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.
Autmn is here and with the change in temperatures it is the perfect time to change up your meal plan. A common complaint I hear when working with people is how they get stuck eating the same meals week in and week out. It is so easy to do! One way I challenge this in […]
This week is back to school time for us and we are back to super busy mornings. With 3 kids to get up and out the door it can be hard to find time for my own breakfast! However, I know I need to fuel myself so we either make a batch of porridge which […]
Thankyou to Naomi Leppitt, Community dietitian for her help with this post. Inflammation in the body is a natural and normal response to injury or illness, like when you get a cut, or catch a cold. It’s your body’s defence system and is part of the healing process. Sometimes though, people can have inflammation for […]
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 […]
With huge thanks to Naomi Leppitt for her help with this post. What does it do and why do we need it? Selenium is used in the body to make antioxidants that work with iodine to make the thyroid hormones. These help our body regulate metabolism, immunity and growth. For example they can control how […]