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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
Post written by Naomi Leppitt, Community Dietitian. “The popular bread brand, Hovis, has come out with a new bread advertised to be high in fibre. 6g of fibre per 100g of food is deemed as a high fibre food. Fibre is good for improving your bowel health, helps control blood sugars, helps control weight 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. […]
Food labels can be confusing to interpret but it is key to know what you are eating and to compare products. Here is a very information post that will help you understand all you need to know about a food label. Written by Naomi Leppitt, Community Dietitian. A food label should be able to tell […]
Written by Naomi Leppitt, Community Dietitian. IBS and IBD aren’t the same thing. IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. See this/these other post/s for more information on IBS. IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and is an umbrella term for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The gut includes the whole process from when you swallow […]