#thinideal Tag

I spoke at an International Women's Day event last week. It was a reasonably large event and I started by stating that 'statistically there were over 15 people currently in the room who have an eating disorder'. I talked about the secrecy surrounding eating disorders and...

As part of a ‘new corporate strategy’ Weightwatchers in the US, has announced it will be promoting free memberships to teens aged 13 - 17years old. Weightwatchers claim it will "help the development of healthy habits at a critical life stage". I would argue that...

Managing clients with eating disorders and obesity is a tough job! Its made almost fruitless without addressing the biochemical imbalances they are experiencing because of their condition. Good mental health, behavioural change and emotional reframing rely on restoring the body's ability to produce and react to...

This is my body! It has some medical problems. I treated it badly for 30 years and its fighting back! Feeding my emotions with food and alcohol instead of love and acceptance has made my body heavy and tired. My back has been painful, my gallbladder...

  The sign-up numbers for gym membership increase by about 15% in the first month of the year, so your local gym will be warming up this week in order to sell, as it does every year,  the idea of obtaining the perfect body. We know that...

Ever wonder why your partner eats too much, even when you warn him or her not to? It could be precisely because your admonitions put your partner into a state of reactance, causing them to go against your advice just to prove their independence. Reactance is...