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Understanding Eating Disorders

The dangers of misinformation using AI Chatbots for eating disorder help

What is AI?Disadvantages of ChatGPT and chat boxes?Are chat boxes triggering for people with eating disorders?Will AI technology be a replacement for therapy?How to get help from a qualified humanFinal ThoughtsContact Jenny Tomei What is AI? Basically, AI is when computers are able to do something similar to the human brain, such as understanding, synthesising and producing information.Many professions, including…
June 7, 2023
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Why are so many amateur Athletes copying how professionals live and train

Podcast Episode Description Renee McGregor is a leading Sports Dietician specialising in Eating Disorders, REDs, The Female Athlete, athlete health and performance. Renee has extensive experience of working in clinical and performance nutrition including the Olympic games in London (2012), Rio (2016) and the Commonwealth games (2018). In this episode we speak about why are so many amateur athletes trying…
May 24, 2023
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Understanding Eating Disorders

Tips On How To Deal With Calories Going On Menus

Calories will be on menus when visiting restaurants, cafes and takeaways with more than 250 employees. Many people will be supportive of such a policy, however the benefits of putting calories on menus has still yet to be proven. Putting calories on menus may promote obsessive calorie counting, and can maintain restrictive eating patterns, and heighten eating disorder behaviours by…
April 13, 2022
Understanding Eating Disorders

BBC Radio London Interview

Last week I was invited to speak with Claira Hermet on her BBC Radio London Show. As someone who in the past has suffered from Bulimia nervosa, we spoke for approximately 10 minutes on the rise in mental health issues and the crisis of disordered eating facing young people today, particularly in the wake of COVID. The episode can be…
February 1, 2022
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Understanding Eating Disorders

Understanding the different types of eating disorders

Eating disorders are a serious mental illness that can have a significant effect on your health and well-being. The term refers to a complex potentially life treating condition, characterised by disturbances in eating, emotional and psychological distress and physical symptoms. Eating Disorders can be seen as a way of coping with emotional distress, or as a symptom of other underlying…
September 21, 2021
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Understanding Eating Disorders

What is disordered eating?

And how is it different from an 'eating disorder'? It's so important to know the difference between these two terms, as they can sometimes be used interchangeably when, in fact, they represent two very different issues. There are various ways that you could be said to have  ‘disordered eating’, yet still NOT have an eating disorder. Disordered Eating could mean anything…
September 20, 2021