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Awareness,  Top 5 Friday

Top 5 Friday. . . well top 3 really

It’s Friday & to celebrate, I’m going to share of the best posts I’ve read this week. My daughter is still on holidays so I’ve been a bit time-poor this week so I’ll only be sharing 3 posts this week.

These posts are around the same theme I’ve looked at this week which is mental health & disordered eating, specifically binge eating. These are posts that I can relate to & that really show that disordered eating can be beaten. There is hope.

The first one I want to jump into is Self-Care Sunday #7: combatting Stressful Binge Eating. This post by BiblioNyan is about her personal struggle with stress eating & how she is overcoming it. This is a personal post written in an honest, casual & relatable way. There is some swearing so if that sort of thing offends you then don’t read this one, personally I like it. It’s obviously the way she talks to it feels really genuine. I like this one a lot.

In their post Depression, loneliness, and the Road to Unhealthy Eating, Insane 100 discusses ways to manage eating habits when you are feeling lonely. In my experience, both depression & binge eating lead to social isolation so loneliness is a common theme. In this post, the writer talks about how they’ve helped depressed clients work through their problems & change their thought patterns – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – to overcome their depression thus overcoming disordered eating behaviours. It’s an interesting read that makes a lot of sense.

realtalkwithemina discusses her own personal journey of diet & mental health in her post How I Overcame My Eating Disorder (trigger warning). She describes binge eating & how it feels. This is a raw & honest retelling of how she felt prior to diagnosis, how she felt after & all the way through to recovery. This was a really lovely post with a happy ending. Well worth a read, especially if you are young & dealing with mental health issues that are impacting your diet.

Well, that’s it. My 5 favourite posts on mental health & binge eating.

Let me know if you read any of these or if you have any great recommendations for me to read.

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I’m Kath, qualified nutritionist & personal trainer. I believe a personalised, flexibile approach to gaining physical & mental well-being is necessary for achieving sustainable lifestyle changes that support both these aspects of health. In the near future I will be offering a range of nutrition & lifestyle education services designed to gain the life my clients want in a way that works for them.

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