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Disordered Eating

Why Your Diet Always Fails And How To Actually Transform Your Relationship To Food And Body

Amy Jones | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Jones

Diets are a one dimensional approach to a multi-dimensional challenge. Every year in the US, we spend roughly 60 billion dollars on the diet industry...

Creating A Relapse Prevention Plan In Eating Disorder Recovery

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

Your recovery from an eating disorder is going strong. You’ve been making progress in terms of facing challenge foods, working diligently with your ...

Why I Choose Recovery Every Single Day

Rachel Brehm | Posted 05.20.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

In a life with infinite options and endless possibility, I choose recovery. I choose it in the face of adversity, I choose it under pressure, and I choose it when my brain tells me to do otherwise. I choose it for the authenticity, I choose it for the self-acceptance, and I choose it in the name of freedom.

6 Differences Between Healthy High Achievers and Perfectionists -- Which Are You?

Megan Bruneau | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Megan Bruneau

So are you a healthy striver or a perfectionist? Let's find out:

The Youngest Casualties In The War On Obesity

Pacific Standard | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.14.2016 | Healthy Living

Like many parents, Leslie Rosen hadn't thought at all about eating disorders until the day 11-year-old Jane, her sixth-grader, stormed through the fro...

Dear Eating Disorder, I Can't Erase You

Rachel Brehm | Posted 02.26.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

Dear Eating Disorder, I can't erase you. You are inextricably linked to my past, uncomfortably tied to my heart, and unpleasantly weaved into what used to be. I close my eyes, but there are reminders everywhere.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Shari Medini | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Shari Medini

We tend to approach weight and eating issues with diets, exercise, and extreme lifestyle changes; however, working with a professional on the mental health aspect of eating disorders is far more healthy, productive, and long-lasting.

4 Ways to Help Children Develop a Positive Relationship With Food and Their Body

Sarah Tamburrini | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Tamburrini

For as long as I can remember I've always felt out of control around food. Some of my earliest memories as a little girl include: hiding away in my be...

5 Rules I Break As A Food And Body Image Coach

Sarah Tamburrini | Posted 01.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Tamburrini

Now that I've managed to turn my "mess" into my message, there were some "rules" I had to break, all in the name of health, wellness and importantly sanity. Here are some of the "rules" I've broken along the way that have completely transformed my relationship with food and my body:

Star Wars Jedi Mindful Tricks for Healthy Eating in 2016

Mandy Muenzer | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Mandy Muenzer

This is great news! You can find a healthy size for your unique body without ever "trying" to lose a single pound. You never have to go on an extreme diet again and you can stay healthy! We can all rejoice in knowing that the light is truly more powerful than darkness.

ICYMI: Tinsel's Toxic History And The Psychology Of Rekindled Romance

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.26.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, as we spent time with family and friends over the holidays, we read two pieces about ho...

Why I Never, Ever Forget To Eat

Rachel Brehm | Posted 12.24.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

There are some people that simply forget to eat out of busyness or preoccupation. I am not one of those people. I never have been, and I never will be -- and here's why.

How To Cope With An Eating Disorder Over The Holidays

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living

When Meggie Sexton anticipated the holidays, she thought about one thing and one thing only: the food. And not in a good way. "I didn't even think abo...

How the Idea of 'Healthy Eating' Can Become Harmful

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

So what on earth does it mean to "eat healthy?" There are many different camps that have opposing viewpoints as to what constitutes "healthy eating." Some people have jumped on the "I eat only organic" bandwagon, whereas others are fixated on the concept of "clean eating," and still others promote the "low carb" diet with an almost religious zeal.

Food Anxiety: 8 Holiday Survival Strategies

August McLaughlin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
August McLaughlin

I wish I could multiply and divvy up my healing and derivative joy and inject it into every person struggling with disordered eating. Since I lack that superpower, I'll instead share some useful strategies with hopes that they might find appropriate eyes.

8 Tips To Help Heal From Depression

Megan Bruneau | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Bruneau

When we make space for depression to be there, we can make linkages and better understand what causes it. When we become more aware of these causes, we can do what we need to feel better. Finally, we can be intentional around living our lives despite the presence of depression.

The Strength In Letting Go

Rachel Brehm | Posted 10.31.2015 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

I remember when I was still in it. I sat quietly on the couch. Fidgeting, shifting, and flushed. Trying to make myself appear comfortable, trying to convince my therapist that I was okay, trying to consider the implication of her accusation -- her diagnosis. Eating Disorder.

How I Overcame Body Image Issues And Let My Eating Disorder Go

Rachel Brehm | Posted 08.17.2016 | Women
Rachel Brehm

Originally posted on I can't really explain how my pregnancy taught me to eat intuitively until you understand why eating was such a...

Consumed by Food? 6 Lessons on Overcoming Disordered Eating

Jenn Hand | Posted 07.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

For a good 12 years of my life, I was obsessively consumed with food. I had this unhealthy relationship with my body and my eating. I simultaneously ...

10 Truths That Will Help You Love Your Body Right Now

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Kate Bartolotta

As much as we are learning to accept different kinds of beauty in others, the weight loss industry is still making billions of dollars a year and "how to lose weight fast" is one of the most searched for terms on Google. Like so many of the most important things in life, self-love is an inside job.

The Truth About Disordered Eating

Lexi Herrick | Posted 06.01.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

There is strength in allowing the people around you to see the darker parts of who you are. If we all hide that, then how can we ever help each other? How can we ever understand? There's a truth behind eating disorders that many are afraid to share, because they're just as ashamed as I was, and I understand that. But it's something we should talk about.

Non-Profits and Social Media: Turning Offline Events into Online Engagement

Tulani Elisa | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Tulani Elisa

What's better than you telling your own story? Other people (correctly) telling your story. This is why you should consider taking your social media strategy offline.

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...

Disordered Eating Is Still a Disorder

Erin Bahadur | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

While "disordered eating" has not yet been incorporated into the DSM as a clinical diagnosis, it is becoming prevalent enough in society that it is attracting attention.

Intermittent Fasting: Who's It For? (And, if It's Not for You, What to Do Instead)

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

Although the name may be a recent invention, intermittent fasting is nothing new. What is new is that clinical research on IF's benefits for health and longevity is beginning to catch up.