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 […]
Orthorexia Nervosa is the newest eating disorder phrase on the block. It was devised by Steven Bratman in 1996, after he noticed a trend in his patients. Ortho means rich or correct. Orthorexia = an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. It can have elements of anxiety disorders and OCD with it. Whilst there is an […]
With all these calorie counting apps that are around and the pressure is better on us to look a certain way calorie counting can be an easy trap to fall into. Whilst it can be useful in some clinical instances I don’t think it is helpful for the general purposes of dieting. Formally, a […]