune with our bodies you would be able to eat when hungry, stop when full, even decide what to eat whilst thinking about the signals […]

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Dear health bloggers, please be responsible.

Ok so a bit of a rant. However I am getting increasingly annoyed and saddened in my line of work  by the impact that so-called health bloggers are having. I am seeing a definite impact upon young girls who are either following these social media gurus or are hearing about their nutritional messages through other […]

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Eating Disorders: Prevention is better than cure

Eating disorders are a mean, cruel illness. Once seen to be a disease of affluence, there are now so many reasons an eating disorder can begin. The roots can be due to trauma, family issues, relationship problems, low self esteem, bullying, loneliness and wanting to fit in, a desire to be healthy, a need to […]

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5 tips for recovery from an eating disorder.

1. Make recovery a priority: This may mean taking a break from normal life. A year out. Recovery takes a lot more energy and effort than you may originally think. It needs to be right up your priority list. Time off work, school, certain friendships, travelling, exercise. Whatever it takes, this is important for this […]

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Feelings of Fullness

“I feel full after eating a small amount” “When I eat more than usual my stomach feels uncomfortable and bloated” “I feel like I have a food baby” These are phrases I often hear from clients with eating disorders as we work on increasing their meal plan. Unfortunately there is no magic cure here and […]

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Number 1 tip for staying on track with your eating.

Whatever changes you have decided to make to your eating there is something that can really make a difference to making or breaking that habit.  It’s a commonly known fact that it can take 6-8 weeks to form a new habit, so if you have set yourself a healthy habit to form you need to […]

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Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Eating disorders are not something we generally associate with men, there is a huge stigma attached if you do have an eating disorder and it’s not an issue frequently discussed. So I was so pleased to come across the Men Have Eating Disorders Too (MGEDT) charity. I was even happier to find they had a […]

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How to prevent a binge.

When most people think about eating disorders the image of a low weight person who restricts their food intake comes to mind. Anorexia Nervosa is the most commonly talked about and known about eating disorder. However there are other kinds. I also work with people who suffer from Bulimia Nervosa, binge eating disorder and a […]

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