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Anorexic

Train Your Mind, Challenge the Propaganda

Gabi Holzwarth | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Gabi Holzwarth

Today, these memories act as preventative medicine for my mind as I am constantly bombarded with superficial images of anorexic models portrayed as sex symbols. When I see the skin and bones of models, I no longer feel the envy, because I actively focus on remembering the pain I felt to achieve this.

The Body Part That's Suddenly Become My Prime Asset

Jill Demby Guest | Posted 11.13.2014 | Fifty
Jill Demby Guest

My ass. I always figured what I couldn't see didn't concern me. But apparently other people have noticed. Men have noticed. Really attractive men have noticed. Really attractive younger men have noticed. As a post-50 woman, I've been told I have a great ass more times this year than in my entire life. From the way things are going, I guess you could say my ass is having a landmark year.

A Tale of a Recovering Anorexic, Part Five

Brittany Kelleher | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Brittany Kelleher

When I was a freshman, I was so sick. I was so, so sick. And no one knew. Without my family, I was not only free from their watchful gaze but also from their anxious, worried faces that encouraged me to eat for their sake.

A Tale of a Recovering Anorexic, Part Four

Brittany Kelleher | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Brittany Kelleher

By the time I arrived at the hospital, I had already blown through two doctors. I had learned to placate these individuals, feeding them the answers they wanted to hear and convincing them of my psychological progress.

A Tale of a Recovering Anorexic, Part Two

Brittany Kelleher | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Brittany Kelleher

In trying to make sense of this all and uncover its roots, I now see the subtle cues that indicated my susceptibility to anorexia. Most obvious is my neurotic perfectionism.

A Tale of a Recovering Anorexic

Brittany Kelleher | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Brittany Kelleher

I am a recovering anorexic, and this is my story. I've thought about it every day since I was 16-years-old. I've analyzed it, dug deep for its root, and cried over its reality.

6 Myths About Eating Disorders (NEW BOOK)

Kelsey Osgood | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Kelsey Osgood

The truth is that we still know very little about eating disorders, and much of what we say we "know" is actually conventional wisdom adopted as fact by desperate parents, sufferers and uneducated bystanders.

Catherine Pearson

The Eating Disorder Treatment That Puts Parents In Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.19.2013 | Parents

When treatment began, Rina Ranalli managed every bite of food that entered her 13-year-old daughter’s mouth. For 2 1/2 months, she prepared three m...

Katherine Bindley

Is Going Gluten-Free The Latest Cover For Extreme Dieting?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

I Thought Weighing 58 Pounds Made Me Strong...Until I Learned What Real Strength Is

Intent | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women
Intent

15-year-olds aren't supposed to have strokes. At least that's what I thought. I try not to think about it too much. Even now, I only have bits and pieces; shards of memories that somehow remained intact even through the trauma my brain endured that day

Surviving Anorexia

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 05.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Amalia Negreponti

I used the iron will and discipline anorexia had given me, to master myself. To become one of those who survived the illness. Who beat it.

Plus Size Magazine 'Reveals' Low Weight Among Models

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 03.14.2012 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

We don't need to see the research to believe the claims. Can anyone look at runway models and think that they weigh anything near what the non-models do?

An Older Generation Falls Prey To Anorexia

www.empowher.com | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty

Because most people associate eating disorders with adolescent girls, it may surprise them to learn that there are quite a few middle-aged people suff...

Living With Anorexia Nervosa (VIDEO)

TV360 | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Anorexia nervosa is a serious eating disorder, becoming more and more prevalent around the Western world. Despite patients' stance that this disorder ...

Girl 'Bullied' Into Anorexia, Mom Says

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

PITTSBURGH — A woman has filed what experts believe is a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the Pittsburgh Public Schools, claiming her daughter deve...

Can an Anorexic Woman and an Obese Woman Be Best Friends?

Leslie Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Leslie Goldman

The opening dialogue of disFigured moves into a rare plotline that I found shockingly real, touchy, emotional, humorous and hurtful, and introspective for viewers heavy and thin alike.