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Eating Disorder

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

Posted 12.16.2014 | 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.

Zosia Mamet Opens Up About Her Eating Disorder And Recovery

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women

"I’ve struggled with an eating disorder since I was a child." That's the secret "Girls" actress Zosia Mamet decided to share with the world in he...

'Fat' And 'Ugly' Are Not The Worst Things A Woman Can Be

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 10.06.2014 | Women
Sarah Beauchamp

If we keep accepting this as reality, if we keep dieting and trying to fit into the stereotypes, or if we keep apologizing for not fitting into the stereotypes, we're doomed. No matter who you are, it's almost impossible to be "pretty" and "thin" to everyone. You will always be "fat" or "ugly" to someone.

Helping Ourselves or Someone You Know Suffering From an Eating Disorder

Laura Loterszpil | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Loterszpil

Twenty-some years ago I dealt with a very painful and hard addiction called bulimia. Bulimia is a type of eating disorder where one binges on usual...

Food and Loathing

Pamela Brill | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Pamela Brill

I can tell my daughter that nothing is as beautiful as her little body exactly as it is no matter if she is tall, short, big or small. But I am sure she sees through my platitudes. Because she sees a mom who is always on a diet. She sees a mom who looks in the mirror and sighs.

Eight Years Ago, This Anorexic Mom Was 82 Pounds. Now...

OWN | Posted 06.11.2014 | OWN

In 2006, Leigh Key was a 38-year-old mother of two boys. Like many moms, she worked hard to care for her family, but there was something very troublin...

The New and Dangerous Eating Disorder

Brynn | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living

I still have the tough days where the diet industry gets its hooks in me. I still feel a little guilty every time I rip open a little packet of fake sugar. But most days I feel proud of how far I've come. I relish food for the experience it brings, for the sustenance it gives me.

On Fighting for Your Healthy Self

Christina Grasso | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina Grasso

A person's "realness" does not necessarily increase with his or her number of curves, and similarly their power and worth do not increase with degree of thinness. Realness comes from being comfortable in one's own skin and creating a life worth living.

What Tom Sawyer Taught Me About Overcoming Anorexia

Temimah Zucker | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Temimah Zucker

I used to be jealous of Tom Sawyer. In one of the more memorable chapters of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Tom is able to attend his own funeral, as...

Building a Transmedia Project for Young Adults With Mental Illness, Their Families and Their Health Care Providers

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Mona Shattell

Telling stories across multiple media forms, tapping the strengths of each, offers the potential to develop meaningful stories in much deeper and more engaging ways.

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.

Meatless Monday: The Glow From Ontario -- Oh She Glows' Angela Liddon

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Canadians tend to be nicer than Americans -- more candor, less snark. There's some exceptions, but then there's Canadians like Ontario's Angela Liddo...

Expanding the Conversation About Eating Disorders

Alison Malmon | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Alison Malmon

Eating disorders are illnesses that poison minds, bodies, and relationships. They are vicious and stubborn, and most of us will be touched in some way by one in the course of our lifetimes. However, recovery is possible.

Rallying Cry

Troy Roness | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Troy Roness

I am not blaming one parent, one teacher, a single comment, or the fact that kids are not 100-percent protected from the dangers of a very different society we face today. That simply is not realistic. However, the fact is, we have to be diligent in the way we extend messages to our youth, and what impact that may have -- whether we see the ramifications right away or not.

Tackling Gay Men's Struggle With Body Image, Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.09.2014 | Gay Voices

David Levitz is a blogger and YouTube personality whose videos discuss issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community wi...

Project Wellness: Making Your Eating Disorder Recovery Work

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

"What does 'recovered' from an eating disorder look like?" The short answer is, "It depends." Recovery depends on your diagnosis, your biology, psychology and circumstances. Like clothing, recovery looks different on each person. Most importantly, it is possible.

You Can Start Now

Stephanie Papa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Papa

It took me about three years to realize that this preoccupation of food was stemming from fear and loss: fear of losing control in my life, loss of confidence and love for myself.

Binge-or-Treat? Find Out if You Have Binge Eating Disorder

Robin M. Masheb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin M. Masheb

While many of us will find ourselves overindulging in candy in the upcoming days, and most of us have experienced times when it seems as if a food is literally calling out to us, how do we know if we are suffering from the full-blown disorder?