“Emotional eating” is usually self-diagnosed. It tends to involve copious amounts of shame and suffering, and is witnessed across a wide spectrum of size, gender, ethnicity, age, socio-economic status, etc. If you identify with this term, here are some ways you can understand it better and slowly dismantle its power over you, in a compassionate, non belligerent way.
In this guest post, Plus size fashion blogger and body positive activist Hanane Fathallah answers some of my most burning questions about food, body image and Ramadan.
Have you ever noticed that it is socially accepted for people to be ‘naturally thin’, yet ‘naturally fat’ people are constantly shamed into weight loss ‘for their health’? In this post, I am exploring the basic principles behind ‘Health at every size’, and why higher body weight does not necessarily mean less healthy.
CBT has been one of the determining treatments for my recovery and to finally let go of a perfectionism that kept moving from one area of my life to another. In this little Q&A with ‘The Psychiatry and Therapy Centre’, we explore CBT in more details.
If you have never heard of self-care, you might associate it with taking a bubble bath. Although taking a relaxing bath can be self-care to some, it is in fact a much broader concept, that has a crucial role in body image recovery.
What could a recovered disordered eater, a working mom, an average cook possibly do to encourage a happy, relaxed relationship with food in her children? It turns out a lot more than expected…
A diagnosis of HA is the confirmation that your body is in a state of semi-starvation. Recovery can therefore place a burden on your digestive system. Here are a few ways you can find digestive relief during recovery, if things have been a bit slow…
It is possible to take care of your skin condition while ALSO reprogramming your thoughts to live better in your skin, just as it looks today. Here is how to start on your path of skin acceptance.
Starting my coaching practice and this blog made me realise there were strong parallels to be drawn for me personally between acne and chronic dieting. As I sat with this idea, it occurred to me there could be many more links to draw between skin and weight stigma. I thought it’d be interesting to delve into this a bit further, and to take you on this journey with me.