How to talk to your tweens and teens about growth

This is my middle child when she was 8 or 9 and had ‘faltering growth’. She’s always been super skinny (it’s her natural body type), but she got really skinny, lost 6% of her body weight, felt the cold all the time, got sick nearly every week and took weeks to recover. Many GP and…

Body Positive Resources

In the media we are shown are very narrow view of what ‘beauty’ is and what the human body looks like. Studies show that only seeing white, thin, able bodied conventionally beautiful + photo shopped images increases rates of depression, anxiety, low self esteem and low self worth, even after only 15 minutes a day…

Orthorexia

Do you or someone you know worry about eating healthily? Ever been over-occupied with “clean eating” or a restrictive eating plan? Do your eating worries stop you from enjoying food and social outings with friends and family? Orthorexia is an unhealthy obsession with food. It’s not an official eating disorder or diagnosis, but it is…

Conversations I’ve had with my daughters

Conversation’s I’ve had with my daughters this week about my body: Conversation #1 Miss 8: Mum your tummy is wrinkly like an old mans face Me: Of course it is. I. Had. THREE. Kids! That means my stomach stretched out three times and now my skin is loose. This is a normal mummy tummy! Conversation…

What’s a healthy body weight?

A patient said to me: “I want to be a healthy weight.” Me to patient: “What makes you think you aren’t already?” 👭A healthy weight will vary for each person and for each of us, at different times of our lives. A lot of us get fixated on a certain number, but the truth of…