We frequently separate ourselves from our bodies and treat them like something that needs to be punished for betraying us by not fulfilling our own or society’s beauty ideal, as opposed to cultivating a greater sense of bodily connection and focusing on our lived experience over looks… this blog highlights how to do just that.Continue reading
How to support someone with an eating disorder
Eating disorders are incredibly isolating illnesses – as a result, social support is fundamental to recovery.1 However, worrying about what to say (or what NOT to say) to a friend or family member with an eating disorder can feel really overwhelming.Continue reading
Is eating organic food really better?
Organic foods are often promoted as the superior option by wellness and “clean-eating” gurus, yet are those pesticide, hormone, and antibiotic free foods truly “healthier” or simply a fast-track to shopping-induced stress and a direct route to eating into your overdraft and food budget?Continue reading
How to manage weight gain during menopause
Many health professionals blame the symptoms and increased health risks associated with menopause on the increase in fat around the abdomen. While there is some evidence to support this theory, there is also a whole host of reasons why…Continue reading
Can you really mistake hunger for thirst?
Googling “can you mistake thirst for hunger” brings up numerous articles advocating that hunger is often just dehydration in disguise. In a world where we have become accustomed to, if not normalised, ways in which we can suppress hunger…Continue reading
What do men with eating disorders tend to focus on?
The stereotypical eating disorder sufferer depicted by the media is a young, white, underweight girl. This over-generalisation is incredibly problematic in so many ways, one of which being the suggestion that eating disorders only affect women.Continue reading
Where does Diet Culture come from?
Diet culture can be understood as a system of socially conditioned and constructed beliefs that thinness is synonymous with health and associated with a sense of moral virtue.Continue reading
How to manage PCOS without restricting your diet
There is a vast amount of fatphobic and confusing dietary advice out there regarding the management of PCOS. So we’re here to tell you that you do NOT need to lose weight or go on a restrictive diet in order to manage your symptoms.Continue reading