Eating Disorders

'I Wish I Could Be Anorexic For A Few Weeks To Lose Some Weight!' Why You Need To Read This

Tina McGuff | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina McGuff

Since then, on many occasions I've heard many naive people say to sufferers or their loved ones: "Just eat something". Or stupid things like: "God I wish I could be anorexic for a few weeks to lose some weight".

The Problem With Giving Up Chocolate For Lent

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

As a Registered Nutritionist, you'd probably think I was into this. That I should be congratulating these charities for getting us to eat healthier while raising cold hard cash for a good cause and moving the dial farther than 5-a-day ever did (side note: 5-a-day team; maybe if people could raise money...no? Okay).

It's Okay Not To Be Okay - Why We Shouldn't Strive For Constant Happiness

Kirsty Baines | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kirsty Baines

It's okay to admit you need a break. And most importantly it's okay not to be okay, and the sooner we admit this and talk about it with the people around us, the sooner we can get rid of the stigma attached to be anything but happy.

Imperfectly Recovering From Anorexia

Jordana Hargreaves | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jordana Hargreaves

I'm still not cured, I'm far from where I thought I'd be by now but it's a necessary pit stop for the final place; to live a life where my mood is not controlled by food, exercise and mostly, my dress size.

Five Things To Know About Eating Disorders

Samantha Glass | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
 Samantha Glass

Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening conditions which affect everyday life, including both mental and physical health. With the way celebrities, models and other people of interest are portrayed in the media, it is not surprising that the number of young people experiencing an eating disorder is increasing. So, let's start with some education.

Eating Disorder Recovery Is Possible. I'm Running The Marathon To Prove It.

Laura Bennett | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Bennett

If you relate to any of this, know that it is possible to recover, to rediscover balance, there are things in place to help you and I know it's a scary step to take but I am living proof that you won't regret it; there is no shame in asking for help and no greater strength than the overcoming of inner turmoil.

Living With Anna(rexia)

Adrienne Titley | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Adrienne Titley

This is all just a small insight into the life of someone suffering with an eating disorder. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer with this pain every single day in the UK and we need to continue spreading awareness for these silent killers.

My Innocent Attempt To Lose Weight After Pregnancy Led To A Vicious Eating Disorder

Phillipa Hart | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Parents
Phillipa Hart

I had everything I'd ever wanted: a lovely little house, an engagement ring on my finger, a wonderful stepdad to my daughter (who was six going on 16) and a new born baby boy. What should have been the start of something amazing and the happiest time of my life was instead the trigger of a lethal attack of mental health problems.

'Protorexia': Can A Protein-Heavy Diet Become An Unhealthy Obsession?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When eaten as part of a balanced diet, protein allows our body to grow and repair itself. But is there a risk of becoming obsessed with protein to the...

People With Eating Disorders Have The Best Chance of Recovery If They Can Access Early Treatment. Let's Ensure GPs Are Able To Provide It

Tom Quinn | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK
Tom Quinn

At least 725,000 people of all ages, genders and backgrounds in the UK have an eating disorder. They are extremely serious illnesses, and if left untreated for too long they potentially have long-term physical consequences and may even be deadly - anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.

What Medical Professionals Fail To Tell You About Overcoming Anorexia

Phoebe Cleghorn | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Phoebe Cleghorn

You definitely wouldn't know it now, but in my teens, I struggled with anorexia. Despite loving food for its taste, I hated the way it made me feel. F...

Dear Anorexia

Hope Virgo | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hope Virgo

Dear Anorexia, I grew up thinking you were my best friend. From 13 years old you befriended me. You held me close when I needed it. Warmed me when I...

Early And Effective Intervention In Eating Disorders Depends On Us All

James Downs | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK
James Downs

This week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week - an annual event which sees charities and campaigners like myself come together in a week of activities aimed at informing the public about eating disorders, raising their profile as a collective priority in our society.

Anorexia: A Letter From My Body

Habiba Khanom | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Habiba Khanom

I wish this was a positive letter but I'm afraid it isn't. I'm going to have to be blunt with you. You made most of my 23 years of life a misery. You denied me food, the most important source of energy. You made me sit through hunger pangs for hours, even days.

Clean-Eating Backlash: How To Find Nutritional Information You Can Trust

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s 2017 and clean-eating is facing a storm of scrutiny. The hugely successful healthy eating trend has seen a major backlash. Clean-eating - where...

Why You Should Ditch Your New Year Diet

Stephanie Bushell | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Bushell

Statistically, 97% of dieters are as big or bigger one year after starting a diet. When the majority fail, there must be more to it than simply lack of willpower. So what is it that happens in our bodies when we drastically restrict food intake?

35 Models Wrote To The Fashion Industry Asking To Stop 'Unhealthy Body Practices'

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Style

For the first time ever, a 35-strong group of models including Iskra Lawrence, Ashley Chew and Carré Otis have written a searingly honest and much-ne...

My New Year's Resolution: Do NOT Join The Gym

Yasmin Braddell | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Braddell

I'm not anti-healthy-lifestyle...I am, most definitely, anti-healthy-lifestyle-that-costs lives. And for that reason alone, I cannot align my health needs with those of society.

The Art Of Letting Yourself Go

Kirsty Baines | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kirsty Baines

Only when you let yourself go do you truly become yourself. You find the freedom your body has always craved and you learn to tune into your intuition. This might come with a few extra pounds or an extra belly roll or two but so what? Is that really the worst thing that could happen in your life?

How Clean-Eating Became A Dirty Word

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Clean-eating has never been so popular. There are 27 million posts on Instagram using the #cleaneating hashtag (and counting) and Google searches have...

New Research Into Eating Disorders Shows What We Already Know - This Is Not Just A Young Women's Issue

Tom Quinn | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK
Tom Quinn

15% of the calls to our helpline last year were about someone over the age of 40, and common but rarely talked about eating disorders such as binge eating disorder mainly affect older people, with most sufferers developing the illness in their 30s and beyond.

Thousands Of Middle-Aged Women 'Secretly Living With Eating Disorders' In The UK

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Thousands of middle-aged women in the UK are living with eating disorders, but the majority have not sought help or treatment, new research suggests. ...

Going On A Health Kick This January? Here's What's Really Happening

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

Dieting is bad for you and there's solid science to back that up. But when you've pretty much spent your whole life on a diet it's tough to break the habit. Learning how to recognise diet culture (in all it's subtle guises) will help.

Coping With Bulimia At Christmas

Charlie Smith | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Smith

Now, don't get me wrong - bulimia isn't just a problem that I have at Christmas. I'm not claiming that the festive season is to blame for my eating disorder. What I am saying, though, is that it seems to limit the 'power' I have over my eating habits.

Christmas: A Letter To My Eating Disorder

Sophie Mei Lan | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Mei Lan

Dear Bully Inside Me I thought I'd write to you as it's nearly Christmas, you're favourite time of year. As a child it was my favourite time of the ...