Dispel judgement, debunk the myths and correct the misconceptions you hold about eating disorders.
5 Ways To Improve Depression With Nutrition
When I first started my fitness journey, I was an overweight and depressed kid. My regular meal was a Big Mac with a Milkshake from McDonald's.
Your Weight Is Not Your Wellness
Weight loss is big business. I did not join the fitness industry to exploit weakness, though, I became a personal trainer to try to save myself, after a lifetime of being overweight. In doing so, I came to realise I owed my clients much more than just meal plans and workouts.
Overcoming Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders are a growing problem in the western world, with people of all ages and genders affected. The eating disorder charity, Beat, estimates that around 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder. In the USA, ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) say that 28.8 million Americans, will have an eating disorder in their lifetime.
Me vs. Eating Disorders
I've been fighting my battle against eating disorders since I was twelve. I know what you're probably thinking. Wow.. twelve? Isn't that a little.. young?
To My Younger Self
Have you ever thought back to your younger years (I'm 41 now), and thought, 'I wish I wasn't so hard on myself then.' Or 'I wish I had've had more confidence in how I looked, and who I was'? I'll probably look back in another 20 or 30 years time (providing I make it that far), and say the same thing again about myself now. I'm still the frightened, self-conscious person I was, then, but I'm generally really happy, and I'm in a good place. Of course, we can never alter the past, but there are times when I wish the younger me could've seen that things would work out just fine. Imagine if you wrote her a letter. What would she think?
Silence sticks in the air like the inside of my thighs on a humid summer morning. The silence only lasts a few moments, and yet in those moments, my heartbeat pounds one-hundred times,
Weighing on the mind
I start with the admission that some make proudly, some make shamefully, that I make somewhere between the two. I am fat. Chubby. Curvy. Overweight.
Memoir of a Food Addict
I would like to believe that the sum of myself, currently, as a whole is in direct correlation with my more recent experiences in life- and to that effect, my current story began in 2012 – eight years prior to the year this book is written. I was 30 years old.
Glorifying unhealthy behaviors and lying about it! #overit
The title says it all. Also I love the pic ( check out Lindley Ashline and her site https://bodyliberationphotos.com/links/ for more and) P.S I NEED THIS PLATE IN MY LIFE lol
Healing From My Eating Disorder
A few years ago, I was sitting through a stuffy Psychosocial Interventions class at the University of St. Augustine in my graduate occupational therapy program. We were taking turns leading simulated psychology groups with an assigned general diagnosis, and creating group tasks to practice interventions. I was participating as a pretend patient in an eating disorder support group, creating magazine collages about our experience with an eating disorder. As I was uncapping the Elmer's glue stick to paste the glossy cut-out of a scale onto my construction paper, I froze. Suddenly, my nervous system was in hyperdrive. I felt my pulse skyrocket as I became dizzy, shaky, and disoriented.
PSYCHOLOGY AND NUTRITION — How They Depend on each other
INTRODUCTION: To live a full life, we need to fill our stomachs. We can fill our stomachs by eating food. Food is not only a word, it has become an emotion for many people. If there is food before you, you keep seeing it or drooling over it before we start to consume it. In the present scenario, people are becoming foodies by eating the food they desire. Many people are fond of foods that are tasty, yummy to eat. They have their own favorites depending on the place they go. The states of our country are famous for different varieties of food. People say if you are visiting a place try its famous food. As we all know food is essential for our survival as it provides all the required nutrients for our body. Apart from nutritional usage, food is also related to a person’s mood and mental health. A person in any mood if he eats food will become normal. Food has been a friend for humans for a long time. Food is linked to nutritional as well as psychological aspects in a person’s life. There is much research that is being done to understand nutrition’s role in a person’s mental health.
I'm Scared I'm Going to Relapse...
I'm scared I'm going to relapse. It's okay, I've told my social worker, my dietician, even a couple close friends. Actually, it's not okay, but you don't need to worry about that. However, I do know that, no matter how hard I will try to make it otherwise, eating disorder- and weight- related content is innately triggering for many people so I will put a loud TRIGGER WARNING here, just in case.