Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a theory that we need to meet our basic needs before we can move on to more advanced ones. It was first published in the 1943 paper “A Theory of Human Motivation”. The 5 needs from the original paper are: Physiological needs (most basic) Safety needs Love and belonging Self-esteem […]
Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Stuck for healthy snack ideas or snack ideas for after school? Snacking doesn’t have to come associated with guilt and you can make snacks cheaply and easily at home. Here’s a delicious moist banana muffin recipe that is easy to make and isn’t packed with too much added sugar. These […]
Counting calories may seem like a straight-forward way to lose weight. However, it can miss out on the nuance of nutrition, and impact your relationship with food. It may suprise you but as a dietitian I don’t actually recommend my clients count calories or track their macros. Here is why…
Whilst calories on menus may help some people it isn’t going to be helpful for those suffering from an eating disorder.
Many diets prescribe just 1200 kcal as the maximum daily intake, but this really isn’t enough. Read on for how this affects metabolism and more
Relapse can be a normal part of recovery from an eating disorder, but it is also something to be aware of and to minimise the triggers for. Our language towards those in recovery is crucial. Read some key phrases to avoid using.
What to avoid this January. Every year the post-Christmas diets roll out. Every year we are made to feel that: – we need to go on another diet -we need to lose weight -our bodies are not good enough as they are -we need to look a certain way It is all total lies. The […]
Even though Christmas is just one day of the year, managing the whole ‘festive season’ can be very difficult. Chocolate advent calendars, candy canes, mince pies, roasted chestnuts, figgy pudding, turkey roast…’tis the season for feasting. But for someone with an eating disorder this can be very daunting. Turn on the television and you’re greeted by an advert for sumptuous Christmas fare; go to the supermarket and you’re bombarded by brightly-packaged goodies; brave a party and you’re confronted by a towering pile of buffet food; go to a family gathering and you’re offered food, food and more food.
Weight stigma is the discrimination anad stereotyping of someone based on their weight. This can affect all areas of life. Read on to think about how this affects you and others around you.
Slow cooker stuffed peppers make a simple mid week meal, you could totally pop these in the oven too.