eating disorders

Blogs covering eating disorders

Manage your health with Patient support Programmes

16May

For those living with chronic health conditions, self-management is crucial for managing and controlling symptoms day to day. Protecting your own health is a responsibility that can require some help and guidance to ensure you pursue the right treatment for … Continue reading

  

Sugar Consumption

21Dec

Our Love Affair With Sugar: Sweet Treat or Public Enemy Number One? Sugar is getting a lot of negative press of late. Books like David Gillespie’s “Sweet Poison” and Dr. Robert Lustig and John Yudkin’s “Pure, White, and Deadly” have … Continue reading

  

IBS is no fun for anybody

13Oct

As a practicing Consultant Gastroenterologist, by far the commonest condition that I see in my out-patient clinics, is IBS The patients are usually are at their wit’s end by the time they get to see me, having harassed their GPs … Continue reading

  

The FEELS

30Dec

When I started writing about my weight loss journey I imagined myself sitting at my laptop being witty and wise and hopefully inspirational. Whats happened is Ive opened a can of worms where my feelings about my metamorphasis have bubbled … Continue reading

  

Dream a little dream.

8Dec

Lets talk about inspiration.  Specifically inspiration to lose weight. Why are you putting yourself through the upheaval of making all these changes?  Lets face it, its a right pain in the arse so whats your motivation? Are you doing it … Continue reading

  

In Loving Memory of Robin Williams

13Aug

I am aware I haven’t blogged in a rather a long amount of weeks and I apologise for my absence, however the past couple of days has sent me crashing back to earth and given me a stark and saddening … Continue reading

  

A Thank You Note

25Jun

Today is a thank you note, a love letter of sorts, an expression of gratitude for my job. For the past 2 and a half years I have worked one of the best jobs I’ve ever had: being a member … Continue reading

  

Some Perspective

17Jun

Sometimes something happens and it creates perspective, however unfortunately it was a sad event that occurred last week that really made me think. A man who was instrumental in creating and producing theatre in Scotland passed away a few days … Continue reading

  

Another Flashback

3Jun

Recently I’ve been blogging about some flashbacks to significant parts of my life in regards to my eating and body image and today I’m going to continue that trend. Last week I installed the Timehop app on my phone – … Continue reading

  

International No Diet Day

20May

I’m a bit late to the party to discuss this but two weeks ago, Tues 6th May was International No Diet Day – something I didn’t know existed until now, and as much I would happily march down the street … Continue reading

  

Need to lose weight ASAP!

20May

I’ve just had a Facebook message asking me for help, looking for a gym, as they “need to lose weight ASAP” Here is my response: “Here’s some free advice that most people pay for, so I’ll keep it simple and … Continue reading

  

An Anniversary

29Apr

Today and this week marks a rather special milestone for me: I am officially 2 years binge free. 2 years! I am, as you would no doubt expect, delighted. To celebrate this, I would like to share with you the … Continue reading

  

2 Dresses

22Apr

This time of year seems to make me reflect more than usual on my past. Certain personal troubles and landmarks are approaching which are at the forefront of my mind and I am sifting through them one by one. Although … Continue reading

  

Music Video Meltdown

7Apr

This is my first blog post in 2 weeks! My apologies for the unexpected absence but I am definitely back now and alongside my return comes a little rant and rage – the culprit this time being certain departments of … Continue reading

  

The Lady Gaga Incident

18Mar

I walk a lot. It’s my ‘me’ time, my thinking time, my blasting tunes and making up dance routines in my head time – it’s also my ‘plan my writing and rehearse in my head what I want to type … Continue reading

  

The Battle Between Head and Body

11Mar

I’ve been thinking a lot over the past week about the connection between your head and your body – or to speak more accurately my head, my body – when it comes to food and eating and who I should … Continue reading

  

What I Learnt During Eating Disorders Awareness Week

4Mar

I’m breathing a little sigh of relief today as it feels great to back in my normal blogging routine. As you may or may not have noticed, my slightly ambitious goal to post 7 days in a row for Eating … Continue reading

  

Eating Disorder Awareness Week – Day 1

24Feb

This week is a rather important week. If you don’t know already it’s  Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Mon 24th Feb – Sun 2nd March 2014) and I’ve made a provisional goal with myself to at least aim to post on … Continue reading

  

Flash of Wrath

18Feb

I had a little bit of wrath last week – or a flash of wrath as I like to call it. I’m not a particularly angry person, sure some things will piss me off but it’s only very certain subjects … Continue reading

  

Healthly self image

11Feb

Healthly self image: Danielle’s story about living with eating disorders. Today I’m starting off with some great news as I’m delighted to say that I am officially a blogger for the talkhealth partnership! My blog is now accessible through their … Continue reading

  

Slip Ups

4Feb

Today’s topic will be slip ups. Not that I’m wanting or intending to negate last weeks post about the beauty of freedom but the fact is that slip ups can happen, old behaviours can be returned to – however it’s … Continue reading

  

Freedom

28Jan

Since my last post landed on the same day of the week I’m aiming for a weekly Blogging Tuesday from now on. At the moment it’s the most reliable full day or afternoon off for me so I’m hoping to … Continue reading

  

I love this video. I love this speech. For me, it is one of the…

21Jan

I love this video. I love this speech. For me, it is one of the most inspiring talks I have heard.    When I started my blog, wrote my first post and revealed it publicly, inside my head I kept … Continue reading

  

Kindness

17Nov

The article I posted earlier felt particularly relevant today as I had been thinking this week about that urge, break or snap that happens when we have vowed to be ‘good’ and not touch the food, alcohol, cigarettes, whatever that … Continue reading

  

Kindness vs. Self-Flagellation: How to Address Eating Disorder Recovery

17Nov

Kindness vs. Self-Flagellation: How to Address Eating Disorder Recovery: Very relevant article on the power of being kind to yourself whilst in the midst of a cycle of negative behaviour. +481   

  

Thoughts on the Mannequin Debate

13Nov

Tonight I finally had the chance to catch up on the recording of the members debate at the Scottish Parliament which took place yesterday. I’m sure Members Debate is the more official, professional sounding title, but for my own purposes … Continue reading

  

Call for larger fashion mannequins

12Nov

Call for larger fashion mannequins: Today is potentially quite an interesting day on the topic of body image in Britain – I’m actually rather excited. An MSP by the name of Dennis Robertson is campaigning for a variety of different … Continue reading

  

Absence

25Oct

This is my first post in over 2 weeks – a fact that I am all too aware of and it’s been playing on my mind. I know I can blame my absence on reasons such as working a lot … Continue reading

  

Talking Point: Good to talk | Holyrood Magazine

10Oct

Talking Point: Good to talk | Holyrood Magazine: David Cameron joked about “the mental health lobby” with Andrew Marr at the Conservative conference. It was perhaps a reference to the storm on Twitter Here is the article I was talking … Continue reading

  

World Mental Health Day 2013

10Oct

So it’s World Mental Health Day – a fact I only realised late into this afternoon which makes me wonder why. Is it my own ignorance or has their not been enough focus on this day in general? Whatever the … Continue reading