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 […]


A well-nourished body and rest are needed to develop the strength and endurance needed to perform at an optimum level. With eating disorders affecting about one in 20 Australians, studies show that female athletes are twice as likely to develop anorexia. Coaches and managers need to have an understanding of these issues in order to […]


The benefits of physical activity for mental health are well researched. But at what point does exercise become excessive, to the point when high levels of anxiety are experienced when planned exercise is delayed? When is exercise contraindicated for particular eating disorders and associated compensatory behaviours? Read more in my latest article: The benefits of […]