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Big Love: Getting Beyond a 100 Pound Weight Gain

Emily Grossman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Grossman

I know that if my "before" and "after" photos were placed on social media without the back story, the judgement would be something like "she really let herself go." Gaining weight in our culture, especially for women is synonymous with being lazy, unmotivated, unsuccessful, and unlovable. Yet in my case, nothing could be farther from the truth.

Sacred Sisterhood of Healers!

Janine Francolini | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Janine Francolini

I don't know how many people learn about the revolutionary Dorothea Dix in school any more, but for people involved with mental health advocacy, she...

Why It Took Me So Long to Recover

Z Zoccolante | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Whatever stage of recovery you might be at, know that freedom from the eating disorder is possible. Freedom can be your reality. No matter where you have been or what you have suffered through, hold on. It gets better. There is a future with you in it that is bright and shining.

The Chive Used A Woman's Recovery Photos As Thinspiration

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women

(The content of this article may be disturbing to some readers.) When 27-year-old Anne Marie Sengillo shared images from her recovery from anorexia...

What It Feels Like to Be Bullied at School

Stella Kasdagli | Posted 03.18.2015 | Education
Stella Kasdagli

For me, many years after the bullying had stopped, anorexia became a new way to get smaller, quieter, less intimidating, non-existent, so that my life would be less risky -- or, at least, less painful.

I Started Starving Myself When I Was 7

Ravishly | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Ravishly

At age 7, I began counting calories and lost seven pounds. I remember that number, because I had apparently done better than my grandmother, who had also recently gone on a diet.

Pregorexia -- My Response

Nancy Laws | Posted 03.04.2015 | Women
Nancy Laws

I found myself facing demons I thought I had long overcome, and suddenly found myself terrified of the weight gain that comes with pregnancy. I was still carrying some weight from my first, and the idea of it all piling on left me with intense, overbearing panic attacks that left me hospitalized at least three times.

If You Think Eating Disorders Only Affect The Young, Think Again

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty

Eating disorders see no age, and a group of women opened up to HuffPost Live on Friday about having struggled and recovered from eating disorders late...

Eating Disorder Recovery As Spiritual Transformation (All Together Podcast)

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.09.2015 | Religion

Welcome to the latest ALL TOGETHER -- the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice inform our personal lives, our co...

What I Learned After Living With An Eating Disorder For 42 Years

Robin Korth | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
Robin Korth

As a woman who threw up for more than four decades to control my weight, even as I needed the comfort and "cure" that over-eating provided, I have some insights on what the 'over love of food' is all about. It wasn't the problem. It was the answer.

How An Eating Disorder Changes The Brain

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living

The long-term consequences of an eating disorder are more than skin deep. In a HuffPost Live conversation, psychiatrist Kim Dennis discussed the healt...

6 Months Into My Anorexia Recovery, I Finally Smashed My Scale

Proud2BMe | Posted 02.28.2015 | Teen
Proud2BMe

I thought of my scale as a security blanket -- as long as I had it, I felt like I had some sort of control. In reality, the scale controlled me. It wasn't a security blanket; it was a ball and chain.

Nina Bahadur

6 Eating Disorder Myths Debunked

HuffingtonPost.com | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.03.2015 | Women

How much do you actually know about eating disorders? For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, we've rounded up common misconceptions that make i...

How To Talk About An Eating Disorder Without Triggering Someone

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 02.27.2015 | Teen

Sharing personal experiences with eating disorders in an effort to assist those currently struggling can be life saving. But it can also do more harm ...

Why We Need To Stop Saying 'Manorexia'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women

While terms like "manorexia" have been tossed around to alert the public that eating disorders are not exclusive to women, such labels can be damaging...

REAL Beauty

Suna Senman | Posted 02.25.2015 | Style
Suna Senman

Today stick thin body images created with photography software are the standard that many people try to attain. The unnaturally thin view of attractiveness is blamed for causing the increase in cases of anorexia and bulimia nervosa.

How I Survived Anorexia

August McLaughlin | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women
August McLaughlin

After accepting my diagnosis, anorexia seemed like the one special thing about me. "Recovery" seemed synonymous with "fatness," "failure" and "mediocrity." When my therapist threatened hospitalization, I lied, promising to gain necessary weight.

I Got Hate Mail For Discussing My Battle With Anorexia While Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women

Maggie Baumann was completely unprepared for the backlash she received, when after more than 20 years, she started opening up about struggling with an...

12 Haunting Photos Reveal What It's Like To Struggle With An Eating Disorder

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women

The content of this post may be triggering to some readers. Each person in this photo series has a skeleton in their closet. Photographer Fritz...

The Surprising People That Helped Me Heal From Anorexia

Sara Ferris | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty
Sara Ferris

I was now 98 pounds, and spiraling downward rapidly. Normal body functions stopped. Blood pressure plummeted, bones protruding, clothes were anchored on with huge safety pins so they wouldn't fall off.

'Do You Think I'm Fat?'

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 03.14.2015 | Women
Kimber Simpkins

"Do You Think I'm Fat?" I used to ask this question all the time, and each time I did, my inner critic responded with: "Yep, you're definitely fat! Th...

How a New Year's Resolution Empowered Me to Become Fitter, Stronger and Faster

Carmen Cusido | Posted 03.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Carmen Cusido

I may not have the sick-pack abs yet, but I finally have confidence in my body and a desire to continue with my fitness goals.

What It's Like To Have A Friend With An Eating Disorder

Mackenzie Patel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Teen
Mackenzie Patel

Having anorexia must be hell for those teenagers that have it, especially in the merciless and superficial world we live in today. However, it is also hard for the friends of those who have it, and it puts us in a quandary nearly every day.

Might Your College Student Have an Eating Disorder? How to Tell, What to Do

Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW

If you're feeling uneasy and concerned that your college-age daughter or son might have an eating disorder, this is a perfect time to think the problem through and figure out whether help might be needed.

Why It's So Hard To Talk About Male Anorexia

Vice | Posted 12.11.2014 | College

I led a toxic life as a teenager. But rather than the usual Strongbow binges, chain smoking, and shitty drugs, I was an anxious perfectionist, lacking...