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Ep 057: Has My Child Got an Eating Disorder?

It is estimated 1.25 million people have an eating disorder in the U.K. and the data is pretty similar worldwide. Eating disorders are a mental health condition where you use the control of food to cope with feelings and other situations.

Unhealthy eating behaviours may include eating too much or too little or worrying about your weight or body shape.

The key, in my view, is being able to pick up on the early warning signs, so support and intervention can be put in place before it becomes an established disorder. In this episode I talk through the top 7 patterns of behaviour to look out for.

If you’ve been affected by the content in this episode, you can access further information and support via BEAT EATING DISORDERS – THE UK’S EATING DISORDER CHARITY


Here are the highlights: 

(01:44) From anorexia to bulimia – what is an eating disorder? 

(05:16) The warning signs of eating disorders 

(07:08) Brene Brown and guilt vs shame 

(11:50) Mechanisms of control 

(16:47) Body confidence and self-criticism 

(22:42) Role modelling positive relationships with food


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