This Christmas is my third of complete food freedom and I am feeling fantastic! I wanted to share this post today as I know many of my readers are currently in the process of letting go of dieting and finding true health. Where ever you are in the stage change process, this is for you. … Continue reading Third Christmas of complete food freedom!
Self-comparison is a natural human instinct. We are social creatures and self-comparison is one of the ways in which we form our identity within society. Your psyche has built in mechanisms to compare yourself with others in your community. You then use this comparison to make a judgement as to whether they are above or … Continue reading Comparing your body to others on social media
Hello everyone! Today I want to share my experience with dealing with weight gain in HA recovery. HA stands for Hypothalamic Amenorrhea and is when your periods stop because of under-eating or over-exercising. I am sharing this because I know a big proportion of my audience have found my page because you are trying to … Continue reading Weight gain in HA recovery, my tips
One of the hardest things for me in my recovery from disordered eating and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea was finally being able to let go of control around food. I went from restricting the amount of calories I ate and recording every bite in a calorie tracking app to various phases of restrictive diets including dairy-free, gluten-free, … Continue reading How I finally let go of dietary rules and let myself eat more food
Yesterday marked the annual International Yoga Day as named by the UN in 2015 to celebrate the many benefits of this ancient Indian practice. This year the theme was "Yoga for Wellness" which is especially appropriate for 2021 as we are approaching two years of a global health crisis. COVID19 has affected us all, whether … Continue reading International Yoga Day: 10 things I learned in 10 years of yoga
Back in January I shared a post about how eating more lower calorie density foods can help you to lose weight. In many cases this can be a very useful strategy as consuming more low calorie high volume plant-based foods can be an easy way to reduce your calorie intake and lose weight without feeling … Continue reading When low calorie density diets don’t work
Today's post is a bit different from my usual content but I saw a story on BBC news yesterday which really stirred up emotion in me and inspired me to write. It was a young woman sharing her experience with disordered eating and being told by doctors that her BMI "wasn't low enough to be … Continue reading Why we should NOT use BMI to diagnose eating disorders
The last couple of weeks we have had lots of celebrations! Valentines' day, pancake day, my birthday and my boyfriends' mums' birthday all within the space of ten days. Considering the three of us have been in lockdown together for nearly four months now we are making the most of every opportunity to be festive. … Continue reading Why and how I include treats as part of a healthy diet
It's been a while since I talked about my favourite topic.. the menstrual cycle aka your period. Specifically why your menstrual cycle is important for your overall health and the problems associated with not having a regular period. Any guys out there, maybe this isn't the article for you but feel free to read on … Continue reading Why your menstrual cycle is a sign of health
I actually wrote this post about 5 years ago for my first ever blog! This was before fitspo and fitness influencers were a huge thing, or at least they weren't really on my radar. However, I think it is more relevant than ever today. I've updated it a little but the core message is still … Continue reading Fitspo and fitness influencers, helpful or harmful?