Managing Social Situations When You Have ARFID

When you have ARFID, something as simple as a social gathering can be really difficult because more often than not, food is involved. I wanted to explain a few times when being social with ARFID was difficult and take a look at some ways that it can be made easier!

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Safe Foods When You Have ARFID: Junk or a Lifeline?

Safe foods are a completely individual preference so to say that people who struggle with ARFID only eat junk food is a very broad statement that is honestly, completely incorrect. In this post I’m going to look into the idea of safe foods a little more, what they are and why they’re important. I’m also going to be addressing the question - do healthy safe foods exist?

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How To Deal With ARFID Negativity

No matter what you’re dealing with, there’s always those that like to bring their negativity to your door. This is especially true when it comes to ARFID. There is a lot of conversation as to whether ARFID is a real thing or if it’s simply an excuse for ‘picky eating’. Here's a few tips on how to deal with the naysayers!

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Cooking is a Challenge When You Have ARFID

A big struggle that people with ARFID face is their lack of knowledge in the kitchen! We typically have little reason to adventure into the wonderful world of cooking. This can mean that we’re often left questioning even the simplest of things. Well, I’m going to let you in on the secret of why cooking when you struggle with ARFID can be such a challenge!

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Why Adults With ARFID Need To Be Seen!

The infantilisation of ARFID means there is a lack of resources for adults dealing with the disorder every day. I’m here as a 26-year-old woman, telling you that avoidant restrictive food intake disorder is NOT just a children’s disorder. It affects so many adults too.

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7 Helpful Ways to Support Someone With ARFID

Do you have someone in your life that’s dealing with ARFID? Or do you have it yourself and you’re looking for the perfect resources to show relatives, friends, or your partner? I know first hand that trying to get someone in your life to understand ARFID can be difficult. So here’s 7 helpful ways that others can support those of us with ARFID!

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