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Suna Senman | Posted 04.27.2015 | 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 04.04.2015 | 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.

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...

How A Comedy About Bulimia Aims To Change The Conversation On Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women

"I said, 'I have to do this. I have to make a project about bulimia.'" That's what filmmaker and comedian Jessie Kahnweiler has to say about her n...

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.

'I Blame My Mom 100 Percent For My Eating Disorder'

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Bella, 15, says she is obsessed with food, and she binges and purges up to 40 times a day. “I blame my mom 100 percent for my eating disorder," she ...

Train Your Mind, Challenge the Propaganda

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Gabi Holzwarth

Today, these memories act as preventative medicine for my mind as I am constantly bombarded with superficial images of anorexic models portrayed as sex symbols. When I see the skin and bones of models, I no longer feel the envy, because I actively focus on remembering the pain I felt to achieve this.

Many Overweight Women and Men Are Finding Help in Overeaters Anonymous

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Last week I attended a women's conference, where I ran into an old friend I hadn't seen in a couple years. I almost didn't recognize her, she had lost...

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D.

Not one of the many specialists that I visited wanted to recognize that I was clearly struggling with an eating disorder. Eventually, when all else failed, I was diagnosed with "runners' hematuria" -- blood in the urine -- from running too many miles. "It happens to marathoners all the time," one doctor said dismissively. "It makes perfect sense."

All About That Bass -- Or Is It?

Shannon Cutts | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Shannon Cutts

I just don't quite get what so many feminists and bloggers and all-purpose haters are so up in arms about. So Meghan says she isn't a feminist. Does a person have to be a feminist in order to write and sing about her perspective of body love?

My Mom's Alive, But Her Eating Disorder Took Her From Me

Abby Norman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Abby Norman

By the time I started school, my mother's bulimia was a normal part of my life. But as I grew, her focus on my looks and her fears weighed heavily on me. It would take me years to figure out that it was never about me at all.

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?

3 Keys for College Women to Stay Empowered

Janet Larson | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Janet Larson

As young women begin college with anticipation and enthusiasm, these are a few of the roadblocks that too often sabotage the empowered and joyful experience they so deserve in this new chapter in their lives.

When I Stopped Being Skinny And The Whole World Fell Apart

Mandy Fishburn | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Mandy Fishburn

"You're not fat," he said, answering a question I hadn't asked. "You just need to tone up." I stood in my bikini at the lake's edge and froze. I wished I could sink into the sand and never re-emerge.

Shedding My 'Ugly' Truth Through CrossFit

Toan Lam | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Toan Lam

I can go on forever about how exercise has physically challenged and changed me. But above all, spiritually, this has been a lesson of evolving, facing my fears and feeling deserving to (as my sister says) be proud of and own the body that houses my soul, that takes you to the next day, the next dimension.

This Could Be One Of The Reasons Anorexia Is So Hard To Treat

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women

Women with anorexia may experience a positive release from destructive weight-loss behaviors. Anorexia, a disorder that has a mortality rate of up...

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My 185-Pound Body

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Like many women, I've often distilled body image into a series of cold hard numbers: pounds, dress size, calories, carbs. But it wasn't always this way. In fact, the first time I realized weight would be an issue in my life, it was all about words.

Can Parents Prevent Eating Disorders?

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

While there's nothing definitive you can do to prevent an eating disorder in your child, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk, and increase the chance of her (or him) having a positive body image.

Diane Keaton Consumed 20,000 Calories A Day Struggling With Bulimia

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 05.09.2014 | Celebrity

Diane Keaton discussed her struggle with bulimia during an appearance on "Dr. Oz" May 8. The 68-year-old said she suffered from the eating disorde...

How To Help A Friend Who Has An Eating Disorder

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.24.2014 | Women

When you see a close friend or loved one struggling with an eating disorder, the obvious impulse is to help. But knowing the right steps to take can b...

Eating Disorders Are More Common Than You Think On College Campuses

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 03.03.2014 | College

One-in-four college students have a mental health condition that has been increasing since 1950: an eating disorder. According to the National Eati...

5 Myths About Eating Disorders

KnowMore TV | Posted 05.02.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

In keeping with the "awareness" portion of the week, here are a few common misconceptions about eating disorders and the real truths behind them.

Healthy, Touching Thighs: How I Fought to Get Rid of My Thigh Gap

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Jenni Schaefer

When I was lost in my eating disorder, I would stand in front of my bathroom mirror each morning and night to make sure my thighs didn't touch.

'Thinness Became My Entire Identity'

Paulina Pinsky | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Paulina Pinsky

I had imagined a triumphant moment that involved eating a whole cake with my hands without breaking eye contact and saying, "YES, I HAVE BEEN A BULIMIC AND ANOREXIC FOR SEVEN YEARS. BUT NOW I AM BETTER. I AM EATING THIS CAKE BECAUSE I WANT IT AND I'M HUNGRY."