Do I Have an Eating Disorder? Do you have a love/hate relationship with food or eating? Do you have an intense fear of putting on weight or getting fat (regardless of your body shape or appearance)? With so much social pressure on how we look, your self-worth may be based on how thin you are. Other signs include severely restricting your calorie intake by regular dieting or fasting, exercising excessively, vomiting after eating or using laxatives and diuretics. When your negative thoughts and feelings about your body image starts to control your life, you may have an eating disorder. Eating disorders can be dangerous and even life-threatening; interfering with your physical, psychological and social functioning. There are three common types of Eating Disorders including Bulimia […]
At the heart of the struggle with Bulimia Nervosa is an extreme focus and worry about weight and body shape, with a person’s sense of self and judgements of self-worth dependant on achieving a particular body shape and weight ideals. Thoughts often involve themes of low self-esteem; being dissatisfied with body image and need for perfection. A person with bulimia can experience cognitive distortions very intensely and frequently: All or Nothing Thinking e.g. “I can eat the whole box of chocolates or none at all” Overgeneralisation e.g. “When I ate carbohydrates I was fat, so I can’t eat them at all” Magnification or minimisation e.g. “If others notice I’ve gained weight, I can’t go out” Disqualifying the positives: “When they say I look healthy, they really […]
Regular exercise such as walking, cycling, yoga and weights training is important to keep our body functioning at an optimal level. Living an active life helps to keep fresh blood circulating around our body and regulate the chemicals in our brain.
“I’m fine” your child grumps at you – but you know they’re not.
So how do you know if what they are experiencing is serious or not when they don’t talk to you?! This blog will take the guessing work out of it and provide you with the top 7 signs to look out for that might suggest your child could be depressed.
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“Here we are again, arguing about the same issues. When will you listen to what I’m saying? You never understand my point of view. I can’t do this anymore. If you’re not going to change we may as well end this now.”