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.
Alongside all the loss that has been felt by this pandemic, it has also highlighted and increased health inequalities, food insecurity being one that is described as “a crisis within a crisis”. Unfortunately, food insecurity / food poverty is nothing new. It has been around in the UK for a number of years and started […]
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.
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.
There are a number of types of eating disorders and vital that we all know the key signs. Here is a post written for Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2021