Your body is incredibly intelligent, constantly communicating through hunger and fullness signals to indicate the need for fuel. Ignoring these cues can lead to poor nourishment, energy depletion and disordered eating patterns. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the significance of honouring your body’s needs and the power of embracing nourishment.
August 16, 2023
Your relationship with food begins to develop in childhood and encompasses your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours surrounding food. It’s influenced by various factors such as your upbringing, home environment, school, culture, and religion, as well as the meanings and associations attached to food. Here are six signs that you’re improving your relationship with food.
June 19, 2023
Approaches to nutrition for eating disorder recovery can vary depending on the type and stage of the eating disorder.
We believe in a gentle approach to nutrition that meets you where you are today. Our ethos involves empathy, education and empowerment.
May 1, 2023
Intuitive exercise, also known as intuitive movement, is a way of moving your body that focuses on listening to your body’s needs and signals rather than following regimented rules or schedules.
If you are new to intuitive exercise, understanding some of the key principles to follow can be a helpful starting point.
March 30, 2023
Dieting can lead to a preoccupation with food and weight that, for some, can become obsessive and harmful.
Here we explore some of the problem with diets, before highlighting 5 reasons that dieting may lead to eating disorders.
January 2, 2023
This month’s recovery focus is intuitive movement and body image, and our podcast is Train Happy by Tally Rye.
Tally is a personal trainer who helps people to create a healthy relationship with movement. In this post we share some highly recommended episodes and resources.
October 1, 2022
In recent years there has been a large increase in the popularity of bodybuilding, and studies are now exploring the link between bodybuilding and eating disorders.
“I lost my personality, my partner, and my purpose in life. It was just gym, eat, repeat. There was literally no time or energy for anything else.”
September 18, 2022
In today’s blog post, eating disorder recovery warrior Lydia discusses how she navigated her fears around body change and took powerful steps towards body acceptance. Sharing difficulties she faced and a recovery tool that she found particularly helpful throughout her recovery journey.
August 21, 2022
Using affirmations can be incredibly supportive of eating disorder recovery.
We asked our recovery group to share the affirmations that have supported them most through eating disorder recovery. Here are the top 20 they found most useful. We hope they inspire you too.
July 28, 2022
An insight into client Tara’s journey towards intuitive movement.
“My relationship with exercise hasn’t always been easy. I used to view exercise as a type of punishment during my eating disorder, but it has also been a huge source of joy in my life too, especially during my recovery.”
July 3, 2022
In this article we discuss weight stigma and what health really is.
“Your healthy weight is whatever weight you reach when you are nourishing your body intuitively. When you are not restricting food in any way or compensating for food eaten. When you are neither strictly controlling food nor feeling out of control with food.”
May 21, 2022
Restaurants, cafes and takeaways with more than 250 staff are now permitted to display calories on menus, websites, and delivery platforms.
In this post we share our thoughts on this new legislation, as well as tips on how to navigate this change.
May 1, 2022
Have you ever listened to the little voice inside you that reminds you of your younger self? Regardless of how much we grow, we carry our younger selves with us through each day. Perhaps it’s the unheard 10-year-old self that shows up when we feel someone isn’t listening to us, or maybe it’s the heartbroken teen who shows up when we feel a lack of attention or care.
March 13, 2022
Today we hear from Abby, who recovered with us here at Natural Food Therapy. Abby shares her inspirational story through eating disorder recovery. A journey of inner strength and self-discovery.
“At 29 years old, I found the strength to get help for my eating disorder. And I believe it has been the best thing I have possibly ever done.”
February 22, 2022
Most people will experience a grieving process on their journey towards body acceptance. A powerful and necessary step that allows you to let go and grieve unrealistic expectations of what your body ‘should’ look like. Here are the five stages of body grief and some thoughts on how to navigate them.
February 13, 2022
January is possibly the most challenging month for anyone suffering from an eating disorder. It can not only reinforce behaviours that you’ve been working so hard to change but can drive a depriving and punishing mentality with regards to food and exercise.
January 3, 2022
As we enter a new year, the traditions around setting resolutions and January diets can be full of difficulties for those suffering or at risk of an eating disorder. Today we hear from a sufferer who shares her recovery experience and some inspiring insights on how to approach this year differently.
December 30, 2021
Diet culture can be tough to navigate when in recovery from an eating disorder. This week two of our recovery warriors have chosen to share their letters to diet culture with us all. As well as being thought-provoking and impactful, these are letters that deserve to be shared and celebrated.
October 14, 2021
Orthorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder that involves an obsession with healthy eating. The condition was defined in 1997 by Dr. Steven Bratman, MD, who runs a website dedicated to the disorder. It is not currently recognised as a standalone eating disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, however it is widely recognised by eating disorder clinicians.
August 23, 2021
Many people think that it is simply about being on a diet, however diet culture is a belief system that worships thinness and values a socially constructed ideal of beauty over health and well-being. This is why diet culture has become so dangerous and is strongly implicated in the rise of eating disorders and body image issues.
July 7, 2021
When you’re armed with knowledge, change truly can take root. Our free resource library provides valuable information about eating disorders and the recovery process so you can start making progress in your own time.
The library gives you instant access to all of our resources in one place, including printable workbooks, digital resources, and new materials as they are added.
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