Breaking Free From Diet Culture

We live in a diet culture and most of us are not even aware of it. I certainly wasn’t, not until recently when I could finally see what this culture does to everyone – anyone. I feel as though my eyes have opened, which I can now not un-see, realising how effective and how controlling […]

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We Do Not Exist To Please Others

We all have that sense of belonging, need for love, acceptance, to be liked and in order to achieve this feeling of content we often can stray from our own feelings and needs in order to please others. But when does this become a detriment to our mental health? Looking back I used to often […]

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What Is Healthy?

The amount of times I have been told “you are so healthy”, “all of your food is so good and healthy”. Am I really healthy? Sure, a lot of the food I eat may be nutritious but does that make me healthy? If I eat something which is considered ‘unhealthy’ am I no longer worthy […]

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The Damaging Effects Of Complimenting Weight Loss

It seems natural, automatic to compliment a friend/relative/colleague or anyone we know on their weight loss. We do not think twice about this as we see it as a good thing to compliment others on weight loss right? It is with the intention of making them happy, to make them feel good. Complimenting weight loss […]

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Misconceptions of an Eating Disorder

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, the contents of this post are my own opinions through my own personal experiences. This blog post is to spread awareness, to inform and inspire, if you are suffering from an eating disorder, please seek help from a qualified practitioner. “It is not about how you physically look, […]

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Facing Fears & Anxieties with an Eating Disorder

The fear of eating out, going away for a break/holiday/somewhere new or the unknown. These can fill you with dread, worry, anxiety. The thought of stepping out of your comfort zone and facing the unknown can be a daunting experience. I have been through this many times and faced this yet again last weekend, going […]

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Wearing my funky socks in support of Beat’s #SockIttoEatingDisorders campaign   “Eating disorder sufferers face an average wait of three and a half years for specialist treatment. During that time, by far the longest gap came between symptoms first emerging and people recognising these as an eating disorder. Almost as much time went by between this realisation […]

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