Frequently Asked Questions
We have provided some FAQs about the course below. If you don’t see an answer to your question, please contact us here.
Yes, please do! Any form of disordered eating, whether a full blown eating disorder or not, needs to be addressed before it gets out of control. tastelife will help you to understand the causes of your difficulties around food and help you to get to grips with them.
No, most definitely not! At tastelife we welcome people with all eating disorders and you are very unlikely to feel out of place.
The founders of tastelife had children suffering from eating disorders themselves, so know how difficult and frightening it is to watch your child suffer from something which is so hard to understand. You will find it enlightening and comforting to meet other carers in the same situation. The course material for one of the sessions is written entirely with the carer in mind.
Everyone under the age of 16 has to be accompanied by an adult. This could be someone other than your parents who knows you really well as long as they are over 18 and will commit to coming on the course with you every week. However, if you can manage to admit your problems, thee is no doubt that the road to recovery is far easier when your parents begin to understand what you are going through and how to help you get better.
If you are currently counseling someone with an eating disorder, we can make an occasional exception but we would prefer you use one of our day courses for professionals as CPD or come on our residential training to lead the tastlife course in your area.
We know it is more unusual for men to suffer from eating disorders but it is sadly becoming more common particularly amongst sports enthusiasts. We have had male sufferers who have found it very helpful, since the material is equally appropriate for them. In addition, we often have fathers, partners or boyfriends who are concerned for someone with an eating disorder so you are unlikely to be the only man.