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‘i hate my body, i need to lose weight’  ‘i need to exercise, i look gross’  ‘i’m so lazy, i need to start eating well’ Any of these sound familiar? As much as it may be tempting to give yourself tough love, hating yourself to change behaviour is incredibly ineffective.  If the above strategy were […]

You can’t hate yourself thin

Eating disorders behaviours are adaptive functions; they serve a purpose.

Your eating disorder can’t solve the problem it creates

If you value your appearance, you will probably invest more time and energy into it.  Which is fine. Until one of your sole values is appearance.

Do you overvalue your appearance?

Concerns that ditching diet culture will lead to you going in the complete opposite direction is very common. Here are some tips to navigate this fork in the road.

Balancing ditching diet culture and living a healthy life

It is incredibly common for people with IBS (and an eating disorder) to disregard their poor/disordered eating habits and restrict their eating variety even more to improve their symptoms. 

Is your IBS actually a result of your eating disorder?

Understanding that certain thought patterns are not helpful is very different from actively applying and creating new thought patterns and behaviours around healthy eating concepts. Here’s how to break old thought patterns for good.

How to break unhelpful thought patterns

If you find yourself criticising your appearance, or you’re concerned about someone else, here are some strategies to improve body image.

How to improve your body image

Eating behaviour exists on a spectrum: at one end is a healthy and intuitive relationship with food and your body; at the other end are clinical eating disorders. So when does disordered eating become an eating disorder? To explain what is disordered in terms of eating, it is helpful to look at the other end […]

Eating disorders vs disordered eating

“If I give myself permission to eat, I’ll eat the house down”

Unconditional Permission to Eat

Most people who are interested in intuitive eating hold some desire to lose weight. But is it possible to do both? Intuitive eating is all about listening to your hunger and fullness signals. It is respecting them, tuning into them and actioning them. Dieting does the opposite. If your weight has been artificially lowered (through […]

Weight loss and intuitive eating – can you do both?