Saturday, December 31, 2016

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

I'm Hanne Arts and I'm nineteen 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.

In the tabs above you can navigate through my site. By clicking "About," you'll learn more about me; by clicking "Table of Contents" you'll be provided with an easy-to-navigate page of my previous posts. Don't hesitate to leave any comments, and be sure to subscribe and connect with me on social media!

Christmas Giveaway Joy

Hi everyone,
It was only a few days ago that I was in bed, feeling weak and sickly and with temperatures going up to 40C. I therefore wasn't able to record the planned Twin tag YouTube video for this month, but have no fear! The video will be recorded, edited and uploaded by the end of next month -- so stay on the lookout. I'm feeling much better now (no more fever and much more energy), so I'm ready to soon tackle my exams and then this new video!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

What I Eat in a Day | Uni Edition

As a university studentmy eating habits have inevitably changed. Want to know what I eat now whilst being the only one responsible for me, myself and I? And want to find out how to increase YOUR calorie intake and how fast? Then this video is for you!

Friday, October 28, 2016

MOVING INTO UNI | Surviving Fresher's Week

Long time no see, my beautiful followers!

Today’s video is dedicated to the amazing things I’ve experienced in the last month, namely: moving into university, surviving Fresher’s Week, meeting awesome new people, cooking my own (delicious) student meals and being the only one responsible for me, myself and I. And it has been great.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Top Ten Tips I Learned about Getting Book Endorsements

Putting yourself out there as an author feels down-right scary especially when it comes to requesting endorsements. One of the hardest things I had to deal with when requesting endorsements or “blurbs” for my fictional memoir, JUST PERFECT, was that of approaching people or, worse, rejection.  However, there’s a real art to getting endorsements and positive blurb or jacket quotes. These ten pointers will increase your chances of getting them, and doing it right.

Friday, September 23, 2016

One Day in My Life | I NEARLY DIED

Back for another day in my life! Check out what I eat, do and achieve in a regular day to celebrate life AFTER OVERCOMING A LIFE-THREATENING MENTAL ILLNESS. Recovery from an eating disorder is possible. And it is worth it.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Diet Update | Increasing to 3,000+ Kcal

Today I'm covering:
  1. How/why I eat 3,000+ kcal per day (diet update)
  2. Why "binge eating" in recovery isn't really binge eating at all

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Sugar, sugar and more sugar. We all know it is bad for us. But what if we crave it so much? Or what if we are forced to eat it as a part of our recovery plan or meal plan or inpatient food list?

In eating disorder recovery, sufferers often have to overcome fear foods and learn to eat "bad foods" alongside the "good foods." Anorexia is a restrictive disorder -- one where food is not only limited, but where the only food even "allowed" to enter the body is food that is healthy and nourishing. But what if it doesn't have to be? What if I'm here to tell you junk food is not at all so bad for you? Check out the video to find out why.