iOS app Android app

Disordered Eating

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 02.26.2015 | 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.

The Body Trust Revolution

Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

We cannot simply hope that this will subtly improve or that the next generation of women will have a less shaming experience living in their bodies.

Teaching My Daughter To Make Her Body Love Her Back

N'tima Preusser | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
N'tima Preusser

My body, that I hated so deeply before, built my daughter's body. That is nothing short of a miracle to me.

The Ugly Secret I Hid For Nearly A Decade

Sally Slater | Posted 11.09.2014 | Women
Sally Slater

The truth is, for the better part of eight or nine years, I've managed to hide a rather ugly secret. Not totally -- I'm not the slickest person on the planet, and I've been known to leave behind chocolate-coated fingerprints and cookie crumbs in my wake -- but well enough.


Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant | Posted 10.05.2014 | Women
Hilary Kinavey & Dana Sturtevant

The less you are trying to please the eyes of the world, the more you will find pleasure, expression and love for yourself.

Sarah Klein

14 Habits Of People With A Healthy Relationship To Food | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.17.2014 | Healthy Living

There's a fine line between thinking carefully about what we put into our bodies and obsessing over it or restricting it dangerously. Whether our p...

I Had An Eating Disorder -- And Didn't Even Realize It

Literally, Darling | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Sitting there, feeling my emotions spinning crazily out of my control, I was struck by the lightning bolt notion that I might have an eating disorder. The idea that I might not know my own mind well enough to detect denial formed a dark, scary rabbit hole, and my emotions were sucked into even more anxiety.

Bye Bye Photoshop, Welcome Real Beauty

Paula Escobar Chavarría | Posted 03.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Paula Escobar Chavarría

Every once in a while, it's in the news and it is shocking: Very young women are suffering from eating disorders that lead them, sometimes, to extreme...

A Disordered Eating Researcher Comes Clean

Mary Pritchard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

I've been out of college for so long that I felt I was immune. That I had conquered my body dissatisfaction. After all, I'm a researcher who's been studying body dissatisfaction and disordered eating for over 15 years. Knowledge is power, right? It might be power, but it's certainly not immunity.

Is This The Deadliest Myth About Disordered Eating?

Elizabeth Licorish | Posted 02.02.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Licorish

The longer we believe only skinny, white, affluent girls suffer from eating disorders, the more we isolate an entire community of not-skinny, not-white, not-rich, not-so-young, decidedly-not-female human beings, who suffer, not only with the soul-sucking burden that is an eating disorder, but with the belief they can't possible "have" what's killing them.

4 Women Reveal How They Got Over Their Eating Issues

Posted 08.27.2013 | Women

We recently asked HuffPost Women readers to tell us how they've overcome their eating issues. That's right -- despite the multitude of influences enco...

Have You Overcome Your Food Issues? Share Your Story

Posted 08.25.2013 | Women

One thing we talk about often at HuffPost Women is how many hours and how much energy most women have devoted at one time or another -- for some of us...

How Comfort Eating Makes You Feel -- In The Long Run

Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.20.2013 | Women

We've all done it: come home from a difficult day and sought comfort in the form of our favorite junk food -- lots of it. But new research out of ...

Katherine Bindley

Is Going Gluten-Free The Latest Cover For Extreme Dieting? | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.31.2013 | Healthy Living

From the proliferation of gluten-free items on grocery store shelves, to the emergence of gluten-free items at restaurants and bakeries, it's clear th...

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.

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.

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.

Does Twitter Encourage Disordered Eating?

Blisstree | Posted 09.07.2012 | Women

OK everyone. I have some shocking, shocking news for you. The fashion industry is obsessed with thinness! Call in the eating disorder police, because ...

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.

Vegetarianism Linked To Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.02.2012 | Women

"I can't eat that, sorry." If you're a vegetarian, that's a refrain you're probably familiar with. Food abounds -- at work, at social gatherings -...

Not a Universal Image: Conceptualize Your Healthy Reflection

Troy Roness | Posted 09.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

Now, the preponderance of society (in my opinion) believes that if you are male and struggle with body image issues, have an eating disorder, or speak on the issues related to your body, you are more than likely to identify as LGBT. This is absolutely not true.

Compulsive Eating At Work: How To Stop Eating At Your Desk

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 06.16.2012 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Just because we live in an insane culture doesn't mean we have to be insane, too. Be the one who doesn't do it and see what happens. Someone has to be the one who says, 'I'm not going to do it this way. I deserve more.'"

Not Funny: What Happens When A Comedian Gets Agoraphobia?

Sara Benincasa | Posted 04.29.2012 | Women
Sara Benincasa

"Also I have panic attacks," I added quickly. "And I'm afraid of cars and buses and trains and planes. I mean, I rode in a car today but I really didn't want to."