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.
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.
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, 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 […]
Lockdown life has had a huge impact on us in so many ways. One thing that I am seeing in my clinical work is the impact on mental health and on eating. I’m sharing this to show that you are NOT ALONE. So many people are struggling and need extra compassion, a listening ear and […]
Food rules can keep us stuck in diets, so one big step is working out how to overcome these mindsets. Many thanks to Shannon Western for her help with this post. How do you describe food? Our attitude to food is really important and can determine if our relationship with food is healthy or not. […]
Many people talk about having a binge but binge eating disorder (BED) is something that us not well-known about. Almost the black sheep of the eating disorder tribe. Struggling with this disorder can be debilitating, embarrassing and very hard to manage socially, hence I wanted to highlight it on Eating Disorders Awareness Week. First what […]
Huge thanks to Sophie Richmond (find her on instagram @balancing_bambi) for this amazing series of posts on Recovery from an Eating Disorder. Sophie is not currently a nutritional professsional or therapist but is going to be studying an MSc in Clinical Nutrition and Eating Disorders at UCL from September. I am sharing these posts as inspiration […]
Huge thanks to Sophie Richmond (find her on instagram @balancing_bambi) for this amazing series of posts on Recovery from an Eating Disorder. Sophie is not currently a nutritional professsional or therapist but is going to be studying an MSc in Clinical Nutrition and Eating Disorders at UCL from September. I am sharing these posts as […]