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Collapsing Into A Craving During Treatment For Bulimia

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 02.22.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I hurriedly stuff caramels into my mouth. The same caramels I bought weeks ago. The same caramels that never before had posed a threat to my 'no binge' resolve -- because, hey, they just weren't 'my thing.'

Group Therapy Triggers Unexpected Uses For Needles

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 02.15.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I welcome the change from being a director at work to being an outpatient at the treatment center. Someone is caring for me. Someone is monitoring me. I relax the reins. It feels safe there. Contained. Warm and dusky. Like I imagine a womb.

A Surprising Revelation When I Began Treatment For My Eating Disorder

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 02.08.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

The daily onslaught of guilt and remorse that washed over me every time I stuck my fingers down my throat to throw up have finally outweighed and overruled the benefits of staying with ED. He is an adolescent crush that needs shredding and shedding. He has long outlasted his usefulness.

The Day I Stopped Bingeing And Purging

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I am like most people. I like to talk and I like to hear myself talk. I talk about things too much, too often and with too little thought -- except when it comes to my real problem: bulimia. And its tenacious hold. On that topic, my tongue is tied.

A Lover Hovers As Chaos Comes Calling

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 01.26.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

It happens suddenly. Or so it seems. One day I notice that the urge to binge and purge has decreased. Then I notice that the urge to binge and purge has greatly decreased. Then I notice the urge to binge and purge has ceased altogether. How can this be? I take stock.

My Life As A Bulimic: How The Bingeing Began

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 01.19.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

Along with all the changes I was experiencing at that point in my life, my grounding thought was to stay thin. If I was thin, I could cope. And when I found a way to be thin, remain thin and eat all the forbidden stuff I secretly craved -- well -- I thought I had died and gone to heaven.

Life Priorities, When Chasing

Lisa Guest | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Guest

It's always a toss up of priorities. I know as I'm gorging on good material that there are moments I should savor. But the total package is so seductive that I can't be bothered to be polite, reasonable, health conscious or disciplined.

Gay Body Dysmorphia

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeremy Bamidele

Considering the pressures gay men face in their own communities to attain and retain a stellar physique, it is no surprise that gay men are more likely to develop eating disorders. So, what can be done to change the gay communities' perspectives on body image?

What To Do With Holiday 'Lustovers'

Jill Di Donato | Posted 02.14.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Navigating the terrain of holiday hook-ups is tricky business. For about a month, all emotional relationships are heightened; I mean, it's the most wonderful time of the year, right?

Binge-or-Treat? Find Out if You Have Binge Eating Disorder

Robin M. Masheb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin M. Masheb

While many of us will find ourselves overindulging in candy in the upcoming days, and most of us have experienced times when it seems as if a food is literally calling out to us, how do we know if we are suffering from the full-blown disorder?

The Science Behind Why We Binge (And What To Do About It)

Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

By Nick English At some point, we've all awoken from some kind of binge, perhaps surrounded by beer bottles, candy wrappers or shopping bags, and a...

8 Steps to Stop Your Nighttime Binges

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Do you sometimes sneak a late-night snack, even after you've had a big dinner? Or worse, do you find yourself hungry and craving sugar and carbs at night? You may think you're alone, but nighttime eating is a common problem.

Evil, Thy Name Is Peanut Butter

Gregg McBride | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Many assume that after losing over 250 pounds of excess weight and after keeping it off for more than a decade, I've got this "healthy eating thing" a...

Victims of the Food Industry, Part One

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

Although factory foods promise good health, beauty, and satisfaction, they lack the life-sustaining nutrients necessary to maintain healthy metabolic processes.

Let's Nix the 'Black Swan' Diet

Adia Colar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adia Colar

The media should in no way promote this unhealthy diet, even in moderation, because it is founded on an unhealthy lifestyle that centers around unhealthy behaviors.

Do You Eat Like A Man Or Binge Like A Woman?

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Everyone has got a different idea of how much food is too much food, but according to a study of over 400 college students, the amount differs hugely ...