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Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder Survivor Bravely Undresses In Public To Promote Body Love

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 08.18.2015 | Women

One woman asked the public to love and support her -- and they did.  In a recent social experiment created by The Liberators ...

7 Things to Remember During Eating Disorder Recovery

Ravishly | Posted 08.11.2015 | Women
Ravishly

Eating disorder recovery is confusing as all hell. And that's mostly because no one ever talks about it. I think we're all running around like chickens with our heads cut off, afraid that we're somehow doing it all wrong, that no one's thought to make a blueprint to, well, stop that nonsense before it starts.

For Love of Pizza, How My Anorexia Revealed Itself

Ravishly | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women
Ravishly

I'll be forthright: I'm the hero of this story. Further still: I'm also the adversary. The conflict is me. "Man vs. Self," they call it in literature courses. The denouement, for the record, was pizza. Let's start there.

One Simple Way to Enjoy More Body Love

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women
Kimber Simpkins

I love articles that give five steps to achieve one benefit. But what if we turned that on its head? Wouldn't it be fun to have ONE step to receive five benefits?

Rebecca Adams

My Struggle With Binge-Eating Disorder

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Adams | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women

Binge-eating disorder is characterized in the DSM-5 as "recurring episodes of eating significantly more food in a short period of time than most peopl...

The Eating Disorder I Never Knew I Had

Refinery29 | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Going vegan seemed like the answer to all my problems. I adopted the diet in my last semester of college, hoping to remedy the lifelong indigestio...

Love The Skin You're In

Margaret Moodian | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Margaret Moodian

It is normal to want to look your best and present yourself well, but we should not let the media make us feel bad about ourselves to profit from us.

How to Turn Your Struggle Into Your Gift

Erin DiAngelis | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin DiAngelis

I now know that we all have the capacity to turn our shadows and struggles into our greatest light. In fact, I believe that's what we're meant to do. It's my hope that we can ALL turn our struggles into our gift back to the world, because if each of us did that.

I Started Starving Myself When I Was 7

Ravishly | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Ravishly

At age 7, I began counting calories and lost seven pounds. I remember that number, because I had apparently done better than my grandmother, who had also recently gone on a diet.

So Your Diet Crashed and Burned. Now What?

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimber Simpkins

Learning to trust myself has allowed me to be happy in my body in a way I never imagined possible. But it required that I stop judging my happiness by looking in the mirror and comparing my body to other women's bodies. It required that I look inside, listen to and trust my body, and find happiness by turning away from appearance and toward my heart.

Gay Men Open Up About Their Struggles With Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.28.2015 | Gay Voices

What's it like to identify as a male and struggle with an eating disorder? While eating disorders are usually portrayed exclusively as issues that ...

How An Eating Disorder Changes The Brain

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living

The long-term consequences of an eating disorder are more than skin deep. In a HuffPost Live conversation, psychiatrist Kim Dennis discussed the healt...

6 Months Into My Anorexia Recovery, I Finally Smashed My Scale

Proud2BMe | Posted 04.29.2015 | Teen
Proud2BMe

I thought of my scale as a security blanket -- as long as I had it, I felt like I had some sort of control. In reality, the scale controlled me. It wasn't a security blanket; it was a ball and chain.

What Doctors Can Do To Better Treat Eating Disorders

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Diagnosing and treating an eating disorder is not easy. But a few small changes can help better equip medical professionals for the task. In a Huff...

Why We Need To Stop Saying 'Manorexia'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.25.2015 | Women

While terms like "manorexia" have been tossed around to alert the public that eating disorders are not exclusive to women, such labels can be damaging...

Why Cultural Expectations Are So Dangerous For Pregnant Women With Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.24.2015 | Parents

There's a harmful dichotomy occurring in today's culture in which pregnant women struggling eating disorders receive "positive reinforcement" for losi...

Loving Your Body Doesn't Mean What You Think

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women
Kimber Simpkins

The mind is afraid that if you love the body as it is, you will no longer listen to it -- you'll no longer listen to reason. But the not so secret truth that the mind likes to conveniently forget is that it's not separate from the body.

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

Posted 04.21.2015 | Dr. Phil

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 ...

Thanksgiving: It's Not Just About the Food!

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 01.28.2015 | Women
Gabi Holzwarth

If food is your largest cause of anxiety, having an entire day focused entirely upon that subject feels like entering a bad dream.

How Your Body Image Affects Your Daughter's Self-Esteem

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 01.17.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

The legacy that remains is having to monitor my thinking. Occasionally my choices. Automatic calorie counts registering in my head. Picking toppings off of pizza. 'I don't like crust', I explain. (That's a bunch of hooey).

'Just F*cking Eat Already!' On Overcoming Food and Diet Obsession

Connie Andrea Trowbridge | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Connie Andrea Trowbridge

The amazing thing about the human body is this: Just because you choose to ignore the warnings signs don't mean they will go away. One way or another, if your body needs food, needs rest, it will force you to shut down. And that's exactly what happened to me.

Do You Have the Perfect Body?

Danielle Prestejohn | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Prestejohn

When are we going to get the message that it's not about having a perfect body? That there's no such thing as perfection. That striving for perfection actually leads to more and more self-harm.

The Normalization of Cosmetic Surgery

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.29.2014 | Style
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The notion that cosmetic surgery is a "simple beauty treatment" is a contradiction in terms, a paradox of sorts. Surgery is almost never simple, physically or psychologically, and the more we believe it's a solution to our beauty needs, the less beautiful we tend to feel.

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 Shame Files

Jennifer Pastiloff | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Jennifer Pastiloff

I'd take that old snapshot out from the back of my mind and dust it off a little before peering closer. You were beautiful. You were behind the wheel I'd say to the photograph, before putting it back with a few others I'd saved.