Counting calories may seem like a straight-forward way to lose weight. However, it can miss out on the nuance of nutrition, and impact your relationship with food. It may suprise you but as a dietitian I don’t actually recommend my clients count calories or track their macros. Here is why…
Whilst calories on menus may help some people it isn’t going to be helpful for those suffering from an eating disorder.
Many diets prescribe just 1200 kcal as the maximum daily intake, but this really isn’t enough. Read on for how this affects metabolism and more
Weight loss is hard, it is not because of will power, there are actual mechanisms in play that make it harder! But there are things you can do.
Relapse can be a normal part of recovery from an eating disorder, but it is also something to be aware of and to minimise the triggers for. Our language towards those in recovery is crucial. Read some key phrases to avoid using.
What to avoid this January. Every year the post-Christmas diets roll out. Every year we are made to feel that: – we need to go on another diet -we need to lose weight -our bodies are not good enough as they are -we need to look a certain way It is all total lies. The […]
Even though Christmas is just one day of the year, managing the whole ‘festive season’ can be very difficult. Chocolate advent calendars, candy canes, mince pies, roasted chestnuts, figgy pudding, turkey roast…’tis the season for feasting. But for someone with an eating disorder this can be very daunting. Turn on the television and you’re greeted by an advert for sumptuous Christmas fare; go to the supermarket and you’re bombarded by brightly-packaged goodies; brave a party and you’re confronted by a towering pile of buffet food; go to a family gathering and you’re offered food, food and more food.
Cereal bars are such an easy snack to grab and go, we rely on them heavily. Take a read of some top tips to look out for when choosing yours.
Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (FHA) is something that I come across alot in my clincial work and I don’t think it is talked about enough. If you have disordered eating, a restrictive eating disorder, if you exercise to a high level or have gone through a highly stressful period of time then this post could apply to you. If not it could be useful to read for a friend or family member, so please do read on.
BMI, or body mass index, is used to measure body composition and has subsequently been used to measure health, which isn’t accurate for many reasons.