Practical Tips for Recovery From an Eating Disorder over the festive season

Annemarie Louw | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annemarie Louw

Where others are thinking of the visits with family and friends around drinks and snacks, Minced Pies, Fruit Cake, and of course the Christmas day meal at a table laden with indulgence of every kind, people in recovery from an eating disorder (ED) are dreading these occasions.

What to do if You Suspect a Friend or Family Member has an Eating Disorder

Annemarie Louw | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annemarie Louw

If you have a family member/friend with an eating disorder, you are going to experience a range of emotions from helplessness and loneliness to anger, frustration and despair. You may even become preoccupied with your own or your family's eating behaviours and weight.

The Media, Self Esteem and Eating Disorders

Annemarie Louw | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Annemarie Louw

An Eating Disorder is similar to an abusive partner and likes nothing better than to tell you that you are not good enough. It gathers evidence in many ways including media images which promote impossible thinness.