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Confessions of a Food Addict

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Now, close to 20 years since those early, painful days when I first discovered I was not alone, my life has completely changed. That person I was all those years ago is not who I am now. But I still remain an addict. It is who and what I am.

You Could Argue That I Don't Want Anything More Than I Want To Be Skinny. You Would Probably Be Right.

Kate Orazem | Posted 03.27.2013 | Women
Kate Orazem

I want to offer something like an elegy. For the girls I know and the girl I was, who engineer their lives for emptiness. For those who have died, or died a little. For a generation of brilliant, driven women who get up, look in the mirror, and demand less of themselves.

Teens, College Students and Body Image

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

Perhaps young women who have so much influence over each other can be persuaded to use it positively once they are made aware of the impact of their behavior, talk and presence.

Top 5 Myths About Bulimia

Tennie McCarty | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Tennie McCarty

Breaking through the common myths surrounding bulimia nervosa can help lead to healing. Understanding the truth may be what leads you or someone you love to getting the help that is needed to overcome this deadly disease.

Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) Explained

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Individuals with EDNOS experience severe disturbances in their eating behaviors -- such as extreme reduction of food intake, overeating, or purging -- and often have feelings of extreme distress or concern about body weight or shape.

Don't Do the Diet

Donna Fish | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

The problem with this "good" and "bad" idea or thinking about food and eating is that it leads to weight gain over time. You end up on that yo-yo cycle. Even if it is not a ton of weight, you gain and lose that amount over time and you simply train your body to weigh more.

Social Bodies, 'Glee' and Me

Alyssa B. Sheinmel | Posted 02.05.2013 | Teen
Alyssa B. Sheinmel

I'm glad a popular TV show is showing that girls can influence one another into having a body obsession and exacerbate hidden insecurities, all in the name of friendly bonding.

How to Feel Instantly Better in Your Body

Greta Gleissner, LMSW | Posted 02.03.2013 | Women
Greta Gleissner, LMSW

I cannot tell you how many times throughout my life -- especially during the 17 years I struggled with bulimia -- I said the phrase, "I feel fat."

Battling Bulimia: An Open Letter

Lindsay Simone Meirowitz | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Simone Meirowitz

I know you're bulimic because I've felt your pain and I've suffered your story. Then again, I also know what life is like on the other side -- but only because I sought help.

How Fattening Up Will Save Ballet

Deirdre Kelly | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Deirdre Kelly

If the ballet world is as riddled with perils, then why is it I continue to allow my own daughter to participate in an art form with a well documented history of putting females at risk?

My Eccentric Aunt And Her Treasure Trove Of Couture

Christina Anderson | Posted 12.17.2012 | Style
Christina Anderson

Much like Edie Beale, there was always something off about her appearance...

Why Images Of Anorexia Should Be Banned

Laura Yates | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Yates

Something happened this week that really made angry. This doesn't happen often but when it comes to my history with my eating disorder and what I see in the media in relation to eating disorders, I find myself getting increasingly exasperated.

New Eating Disorder Book Helps Young Girl

Darryl Roberts | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Darryl Roberts

Recently, a woman called me to tell me how her daughter was doing great recovering from an eating disorder with the help of a book called 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, by Carolyn Costin. The woman wanted me to pass the news along to the author.

'I'm Afraid They Won't Believe Me When I Say I Have An Eating Disorder'

Proud2BMe | Posted 12.10.2012 | Teen

Not all of us suffering from eating disorders are underweight, and some of the most devastating effects of the media's focus on women's appearance and weight can be silent and invisible.

A Size Zero Dress Does Not Equal Success

Marlo Thomas | Posted 12.09.2012 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

We all know that carrying too much weight can cause serious health problems. Obesity can lead to diseases that can threaten our lives. But that needn't force us to hold ourselves to one ideal. And, hey, who gets to decide what's beautiful?

Not Just A Teen Issue: Manorexia And Elder Eating Disorders On The Rise

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.03.2012 | Fifty

“I was in so much pain that I could barely stand up,” Matt Wetsel said, recalling one of the worst moments of his eating disorder. “By the time ...

What the Heck Is Going on?

Stephanie Armstrong | Posted 11.26.2012 | Women
Stephanie Armstrong

Can we protect our girls more? How can we support them so they don't feel like the weight of their worlds relies on their smiles?

Lady Gaga's Eating Disorder Confession Kicks Off a Body Revolution

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 11.25.2012 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

A series of four pictures show Gaga stripped down to her bra and underwear, eyes closed, tattoos blazing, posing in a variety of body-conscious postures. The first caption reads: "Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15" and the next: "But today I join the BODY REVOLUTION." Pretty powerful.

Bullying and Eating Disorders

Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents
Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS

We need to take steps to make sure that bullying becomes a thing of the past.

Helping Your Teen With Eating and Body Image

Andrea Wachter | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Andrea Wachter

Many young girls struggle with food and weight issues and too many young girls develop full-blown eating disorders. Here are some tips for you:

Overcoming An Eating Disorder In Midlife: 'I Was A Walking Skeleton'

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 09.10.2012 | Fifty

When you have a food addiction, food is something that is very stressful for you. It’s just not something that comes naturally. Everything that you put into your mouth is a stressor... I’m 50 and you think that I would be wiser and I wouldn’t be quite as obsessed about it, but I don’t feel any differently than when I was in my youth.

My 'In-Between' Eating Disorder

Alyssa B. Sheinmel | Posted 08.22.2012 | Teen
Alyssa B. Sheinmel

I'm not bulimic, and I wasn't anorexic, because girls with eating disorders are thin. I'm just a girl who desperately wants an eating disorder. I loved eating disorders so much that I wrote my senior thesis about them.

Belated Letter To A Teen Who Mattered

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Was I too busy to walk across the field that separated us and tell you that I cared? I'm not sure whether I hate myself more for thinking that or for knowing that I was scared to reach out to you. I worried about interfering in someone else's business, and I worried that it would be weird to have this older woman, someone else's mom, step into your life.

Looking Good and Getting It Right... A Recipe for Despair

Karen Kimsey-House | Posted 08.15.2012 | Fifty
Karen Kimsey-House

I am going on record with something right now: Of all the things people do to get in their own way of living a deeply fulfilling life, Looking Good and Getting It Right is the worst tyranny I know.

How I Finally Broke Up With Binge Eating

Thought Catalog | Posted 06.15.2012 | Women

It's strange, but it's widely accepted in our society that "You've lost weight!" is considered to be high praise. You could be ill, you could be on yo...