Sometimes it is hard to believe that others feel like you do and have moved past this stage and on with their lives!
I think that the web has some amazing supports in the form of blogs and on line support groups! The web can be a tricky one to navigate and not all are focused on recovery!
There a few below ( I admit they need updating. For some more up to date ideas have a look who I follow on Facebook and Instagram). Hopefully you can relate to one or two that may give you that 'pep talk' you need no matter the time of day or night!!
Please note I update the Eat Love Live Facebook page much more regularly then the website!
Much of the Western world has gone food & fitness mad and our mission is to counter all the hype and promote a healthy enjoyment of all food and encourage exercise for enjoyment, not punishment. Our huge following supports our belief that many people are tired of all the hype, food rules, dieting and focus on weight loss and looking lean and are craving balance which is exactly what we offer!
It’s not WHAT you eat, it’s HOW you eat that determines your health.
To understand more about this, please join our movement by liking our Moderation Movement Facebook page and encourage your friends and family to also join by sharing posts from the Moderation Movement. Together we can counter the current trend toward more and more extreme views on what constitutes healthy eating and fitness.
We can also be found on Instagram @moderationmovement and twitter @ModerationMvmt.
The purpose of this blog is to give you the latest nutrition research and controversies discussed in straight forward language, distilling out what you need to know for your better health. Written by Tim Crowe who is an Associate Professor in Nutrition within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University and also an Accredited Practising Dietitian. His teaching areas are in nutritional physiology and biochemistry, as well as the applied role of nutrition in disease prevention and management, particularly obesity, diabetes and cancer.
A Healthy Paradigm (AHP) provides information and services focussing on health, exercise, diet and body image. AHP uses a Health at Every Size (R) approach; this suggests health is about much more than body weight or shape. It’s multidimensional and considers physical, social, mental and emotional health. It’s influenced by our genetics and by our past and current behaviours; some of these factors we can control, others we can’t. So let’s try for a new and healthy paradigm, try something shocking – develop positive, healthy behaviours, exercise because your body and mind loves it, eat mindfully (yes that might include salad one day and chocolate the next!) and allow your body to settle at it’s healthiest and happiest weight. You might just be surprised.
Body Positive Australia incorporates Counselling, Nutrition, Consultancy, Group-based therapy, Yoga and Retreats.
At Body Positive Australia we are passionate about health & wellbeing - and that it's possible at a variety of shapes and sizes. We are proud supporters of the Health At Every Size (HAES) paradigm and put the wellbeing of our clients and groups first and foremost. In our group and individal therapy our goal is to support and guide you through your recovery using the best treatments currently available. Our unique approach is underpinned by a belief that compassion, empathy and a sense of humour are key components on the journey to recovery.
Body Positive Australia is Sarah & Fiona, originally from the RIPE Group (founded 2003), which is a treatment service for people with Eating & Dieting Disorders & difficulties with Body Image and Self Esteem. We offer support, education and therapy for individuals, groups and communities.
Body Positive Australia includes a number of different services, including Counselling, Nutrition, RIPE Group therapy, Yoga and Body Positive Retreats. We are active in the Body Positive Community and offer education to individuals and groups in the community who are aiming to provide an environment where all shapes and sizes are welcome, accepted and respected. RIPE Group is a small treatment service for those struggling with eating, dieting and body issues. We offer individual therapy and a 14 week structured group treatment program. The program is run by Fiona Sutherland and Sarah Harry.
HAES Health http://www.haeshealth.com/
"Have fun, be curious and keep playing with your food" Health At Every Size® is just that, it's about discovering the many ways to achieve health and what that means for you no matter your size, age or ability! Follow me on twitter @HAEScoach
This blog is for women and men alike and is dedicated to the process of learning how to eat the way we were intended to – no rules, no restrictions, just good old fashioned intuition.
Appetite: a natural desire to satisfy a bodily need, especially for food.
Honour: to regard with great respect, to fulfill. [Oxford Dictionary]
The Eating Guidelines
(as developed by author Geneen Roth)
We’ve been told for too long that we can’t trust our own body and its instincts; but the truth is our body has one goal: self-preservation. It knows what size it needs to be at to be healthy. It knows how much it needs to eat in order to get there. It knows what it wants. Stop. Listen. Trust.
This blog supports:
Remember: Your body is your ally, it is NOT your enemy*. It’s time to start trusting our bodies and to stop listening to the lies the diet industry is telling us. It’s time to starthonouring appetitie. No more restricting. No more calorie tracking. No more dieting. No more captivity. Intuitive Eating is freedom.
This webpage has been set up to support dietitians to learn about and start using the non-diet approach with their patients and clients.
The National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) is an initiative of the federal Department of Health and Ageing. It is a collaboration of people and organisations with an expertise and / or interest in the mental illness of eating disorders. The Collaboration forms a nationally consistent evidence based ‘voice’ on eating disorders. The NEDC brings together experts in the field of eating disorders, individuals from a range of healthcare and research sectors, and people with a lived experience of an eating disorder.
Through the contribution of its members, the NEDC has the resources to provide the information to lead the way in addressing eating disorders in Australia. This is the first time in Australia that such a strategic, coordinated and collaborative approach has been taken on the issue of eating disorders.
A key outcome of the NEDC project is to reach young people and their families, and others at risk of eating disorders to provide them with access to evidence based, consistent information through avenues such as schools, the media and health service providers.
My mission is to be a voice in recovery. To create a place where those can find and use their voice in their own recovery. This is about sharing, learning, finding support. What does recovery look like to you? What does recovery feel like? What are the struggles? What are the achievements? Lets create a place where we can talk about what recovery is. Often I am asked how long I have been in recovery, what struggles have i faced, is this normal, is this relapse, etc.
Getting help for an eating disorder can be frustrating and often seems impossible. But it IS possible to have COMPLETE recovery from all types of eating disorders.
I have recovered from all manifestations of an eating disorder, am a NORMAL eater, maintain a healthy weight and do not obsess about food, weight or diets.
This site aims to share that experience, to help you on your journey and to educate on how to become a NORMAL eater again, be rid of eating disorders for good and no longer be a slave to the obsession.
Two Whole Cakes is a blog written by Lesley Kinzel(late of fatshionista.com), a mouthy fat broad who deals in body politics, social justice activism, and pop culture criticism, all from a feminist-flavored perspective.
Abstaining for 40 days from negative thinking about body, appearance and achievements
Following a successful career in marketing, Melinda Hutchings made the bold decision to move on from her corporate role and focus on becoming a writer in order to use her knowledge and personal experience to help young people believe in themselves.
Dr. Dana Udall-Weiner, a licensed psychologist and mother of two. This blog includes action-oriented advice and musings on food, family, culture, and just about anything else my meandering, sleep-deprived mind can find to overanalyze.
The goal of BodyAwareGrieving.com is to help people who are going through tough life changes stay safe and well while they are in transition. The practical, health-focused, healing techniques being shared here can be utilized in most any difficult situation.
Sociological Images: Seeing is Believing is designed to encourage all kinds of people to exercise and develop their sociological imagination by presenting brief sociological discussions of compelling and timely imagery that spans the breadth of sociological inquiry.
The Truth About Mothering-The Good, The Bad, and the funny!
This website is for all you parents out there who want to discuss the real ins and outs of being a mom. We will discuss the moments, days, feelings, and experiences that most moms don't usually share with anyone but their closest friends. Almost every mom I've met has said that no one ever told her what it's really like to be a parent
This site will mainly be about fat acceptance and body size acceptance in general and some other stuff here and there whenever I feel like it.
Check out the website of the fantastic website of author Jenni Schafer; you can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
A network to link you in to Online Supports
A healthy living blog about my journey toward balance for body, mind, and spirit.
I started this blog with my friend Maggie after having a lot of conversations with her about how we think about our appearances. And after I ate some seriously delicious chocolate cake. Cake is pretty inspirational. I highly recommend it.
I think it's absolutely absurd that I, or any other woman, should have to waste time feeling unattractive.........
Elizabeth and Stephanie are dietetic student in Boston with a fantastic blog celebrating bodies.
An organization for young women who emotionally eat or obsess about food and their bodies, founded by health editor and former binge eater Sunny Sea Gold. Get help, support, tips, and a little bit of food sanity right here. You're not alone!
We Are The Real Deal (aka WATRD) launched in July 2009 by Heather Blessington (aka mamaV). The goal of this body image focused blog is to provide a space where women of all shapes, sizes, colors, lifestyles, opinions, and beliefs on can come together to talk, bang heads, rant and rave. Here you will find the latest news on eating disorders, get the scoop on Hollywood weight sagas, and hear from a wide range of individuals on their personal struggles with body image.
Medicinal Marzipan - Learning to Love your body One Day at a Time
Medicinal Marzipan is a blog about body image and unconditional self love, as well as learning to lead a positive and authentic life. Frequent topics include healthy living, body image, love, relationships, sex, and compulsive eating. If a blog was a room, Medicinal Marzipan would be a really comfortable living room or a front porch - where there is an abundance of coffee, love, and sometimes a little gossip about the neighbors.
A Blog worth having a look at - see their Blurb below.
We are the beautiful people. All women. Every one of us. And that's amazing.
Own Your Beauty is a groundbreaking, year-long movement bringing women together to change the conversation about what beauty means. Our mission: to encourage and remind grown women that it is never too late to learn to love one's self and influence the lives of those around us - our mothers, friends, children, neighbors. We can shift our minds and hearts and change the path we follow in the pursuit of authentic beauty.
A website and magazine written by girls for girls!
Faces of Beauty is on a mission to celebrate the incredible and unique beauty in all of us. It throws off the societal pressures to look a certain way and gives an opportunity to share what we love about ourselves.
The hope is that Faces of Beauty will help start a revolution of men, women, and children learning to love themselves just as they are!
I have just come across the very like minded Sydney based company Bodymatters and think that their work, philosophies and blog is great!