Eating Disorders Awareness Week: GPs are the gate keepers to life-saving support

I’ve had some form of an eating disorder since aged 11. But I wasn’t diagnosed until later into my teens. When I first went to my GP, in my early teens, I was told that I looked “fit and healthy,”!so there wasn’t anything to be concerned about. Yes the “making myself sick” was not normal but … More Eating Disorders Awareness Week: GPs are the gate keepers to life-saving support

Total Fitness: Why you should get your whole family in the gym #SP

I have never been to a gym like it. On entering I saw a woman on the stepper with a pram and baby by her side. Kids were laughing away on the rowing machines.  And there were mums and kids getting ready for the swimming pool, inside the large changing areas where there are special … More Total Fitness: Why you should get your whole family in the gym #SP

MasterChef recipe: Frittatas for the whole family 

MasterChef star Chris Hale aka my husband shares his secrets to make quick, healthy and tasty food for the whole family… Mini frittatas: Most of us have fallen off the New Year health-kick bandwagon by now. So, I thought the perfect anecdote would be a delicious recipe for a healthy, varied breakfast you can prepare … More MasterChef recipe: Frittatas for the whole family 

Total Fitness: Win a month’s membership for your family #Competition #Giveaway

Fancy a health kick this new year? Does your family want to get fit? Well read on or watch here as I’m giving away a free family gym pass for a whole month. I have teamed up with northern gym chain Total Fitness because they offer a range of fun, educational and active classes and … More Total Fitness: Win a month’s membership for your family #Competition #Giveaway

Be Real Body Image Pledge: Beauty comes from within, not from the media 

A top TV presenter refuses to look at the media’s “sidebar of shame” and the press as we are all too often comparing and judging one another.  Davina McCall was speaking at MumsNet’s blogging conference #BlogFest16 in which she explained how we all tend to post our best photos on social media rather than the … More Be Real Body Image Pledge: Beauty comes from within, not from the media 

10 things NOT to say to someone with an Eating Disorder

There’s nothing my eating disorder (ED) detests more than this season of indulgence – drinking, eating and partying to excess. And not a lot of exercising. Most people’s heaven, but my hell. So please don’t make it any worse for us folk recovering/suffering from an eating disorder by saying these common phrases… (I know you … More 10 things NOT to say to someone with an Eating Disorder

**Trigger warning self-harm:** To the girl with the cuts on her arm… 

I hope you don’t mind me saying but I noticed the scars on your arm, from what looks like years of self-harm. I could tell that you were trying to hide them, as I have always done with my scars. But most people won’t notice, it is only because I have been there too. You … More **Trigger warning self-harm:** To the girl with the cuts on her arm… 

Breastfeeding uncovered: how I went from being an embarrassed young mum to breastfeeding live on national tv

The pre-mum me could never have imagined that she would have kids young and she would’ve spat out her soy latte whilst choking on her gluten-free granola, if she’d seen the future of her breastfeeding… let alone breastfeeding live on national television.  Ok so here goes… I wasn’t born an earth mother, I was born … More Breastfeeding uncovered: how I went from being an embarrassed young mum to breastfeeding live on national tv

Fussy eaters: When I went live on national TV… BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show… #VictoriaLive

Some of our children’s “fussy eating” habits are largely down to genetics according to researchers from University College London. I was invited on to the Victoria Derbyshire show on BBC Two on Friday morning to talk about how we overcame fussy eating in our family. ( My 22month-old Arianna also came on TV with me … More Fussy eaters: When I went live on national TV… BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show… #VictoriaLive