Disclaimers For Digital Altering do Nothing For Our Wellbeing

The Royal Society for Public Health has suggested that disclaimer labels should be included alongside digitally altered images. A recent study by Livingston, Holland and Fardouly investigated whether disclaimers about photo editing could provide some relief for our Instagram wellbeing. ⁣⁣They showed participants Instagram photos of a thin, attractive woman that had been edited. Some… Read More Disclaimers For Digital Altering do Nothing For Our Wellbeing

Exercise Calories? Sounds Disordered to Me.

CW: calorie counts, disordered eating behaviour, weight-centric views of health. Recent research carried out at Loughborough University proposes that food packaging should display Exercise Calories. They want to show how much energy we should burn after eating something, with the intention of making us eat less. The researchers told the BBC: “It’s about educating the… Read More Exercise Calories? Sounds Disordered to Me.

Weight Loss Transformations are Old News

Celebrity weight loss has been a big news hitter over the weekend, with Gemma Collins and Adele both being reported to have “slimmed down” and look “unrecognisable”.⁣ ⁣⁣{CW: Tabloid weight loss tips mentioned} ⁣⁣⁣Coincidentally, both women are also reported to have had recent and fairly public break-ups. Stressful life experiences such as breakups can sometimes… Read More Weight Loss Transformations are Old News

Should I Eat Plant-Based? – Considering a Vegan Diet in ED Recovery

In 2019, it’s hard to miss the endless proclamations of how plant-based diets can benefit our lives. Climate scientists are urging people to eat less meat in a bid to save the planet. Celebrities such as Beyoncé are touting countless vegan diet plans. Some days you can barely walk in the street without seeing ethically… Read More Should I Eat Plant-Based? – Considering a Vegan Diet in ED Recovery

If You Care About Their Health, Stop Talking About Their Weight

CW: Discussion of weight bias/fatphobia throughout. It’s a miserable but realistic assumption that whenever someone in a larger body dares to exist in the world, some unwelcome troll will chime in with some irrelevant mention of that person’s health. This is not limited to the virtual kind – it extends to strangers in the street… Read More If You Care About Their Health, Stop Talking About Their Weight