Anorexia nervosa is not simply a weight disorder or just about food. It’s a mental illness that profoundly affects an individual’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviours.
Are you or a loved one battling anorexia? Discover the different types of anorexia, when to seek help, signs and symptoms, and available treatment options.
Sep 26, 2023
The truth is that there is no fixed timeline when it comes to recovery. For some, it can take months and for others, it can be years. Either way, the healing journey is an incredible journey of self-discovery that supports a happier and healthier future.
Here are some of the factors that can affect the length of your recovery process.
May 29, 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
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) defines atypical anorexia as meeting all of the criteria for anorexia nervosa except for the criterion of low body weight.
In this blog post we explore what atypical anorexia is, why the term can be unhelpful, and our approach to treatment.
April 24, 2023
As Covid restrictions lifted, we were shocked that 100% of clients made the choice to continue with our new online format rather than going back to in-person support.
This is how it all began!
April 19, 2023
The month of February means Valentine’s Day, bringing our focus to the topic of love. Love can be a difficult topic when you are struggling with your relationship with food and body image.
Here we explore how recovery supports love and helps to create healthier and more meaningful relationships for years to come.
February 14, 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
Christmas can be a challenging time for those in eating disorder recovery. However, keeping aligned with your recovery goals and a little planning ahead can support a positive outcome.
Here are 5 top tips to support you or a loved one through this time.
December 21, 2022
Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that can leave sufferers feeling incredibly lost. The question ‘who am I without my eating disorder’ is one that many ask themselves as they work through recovery.
In this article are some powerful reflective questions to support you with this aspect of your journey.
October 8, 2022
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 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
Lily shares her experience of navigating a lapse and stopping it from turning into a relapse. A powerful step in her bulimia recovery journey.
“I now realise that what could have been the start of a relapse was actually an important part of my recovery journey.”
July 20, 2022
In today’s post a wonderful recovery client Abby, shares her recovery playlist and discusses how music has supported her through the highs and lows of this journey.
“When you feel isolated, it is incredible how a song can speak to you and make you feel less alone (Sam Smith nails this!)”
June 19, 2022
Body image issues affect around 1 in 3 adults in the UK, and studies suggest this number is growing. An important part of building a healthy relationship with food is looking beyond the exterior, including when we compliment one another.
June 12, 2022
In this post, recovery client Katie shares her experience of the powerful recovery tool– visualisation.
“I genuinely believe that visualisation has been one of the most helpful tools during my recovery. It improved my relationship with myself today and has also helped me see that my goals are not too far out of reach.”
May 6, 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
NLP stands for Neuro-Linguistic Programming and is one of the forms of coaching we have incorporated into our eating disorder recovery programme. It is based on a powerful methodology that is full of practical tools and techniques. Our coaches use NLP tools in a unique way, adapting them to be highly supportive and safe for eating disorder recovery.
April 3, 2022
At Natural Food Therapy, we support each individual with the recovery tools needed to make lasting change. Your learning styles, strengths, passions and character traits can all be used to support your recovery journey. And something we champion for those who respond well to reflective tools is letter writing.
March 24, 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
This week we stand with Beat the UK’s eating disorder charity, in their campaign to introduce proper training for medical schools on eating disorders. We discuss the current statistics with GPs receiving less than 2 hours of training in this area. And we hear from our recovery client Lucy, who shares her personal experience of accessing support.
March 1, 2022
A question we are often asked is ‘when should I start working with an eating disorder recovery coach?’ At Natural Food Therapy, our coaches are essentially eating disorder specialists. Having trained in multiple disciplines from nutrition to counselling to eating disorders, and with a wealth of experience– our coaches are able to support you through several stages of your recovery.
February 27, 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
Today we hear from Sophie who recovered from her eating disorder with the support of our team and her family. Looking back on her journey, she shares her thoughts on how to be there for someone through recovery. A valuable and insightful article full of helpful tips from someone who’s been there.
February 5, 2022
If you think you could be suffering from an eating disorder, reaching out for help can be full of worries and anxieties. With this in mind, we take care to promptly respond to each client query and offer a free informal assessment to those who we believe could be suited to our recovery programme. Here’s how we get to know you.
January 27, 2022
At Natural Food Therapy, the natural progression from private support is to join our recovery group. And at the right time, we believe this can become a valuable part of your recovery journey. Today we hear from Amber, who shares her transition from private support into group therapy.
January 14, 2022
Setting intentions is an important part of eating disorder recovery. By moving into each week, month and year with clarity around what you are working on, you create a powerful path. Here we share four crucial steps to setting intentions successfully through recovery.
January 6, 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
The festivities may seem like an enjoyable time, but they can be filled with anxiety for someone in recovery from an eating disorder. The time spent eating, drinking, socialising with family and friends can cause stress and uncertainty. Our lead clinician Sasha Paul shares her top tips to support you with navigating the festive period.
December 19, 2021
Eating disorders are mental illnesses that involve complex relationships with food, exercise and body image. They cause significant harm and are by no means a lifestyle choice or phase. Anyone can develop an eating disorder regardless of age, gender, cultural or racial background.
December 17, 2021
Christmas can be a difficult time of year for those suffering with an eating disorder. The festivities are often centred around food with celebratory meals, changes to eating patterns, and social gatherings. All of which present their own challenges. In this post we hear from a sufferer who shares her experience of Christmas day.
December 14, 2021
Dear Tiktok, I wanted to write to you to make you aware of some of the struggles I have come across on your platform, as an anorexia fighter and survivor. Firstly, I think your app can be such a positive and uplifting place. However, for those suffering with an eating disorder or for those at risk, there is a side to this app that can be extremely dangerous.
December 3, 2021
Through her passion for painting, a young adult in recovery from an eating disorder shares an inspiring piece of artwork. She talks about how she is re-connecting with her passions and using them to fuel her recovery. She also discusses her inspiration for the painting, and why we all deserve to flourish and blossom into the best versions of ourselves.
November 10, 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.
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