Dieting is merely controlled starvation. Our body does not like to be starved and much prefers to sitting happily in homeostasis, and will therefore start up a range of physical mechanisms to slow weight loss. Your body’s self-defence mechanism Once you start to restrict energy your body goes into high alert and turns on self-defence mechanisms. Though we live well in the 21st century our … Continue reading How your body secretly fights back against restriction
What do you think about when you hear the word binge? You might think of someone sitting down to eat three whole pizzas, followed by a milkshake and a sundae. Or you might think of someone going to the shop and buying $40 worth of lollies to eat in one sitting? What about the word compensate, is that something you have thouight about and if … Continue reading Why “Time to Burn off those Calories” is the worst Fitness Advice ever.
You may have heard about this thing called diet culture. But what it is and who does it affect?How do you know if you’re stuck in the Diet culture con? What is the current diet definition? The diet definition is currently “Diet is the sum of food consumed by a person” however in current terms this is far far from the truth. Your diet is … Continue reading The Diet Culture Con
There has been more and more interest in the news about the prevalence and rise of Eating disorders and disordered eating. So what exactly is disordered eating? What things should we be looking out for and should we be worried? Firstly I want to break a couple of myths around Eating disorders and disordered eating. Myth 1: Unfortunately what is often portrayed in the media … Continue reading What is Disordered Eating?
Our eating habits are not black and white, nor are they linear they sit on a spectrum from a healthy relationship with food and normal eating patterns all the way to the other end of the spectrum for diagnosed eating disorders. The good news is we are slowly starting to talk about the impact of disordered eating, the bad news is from my experience working … Continue reading So you just ate 1 Litre of Ben and Jerry’s in under three minutes? Understanding why we Binge