health, Uncategorized

Time to rethink losing weight, and refocus on being healthy?

Many of us focus heavily on weight loss as a goal - but there is debate over whether or not this is the best way to be thinking.  An increasing number of experts are now encouraging a focus on health, rather than weight.     This article from the ABC describes more on what we… Continue reading Time to rethink losing weight, and refocus on being healthy?

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health, mental illness

The impact of food restriction

Ever wondered why you feel so terrible when you restrict your calories while dieting?  Ever wondered what happens when someone has an eating disorder?  The Minnesota Semi-Starvation Experiment undertaken in the mid 1940s taught us a great deal about the physiology of starvation, but also the cognitive and emotional impacts: "Thirty-six men were chosen for… Continue reading The impact of food restriction

In the news, mental health

Diets, weight and mood

Yesterday I attended a fantastic professional development day on eating disorders - I left the session feeling energised and much better equipped to manage my clients who present with eating/weight issues and eating disorders.  I only only to wait a few hours today to put my new knowledge into action as a brave client admitted… Continue reading Diets, weight and mood