International Conference for Eating Disorders

International Conference for Eating Disorders

June 21, 2017

Kiera, Marita, and Alanah recently attended the International Conference for Eating Disorders (ICED), hosted by the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED), in Prague. Marita also presented a measure she has recently developed in conjunction with CFIH dietitian, Kate Pollard; ‘the Eating for Muscularity Scale’. Marita and Kate hope the scale will better enable medical and … Read More

Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders Annual Conference

Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders Annual Conference

June 21, 2017

Kiera, Marita and Alanah will all be presenting at this year’s annual Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders (ANZAED) conference in Sydney, this September. Kiera will be presenting an oral presentation on “Why Diets Fail”; aimed at improving society’s understanding of obesity, reducing weight-stigma, and exploring alternatives to weight loss for improving health; physically … Read More

7 Fun Ways To Celebrate Exercise Right Week

7 Fun Ways To Celebrate Exercise Right Week

May 28, 2017

Take a yoga or meditation class together: We live in a society where there is so much external stimulus and noise that it can be really beneficial to take some time out. Meditation and low intensity sitting or lying movements are a great way to allow people to focus on the present moment. Hit the … Read More

International No Diet Day

International No Diet Day

May 5, 2017

At the heart of International No Diet Day is the celebration of body acceptance. In a society that is fixated on appearance and size, this day helps us refocus on what is truly important – a healthy lifestyle and self love. In celebrating International No Diet Day, participants are encouraged to: • Challenge the idea … Read More

‘Eat Less and Move More’: Inaccurate? Or, accurate but unattainable?

‘Eat Less and Move More’: Inaccurate? Or, accurate but unattainable?

February 14, 2017

In the most recent National Health Survey, over 2.3 million Australian adults reported being on a diet to lose weight. Reviews of the dieting literature, however, consistently report that 95 percent of dieters regain the lost weight within a few years, with two-thirds regaining more weight than they initially lost. Despite this, the recommendations remain … Read More

This year, make it your year for sustainable health

This year, make it your year for sustainable health

January 10, 2017

With the New Year here, it is inevitable that many of us get excited about the opportunity for a fresh start and another chance to achieve those unfulfilled resolutions. If you’re a female aged between 8 and 80, living in Western society then it’s likely you’ve thought about losing weight. It’s also likely that you’re … Read More

What to do when diets fail

What to do when diets fail

January 10, 2017

Many of our clients have discovered that dieting and excessive exercise to lose weight do not work. In 95% of cases, dieting actually leads to weight gain, rather than weight loss. Many of these clients can feel lost and confused, as they want to improve their health yet they don’t know what to do. In … Read More

Enjoying the Christmas Season

Enjoying the Christmas Season

December 15, 2016

It’s that crazy time of year again when you find yourself constantly celebrating another year with Christmas drinks and festive feasts. We are often faced with many challenges and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Here’s a taste of our Dietitian’s top 5 tips to not just survive the Christmas season, but to enjoy it. 1. … Read More

Radiance Screening

Radiance Screening

September 1, 2016

Special movie screening during: Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Brisbane’s Eating Disorders Network (EDN) is hosting a special screening of Embrace: The Documentary as part of Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week, 5-11th September. Details: WHAT: Body Image and Eating Disorders Week; Embrace: The Documentary screening and Q&A with an expert panel. … Read More

How to get a stranger (or your partner) to fall in love with you.

How to get a stranger (or your partner) to fall in love with you.

July 20, 2016

Psychologist, Arthur Aron, succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory by having them ask and answer a set of increasingly intimate and personal questions with one another. Regardless of whether you’re single or have been married for 30+ years, have a go at the questions with someone in your life whom … Read More

Can healthy eating become an unhealthy obsession?

Can healthy eating become an unhealthy obsession?

July 20, 2016

Although not yet a formally recognised diagnosis, the notion of ‘Orthorexia’ is certainly a very real and concerning one. Literally meaning “fixation on righteous eating”, those with orthorexia are described as being obsessed with healthy eating. With all the hype about gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, organic, grain-free, vegetarianism, etc it’s no wonder that many are left … Read More

Slowwww Downnnn

Slowwww Downnnn

July 16, 2016

I often have people ask me HOW to LIKE running (in the way that I like it). First of all, I’m a psychologist, not a magician. I have tools I can teach you but no tricks to bestow upon you. Secondly, I LIKE running because I am ME. It suits my hyperactive, high-strung, over-aroused temperament. … Read More