Body shaming

Originally posted on apinchofsherbs's Blog:
“She’s too skinny!” “You need to put some weight on love!” “Get a few burgers down you, that’ll sort you out” “Have you seen how much weight she’s put on? She used to look so good” My real life job is to fight Eating Disorder voices, an Eating Disorder…

Maternal Mental Health

I’ve been a Specialist Mental Health Dietitian for a total of three years and a Mother for just over one year so writing this post seemed like a no-brainer (excuse the weak pun; pre-baby me would’ve Stephen Fry’d these throughout but post-baby me just points at things instead of going to the effort to find…

Body shaming

“She’s too skinny!” “You need to put some weight on love!” “Get a few burgers down you, that’ll sort you out” “Have you seen how much weight she’s put on? She used to look so good” My real life job is to fight Eating Disorder voices, an Eating Disorder Warrior if you will (I may…

Why the discrepancy? Mental Vs Physical health

Working as the lead in Mental Health Dietetics for the NHS constantly lends itself to striving for parity of esteem. I recently read a perfectly written post (link below) explaining how many people treat mental health conditions compared to physical health ones. While it’s wonderful that we’re finally starting to talk more openly about our…

Mental Health – Anxiety, Depression and Diet

1in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year (Mind, 2013). Mental illness encompasses a broad spectrum of conditions from anxiety (4.7 in 100 people) to schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. They can arise at any age, to any individual and can be triggered for many reasons including socio-economic, environmental, financial…

Eggs and cheese tapas

This tasty tapas treat takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, is cheap and filling! Great for all the family. Serves 6 6 x hard boiled eggs, cooled and shelled 3 tbsp grated cheddar cheese 1-2 tbsp mayonnaise 2 tbsp chives 1 fresh chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped Pepper to taste Lettuces leaves to serve…