(Content warning for talk of disordered eating) Dear Weight-Watchers, Two days ago you launched your new app, 'Kurbo', aimed at 'changing unhealthy behaviours' in children aged between 8 and 17. Now let's get something out of the way right now, you can describe it in as wishy-washy, gentle, fat-phobic, health-concern troll terms as you like … Continue reading An Open Letter to Weight-Watchers Regarding ‘Kurbo’, Their New App For Kids
I was recently asked whether I had any tips for going vegan via Instagram and it turned out I had so much to say on the matter that I thought I'd extend my response into this post! I was asked the question on my Sarahah page (in case you didn't know it's an anonymous website … Continue reading Tips For Going Vegan
For today's post I asked people to send in their questions for me to answer concerning Eating Disorders as I thought I'd have a bit of a Q and A session (definitely not because I'd run out of post ideas... 😉 ) So here goes! "If you had really disordered problems with eating but recovered … Continue reading Q & A – EDAW Day Six & Seven
Today's blog post is something I get asked about quite frequently on Instagram - 'should you go vegan while in recovery from anorexia'? I'm aware that it's a regular debate that goes on in the recovery community and within health services and so I thought I'd take the chance to share my thoughts on it … Continue reading Veganism & Anorexia Recovery – EDAW Day Three
For today's post I thought I'd talk about some eating/feeding disorders that perhaps don't get talked about as much as anorexia and bulimia but are still just as serious, complex and misunderstood. Hopefully by the end of this post you'll be more aware and more understanding of these conditions. Pica: Pica is an eating disorder … Continue reading Eating/Feeding Disorders That Aren’t Talked About – EDAW Day Two
But anyway, for my first post I've written what I think is probably the most important post I've ever done: 'Myths and Facts about eating disorders.' The myths I'm about to debunk are all ones that I've personally heard and I know many others will have heard them as well. In fact I think I'd probably be safe in saying that every eating disorder sufferer will have heard at least one of these during their time with one. I think perhaps the most alarming thing however, is that it's not just our peers that have said these things, it's adults, parents, teachers, even people in the health care profession such as doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, health care assistants... And that's something that desperately needs to change. Because the more these things are said, the more people believe them, the more the stigma surrounding eating disorders deepens and the less the chances are of people feeling able to reach out and access help before it's too late. So let's get started!
I am disgusted. I went to the doctors today and in the waiting room was a pile of these. In case you can't see them well enough, they're stickers saying 'I'm sugar smart' and were accompanied with a leaflet talking about swapping sugary drinks and snacks for ones with less or no added sugar. Now … Continue reading ‘Change 4 Death’ – How an Innocent Campaign Could Kill Your Kids.