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Why Kirstie Alley and the Biggest Losers Will Gain the Weight Back

(53) Comments | Posted May 12, 2010 | 1:38 PM

Last night on The Biggest Loser, former winner Erik Chopin showed up having regained all the weight he lost on the show. His battle with his weight loss and regain has been very public, but it's not at all unique. Kirstie Alley regained a large amount of...

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Binge-Eating Should Be Recognized As A Psychiatric Disorder

(30) Comments | Posted November 23, 2009 | 4:50 PM

When I was five years old, I ate whole boxes of the Girl Scout Cookies I was supposed to sell to my neighbors. When I was seven, I started stealing blocks of cheese from our groceries and telling my mom she forget them at the store. When I was in...

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Is 'Spiritual' A Dirty Word?

(32) Comments | Posted August 11, 2009 | 1:45 PM

My last boyfriend hated when I said the word "spiritual." Suffice to say, the relationship didn't last. I used to be like him, I condemned things prior to investigation because I was afraid and angry, because I didn't know who I was so I used hate to define what I...

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Compulsive Overeating On TV: Why Do We Think It's Cute?

(5) Comments | Posted July 30, 2009 | 1:30 PM

Food on TV has always been a strange subject. I remember vividly seeing couples fight on primetime soaps over their dinners as a child and while most people were focusing on their affairs, threats, or evil twin, I was thinking "Are you crazy? Eat the FOOD!!" And when, inevitably, an...

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I Was a Baby Bulimic: Frank Bruni Comes to Terms with his Eating Disorder...Sort of

(6) Comments | Posted July 29, 2009 | 2:38 PM

Frank Bruni, the restaurant critic for the New York Times, published a story last week in his paper's magazine, a story I have heard a thousand times before in the rooms of Overeaters Anonymous. He was obsessed with food from a young age, always wanted more even past...

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