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.
How we speak to children about food is really key. Food neutrality is the practice of looking at all foods as being equal, rather than labelling then as good or bad.
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, and we could all benefit from loving ourselves a little more. For some, that might mean having a bubble bath, or booking yourself in for a massage or to get your nails done. Self-love comes in many forms, but the radical kind of self-love, goes deeper and […]
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 […]
My children surprise me time and time again with their eating and their ability to hone in on their own needs and internal cues… if only I give them a chance. With my oldest turning 8 this week she is exposed to different foods in places outside our home. Sweets at youth club, biscuits for […]
I’m passionate about raising my kids to love their bodies, to be confident, body positive and to know how truly beautiful they are inside and out. A recent post I shared on facebook showed how many others are also passionate about this and how as parents we play such a major role in shaping our […]
So a complete pleasure to take part in this podcast with Rachel Holmes. Take a listen for super nutrition tips, it’s an action packed podcast, no chitter-chatter but just full on content and at just over 30 minutes it’s a great length too. Totally love to hear your thoughts! We cover: Is there a best […]
Let’s talk childrens menus when eating out. This can be a topic of division in my mind and in general amongst parents. I doubt many people choose where they eat out based soley on the kids menu but when you are eating out with small ones it is hugely important. Often childrens menus are high […]
In a completely perfect world we would eat when hungry, stop when full and eat the foods our body tells us to eat. However few of us are that tuned into our bodies signals. We are bombarded with outside signals for example the media, advertising, other people, shops, restaurants – food is all around us. […]