Tricks I Used to Overcome My Fear of Eating Out

Firstly, life is way too (insert swear word) short to miss out on eating with your family. One day the people you love aren’t going to be around and if you waste this short time you have with them and choose making your own “perfect” healthy salad over impromptu burgers by the beach.

The Gold at the End of the Rainbow

Now I want to preface that this post is not about a skinny girl complaining about how difficult it is to put on weight… hoo even I say. Rather I want to let you in on a story, which I personally think is never told.

Scaling Back

Scales to me now are as useless as a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest. What’s the point of them? It is not like anyone is going to notice if you have lost or gained a few hundred grams, but the effect it can have on your mood is immeasurable.

Sometimes it is Not About the Food

I now notice the love my Mum puts into the food she creates. For my Mum eating her food meant I loved her and by me not eating it meant I didn’t. From now on the choice is always obvious.

The Healthy Eating Disorder?

Every day for the past two years I have struggled with Orthorexia, an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy food. Here I want to share with you what it has been like and three things I wish everybody knew about it.

Things That Are Helping Me Find a More Balanced Life

After two years of waiting for that someone I realised that nothing was going to change if I did not change.

My Biggest Struggle

You see I had won the trifecta! Not only did I use to be a perfectionist, with a laser beam focus on becoming the healthiest person I could be, I was also a control freak, with a sprinkle of OCD to top it all off. Now please don’t all rush to be my friend!