Friday, April 27, 2018

Introduction to the Best Writing and Eating Disorder Blog on the Web ;)

I'm Hanne Arts and I'm twenty-one years old. I'm a student, bookworm, blogger, YouTuber and author. I started writing when I was about seven, developing an interest in mental health when I myself when through a difficult time in my life. I published my debut novel, JUST PERFECT, in December 2014.

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Q&A: Junk Food, Triggers & Overshoot

Welcome for a little lunch chat ft. me answering some of your most recent, most frequently asked anorexia/eating disorder recovery questions! If you have any more, unanswered queries, let me know in the comments and I'll try to answer them as soon as I'm all over and done with my exams.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Trying Out Strange New Snacks

After 3 failed attempts at filming, today I try out 3 new snacks (fried banana yoghurt with peanut butter; mug cakes; etc.) to expand my horizon. In anorexia recovery, it is not infrequent that people reach for the same foods and snacks, afraid to reach beyond the comfort zone and try out fear foods. So that's what I challenge you to do today: try new things and eat new foods. Don't submit to black and white thinking. No one food (group) is bad and no one food (group) is good. Keep experimenting and keep fighting!

Friday, March 2, 2018

How to best help someone with an ED? Are EDs glamorised? Book talk with author Hanne Arts

Happy Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and may you all kick anorexia in the butt!

This week I've tried to break the stigma around eating disorders. The reality is, eating disorders are not simply a desire to lose weight, to be skinny, or to restrict. They are not instigated to fit an image or an ideal, and they are not there to get attention. Eating disorders are a serious mental illness.

Friday, February 16, 2018

What We Eat (Anorexia Recovery) | Holidays & Vegan??

Food diary Friday, including a long honest talk on veganism in anorexia/eating disorder recovery. Is it helpful/beneficial to transition, or does it get in the way of genuine recovery? Am I personally (going) vegan??

Saturday, February 3, 2018

What We Eat (Anorexia Recovery) | Exams & Boyfriend

I tend to show you my vacation-time food pattern, but what happens to my meal plan once exam stress hits? What about when my vegan boyfriend is busy studying and needs some looking after? Today I'm casting you another day in the life -- exam & boyfriend edition!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Am I eating too much? + WHAT I EAT

Today I'm taking you on a food diary day in the life... studying for my exam! Except for actually eat, I also rant a bit about eating too much, and having to gobble down so much more than everyone else. Do ya feel me? Yeah, check it out ;)

Friday, January 5, 2018

6 Healthy Habits that Changed my Life

Want to start of your New Year with some amazing new healthy habits? Try these 6 habits, which have certainly transformed my life and made me much happier, more balanced and more energized!