The Eating Disorder Recovery Blog

Female honouring her hunger cues and eating intuitively.

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.

Hunger And Nourishment: It’s Time To Reconnect

Diet Culture

Aug 16, 2023

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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.

Love And Recovery

Finding love through eating disorder recovery

Body Image

February 14, 2023

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Have you ever experienced feeling fat one day and not feeling comfortable in any of your clothes, then another day not having any of those feelings and fairly easily getting dressed? Maybe the way you feel about your body influences your eating behaviours, and you find yourself constantly yoyo-ing.

Here we unpack the common experience of ‘feeling fat’.

How To Cope With ‘Feeling Fat’

Woman comforting with a cup of hot tea, feeling fat and struggling with body image issues.

Body Image

January 23, 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.

Dieting And Eating Disorders

Female eating strawberries, representing dieting and eating disorders.

Diet Culture

January 2, 2023


Hazel’s experience of continuing her eating disorder recovery journey through our support group – The Community.

“Whilst we all have different stories to tell, we are united in our goals. To be truly free of this illness, to make peace with food and our bodies.”

Continuing Recovery With A Support Group

Recovery Stories

November 2, 2022

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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.

Recovery Podcast: Train Happy with Tally Rye

Iphone and ear pods playing our recovery podcast recommendations.

Diet Culture

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.”

Bodybuilding And Eating Disorders

Male bodybuilder with eating disorder lifting weights

Eating Disorders

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.

Body Acceptance: Lydia’s Story

Women smiling, finding body acceptance as she breaks free from her eating disorder.

Recovery Stories

August 21, 2022

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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.

20 Affirmations for Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating disorder recovery affirmations on pink background.

Eating Disorders

July 28, 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.

10 Things To Compliment Someone On Other Than Appearance

Body Image

June 12, 2022


Overwhelm for someone suffering from an eating disorder can be a distressing experience, often triggering increased eating disorder thoughts and leading to unhealthy behaviours, in an effort to cope.

Today, Ashley shares her birthday experience and how she was able to move from overwhelm to embracing her special day.

Tackling Overwhelm Through Recovery

Female reading about how to tackle overwhelm through recovery

Recovery Stories

May 28, 2022

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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.”

Weight Stigma And Eating Disorders

Body Image

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.

Calories On Menus: Harmful or Helpful?

Cafe with cakes and coffees now listing calories on menus

Eating Disorders

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.

Inner Child Healing – Danielle’s Experience

Women running free on beach reflecting her inner child.

Recovery Stories

March 13, 2022

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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.”

Abby’s Story: Finding My Strength

Female looking at window reflecting on her story of strength through her battle with eating disorder recovery.

Recovery Stories

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.

Body Acceptance: The Process Of Letting Go

Woman in recovery from eating disorder, looking at her shadow, in her body acceptance journey.

Body Image

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.

Coping With An Eating Disorder In January

Eating disorder sufferer pouring coffee in January.

Eating Disorders

January 3, 2022

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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.

Recovery And New Year’s Resolutions

Eating disorder recovery warrior setting new year's resolutions in her journal for 2022.

Recovery Stories

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.

Dear Diet Culture: Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating disorder survivor writing a recovery letter to diet culture

Diet Culture

October 14, 2021


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