Infuse Issue 13 May 2021 - Page 15

bananas , cake , pasta ). “ The feedback was really positive … Members who joined the challenge said it was just so reassuring to see someone who had a normal relationship with food eat … I ’ ve had so many people tell me their life has changed … and that ’ s why I love working in this area , because of the impact you can make on someone ’ s life ,” said Talia .
Eating disorders can affect anyone of any shape , size , age , gender or race , so it ’ s important to never make assumptions . In Talia ’ s eyes , “ everyone has a relationship with food , so it is important for all dietitians to become more aware of disordered eating , regardless of what clinical area you work in ... I think normal eating is becoming harder to find .”

“ There ’ s limited role models out there online showing what a normal relationship with food is .”

The good news is it ’ s entirely possible to recover from an eating disorder . “ If we can treat an eating disorder within two to three years , there is higher chance of recovery ... About 50 per cent will fully recover , 30 per cent will improve and 20 per cent remain chronically ill … it ’ s a lot better than what people think ,” explained Talia .
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