diets

#EatingFreely – My Prawn “Carbonara” Recipe

Now – I know some of you will FREAK OUT when you see this meal. BUT, I want you to think about this: 1. All the ingredients are fresh, natural food. So your body can completely metabolise them all. You can also substitute bacon (grill your rashers then cut up into bite size pieces), or…

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#EatingFreely Day 1 – Perfect and Imperfect Planning…

#EatingFreely Day 1 Video from Eating Disorder Recovery on Vimeo. #Eating Freely – Day 1 Diary Notes Breakfast: Potato slices fried in coconut oil, with scrambled egg. Coffee. I cooked two large extra potatoes yesterday when I was making dinner, to have for breakfast this morning. Coconut oil is massively beneficial to our health so…

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#EatingFreely – A Daily Diary Experiment

OK, so I am going to try something new this week. I am going to report onto the page about how I am eating, and exercising, so you all have an opportunity to see how I live my mantra of eating freely, and feeling pretty much guilt free all the time – no matter how…

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Mindful Eating – #EDAW2017 Day 4

Day 4 of Eating Disorders Awareness Week. And again, my theme for this week is to Ditch the Diet, and Find Peace with Food. I am all about MINDFUL Eating – if you are eating mindfully, then it is hard to truly over eat or binge. One guidepost I use all the time with clients,…

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Dieting IS an Eating Disorder…. #EDAW2017 Day 1

It is Eating Disorders Awareness Week this week. I am honoured to have over 2,000 followers on my Facebook page, and I know that a percentage of those followers are ‘officially’ struggling with an Eating Disorder – by that I mean in recovery from Anorexia, or struggling with Bulimia or Binge Eating Disorder.   However, the…

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The Rise of the ‘Serial Dieter’ In Modern Life….

I was delighted to be interviewed by the Evening Echo newspaper here in Cork recently. The theme of the article is on the concept of ‘Serial Dieting’. So many of my clients, and women in general, are now trapped in a repeated cycle of diet/crash/binge/diet. Starting again every Monday. Starting again every January. Starting again…

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Dieting, Personal Readiness and…Neuroscience?

A client sent me a link to this TED talk yesterday following a therapy session.  During the session, we had a chat about it.  My client said “it was amazing how I just felt something ‘click’ when I listened to this talk, she has a really good graph that shows how just four healthy habits…

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Diet Advertising Reaches New Low (Low)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNAR5T_DSvs&w=560&h=315] Where do I even begin today, on this new ad? First, I will disclose that I was recently asked to participate in a focus group on the ad by the ad agency just before it was released, which I refused to do, as I would not agree to have my name associated with…

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