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.
As a society we seem to think that it is okay to comment on other people’s weight and/or appearance but in reality, it’s not. Often times we offer our unsolicited comments to others unaware of the lasting effect that these comments might have. Weight is a very personal thing however, it is a common topic of conversation for many. This blog aims to explore some of the reasons why it is not ok to comment on other people’s weight. The overall message I hope to portray is that how someone looks and what they weigh does not define who they are.
Food is more than just nutrition, an important concept to think about in eating disorder recovery and for everyone.
Iron is a key nutrient for your babies growth and development. Priya, dietitian gives you top tips on how to include more iron rich foods into your little ones diet.
Sometimes eating sweeter foods satisfies that taste craving but doesn’t keep you full up and leaves you wanting more. Think about eating chocolate chip cookies compared to a slice of toast with peanut butter. Take a read about how to eat sweet foods in a balanced way.
How has Covid-19 changed the way we eat? 4 in 10 people have experienced a change in diet quality and more people have suffered from eating disorders, yet others have been more active and learnt to cook from scratch more often.
The longer you try to hold off from eating certain foods, the harder it is to resist, like a swinging pendulum you move from a binge to restricting.
Christmas is a fabulous time to let your little one explore new flavours and to really bring out the fun in food. A lot of the festive foods may not be suitable due to it’s levels of salt and sugar so it is important to be aware of this. If you are out and about […]
Christmas, like all holidays, is food focused which means a lot of people with eating disorders or any degree of disordered eating struggle to stay well. In this blog you will find top tips on how to set boundaries, how to make Christmas not all about food, and ways you can look after yourself at […]
Huge thanks to Shannon Western for her help with this post. Food rules keep us stuck trying to change our body, or put judgements onto other people’s food choices. They are diet culture’s best friend- a really important step in stopping dieting and wishing to change your body is rejecting food rules. Here is a […]