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Rebecca Cooper is a California licensed therapist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, and the author of Diets Don’t Work®. She the founder of Rebecca’s House Eating Disorders Treatment Program™. 800-711-2062.

Entries by Rebecca Cooper, MA, MFT, CCH, CEDS

The Truth About Binge Eating

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 1:44 PM

A patient came to see me because she needed a heart operation. You may think that it is strange that someone would come to see a therapist because of a heart condition. She began explaining why she needed my help. Here is Sally's story:

I have a very serious heart...
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A Day in the Life of a Bulimic

(2) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 5:00 PM

The content of this post may be sensitive to some readers.

Most people have no idea what it is really like to suffer with an eating disorder. They think it is the need to be skinny. They think the person with bulimia nervosa could quit if they really wanted to....

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Enjoy the Holidays Without Weight Gain (and Guilt!)

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 1:15 PM

The holidays are fast approaching. For some people, it is a magical time of year, but others are filled with anxiety. Here is a list of anxiety-provoking thoughts that can ruin your holidays.

• I am trying to lose weight, and I know I will gain weight from all those...

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New Year's Dieting Resolutions and Expectations

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 1:15 PM

At this time of year, many of us are contemplating New Year's resolutions for the year to come. According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the No. 1 New Year's resolution for 2012 was to lose weight. How did our country get to a place where this is...

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Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup: Not Such a Sweet Deal

(8) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 2:45 PM

Perhaps as addictive as cocaine, a closer look at sugar and high fructose corn syrup may help to explain America's rise in obesity, diabetes and the new focus on food addiction.

High fructose corn syrup hit the markets in the 1950s as a wonder product. Cheaper than sugar...

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Bullying and Eating Disorders

(1) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 6:34 PM

Do you remember someone bullying you as an adolescent? I have asked this question to many of my adult patients and they can still vividly remember an incident that occurred in school or home that they cannot forget.

Verbal bullying include put-downs related to physical appearance, mannerisms, socioeconomic status,...

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7 Tips for Finding a Quality Eating Disorder Treatment Program

(4) Comments | Posted July 22, 2012 | 5:23 PM

Most people who have an eating disorder try to manage it on their own, go to therapy, see a registered dietitian or discuss it with their medical doctor. They may spend needless years of suffering trying to recover. The key to recovery is to start with a solid foundation of...

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Male Anorexia

(4) Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 6:11 PM

When in history has a male ever been concerned about fitting into a pair of skinny jeans? Media has hyper-focused on the skinny male model. Today's fashion is geared towards the emaciated male in a pair of skinny jeans. This male body image does not occur naturally unless someone is...

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