Eating Disorders and Implications for the Fitness Industry

I had the honour of presenting a 90min lecture at Filex 2017 on “Identifying and Managing Clients with Eating Disorders in the Fitness Industry”. One of the participants at the end of the session asked why every trainer was not in the session. Her daughter had signed up for a 12-week body transformation challenge, and […]

Perfectionism and Eating Disorders

Perfectionism in psychology is defined as a personality trait in which a person strives for ‘flawlessness’. This striving is accompanied by setting high performance standards, being self-critical and a concern for what other’s perceptions of you are. The Positives and Negatives of Perfectionism The positive side of this personality trait is that it can motivate a […]

Flexible Dieting and Eating Disorders

Recovery from an eating disorder or disordered eating involves so much more than just addressing diet. They are such complex issues often involving comorbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and substance abuse. At the centre of any eating disorder is a person who is trying to feel some sense of value. Adherence to […]

Recovery: The Heart of the Matter

If I could sum up what recovery from an eating disorder or any other kind of addictive behaviour looks like in just a few words it would be “Freedom to love who you are”. I believe I am correct in saying that most of us want to be loved unconditionally, yet we place conditions on […]