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I've got a bridge in Brooklyn ...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

You CAN lose weight - and KEEP it off. Do you believe that? If you do, I've got a bridge in Brooklyn ... No, seriously. Here's the story of that famo...

Out of Your Mind: Eating With Your Body

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Think about your last meal. Were you at the table, tasting, smelling its aroma, feeling its texture as you chewed? Or were you in your mind, mentally lining up the next thing on your to-do list.

A Fresh Start

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Why does a new notebook feel so good? (Or maybe you can relate better to a brand new food journal.) It's more than just a clean writing space ... it'...


Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Seventy Percent! That's the number to remember this week. If something makes up 70% of your body, you'd think it was pretty important. Yup. This week'...

Practice. Practice. Practice

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

You've done it before a million times. Maybe you're presenting at a meeting or confronting a co-worker on an issue. You run through it in your mind,...

Frustrations in Chip Counting

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Ever since I started writing my blog I vowed I would write about counting potato chips. Some of you will think this is "over the top", but others will...

Mom, It's Not Your Fault

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

Historically, mothers have been falsely blamed for eating disorders. This must stop.

What's Eating You? 5 Food-Thought Patterns and Their Effect

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

For me, it was finding what worked and what didn't. It was learning that my ego was what was fragile, not me. And it was my beliefs that were holding me back, not my mistakes or failures.

The Link Between Spirituality And Eating Disorders (VIDEO)

The Early Show | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In a culture that deifies thinness, it's easy to become stuck in self-reinforcing cycles spurred on by yo-yo dieting, rapid weight loss and emotional ...

Open Letter to the First Lady and the 'Let's Move' Taskforce

Chevese Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chevese Turner

Food is the easiest accessible drug and works to calm the anxiety we feel around our everyday lives and around the size of our bodies.

Binge Eating Disorder: The Emotional Roots of a Physical Condition

Sunny Gold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sunny Gold

Except for a lucky few, most obese people are treated for the physical symptoms and tangible causes of their ills -- but not the emotional and mental roots.

Kara DioGuardi and the New Eating Disorder

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

It's not just about overeating. When your eating is out of control, causes you distress or is impacting your physical and emotional health, you may have Binge Eating Disorder.

Do Eating Disorder Characteristics Change With Age? (VIDEO)

EmpowHER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Do the characteristics and manifestations of eating disorders change with age? Dr. Berkus explains if the characteristics of eating disorders differ f...

Manorexic Mannequins?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

Do we see pressure for men to have an "ideal body type" in other ways besides mannequins? Sure. Men are now being subjected to airbrushing in the media to give them the perfect body.

Eating Disorders: Colleges Highlight Quiet Problem

The Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Eating disorders are the silent scourge of college campuses. They affect men and women. They cause people to overeat, undereat and/or follow strictly ...

Mindfully Choose What You Will Mindlessly Overeat

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

If you resent portion control and calorie counting, you can overeat and not bother with being mindful of fullness as long as what you overeat is low in caloric density.

Binge-Eating Should Be Recognized As A Psychiatric Disorder

A Compulsive Overeater | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
A Compulsive Overeater

All the people arguing against recognizing binge eating as a psychiatric disorder do so because they think this will just excuse weak-willed people for being fat.

How To Avoid Binge Eating During The Holidays

Geneen Roth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Geneen Roth

The most painful thing about using food to comfort ourselves during the holidays (or any other time) is that it is only a temporary solution. After the food is gone, whatever you ate about is still there.

Is Binge Eating A Psychiatric Disorder? | Melissa Healy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Psychiatrists must decide whether "binge eating disorder" stands alongside anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa as a separate psychiatric condition --...

Caffeine Addiction -- As Real As Nicotine Addiction?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

"How ridiculous," we think. "Coffee, addictive" -- what will they think of next." Let's dial back to 1964 -- the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health. You know, the one that banned smoking.

Stop Blaming Junk Food: Is Stress the Real Reason You're Gaining Weight?

Drs. Stephanie McClellan and Beth Hamilton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Drs. Stephanie McClellan and Beth Hamilton

In our OB-GYN practice, the #1 complaint we hear from our patients is about weight gain. The climate in southern California, where we live and work, e...

The Naked Truth Behind Binge Eating Disorder

Leslie Goldman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leslie Goldman

Despite the fact that Binge Eating Disorder is America's most common eating disorder, affecting more people than anorexia and bulimia combined, the disease doesn't generate the kind of media coverage it deserves.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This week provides a time to shine a spotlight on eating disorders and shatter the misconceptions and stigma that have surrounded these illnesses for all too long.

Are You A High Reactor or a Low Reactor?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

When we are stressed we release a substance called cortisol. If you are driving and the car in front of you stops short, you get a shot of cortisol that prepares you for "fight or flight".

Researchers Better Understand The Brain Circuit That Controls Binge Eating | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Scientists led a rat to the fatty food, but they couldn't make it eat. Using an animal model of binge eating, University of Missouri researchers disco...