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Gay Body Dysmorphia

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Bamidele

Considering the pressures gay men face in their own communities to attain and retain a stellar physique, it is no surprise that gay men are more likely to develop eating disorders. So, what can be done to change the gay communities' perspectives on body image?

3 Keys for College Women to Stay Empowered

Janet Larson | Posted 09.03.2014 | College
Janet Larson

As young women begin college with anticipation and enthusiasm, these are a few of the roadblocks that too often sabotage the empowered and joyful experience they so deserve in this new chapter in their lives.

When I Stopped Being Skinny And The Whole World Fell Apart

Mandy Fishburn | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women
Mandy Fishburn

"You're not fat," he said, answering a question I hadn't asked. "You just need to tone up." I stood in my bikini at the lake's edge and froze. I wished I could sink into the sand and never re-emerge.

Shedding My 'Ugly' Truth Through CrossFit

Toan Lam | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Toan Lam

I can go on forever about how exercise has physically challenged and changed me. But above all, spiritually, this has been a lesson of evolving, facing my fears and feeling deserving to (as my sister says) be proud of and own the body that houses my soul, that takes you to the next day, the next dimension.

This Could Be One Of The Reasons Anorexia Is So Hard To Treat

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women

Women with anorexia may experience a positive release from destructive weight-loss behaviors. Anorexia, a disorder that has a mortality rate of up...

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love My 185-Pound Body

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

Like many women, I've often distilled body image into a series of cold hard numbers: pounds, dress size, calories, carbs. But it wasn't always this way. In fact, the first time I realized weight would be an issue in my life, it was all about words.

Can Parents Prevent Eating Disorders?

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

While there's nothing definitive you can do to prevent an eating disorder in your child, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk, and increase the chance of her (or him) having a positive body image.

Diane Keaton Consumed 20,000 Calories A Day Struggling With Bulimia

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 05.09.2014 | Celebrity

Diane Keaton discussed her struggle with bulimia during an appearance on "Dr. Oz" May 8. The 68-year-old said she suffered from the eating disorde...

How To Help A Friend Who Has An Eating Disorder

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.24.2014 | Women

When you see a close friend or loved one struggling with an eating disorder, the obvious impulse is to help. But knowing the right steps to take can b...

Eating Disorders Are More Common Than You Think On College Campuses

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 03.03.2014 | College

One-in-four college students have a mental health condition that has been increasing since 1950: an eating disorder. According to the National Eati...

5 Myths About Eating Disorders

KnowMore TV | Posted 05.02.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

In keeping with the "awareness" portion of the week, here are a few common misconceptions about eating disorders and the real truths behind them.

Healthy, Touching Thighs: How I Fought to Get Rid of My Thigh Gap

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Jenni Schaefer

When I was lost in my eating disorder, I would stand in front of my bathroom mirror each morning and night to make sure my thighs didn't touch.

'Thinness Became My Entire Identity'

Paulina Pinsky | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Paulina Pinsky

I had imagined a triumphant moment that involved eating a whole cake with my hands without breaking eye contact and saying, "YES, I HAVE BEEN A BULIMIC AND ANOREXIC FOR SEVEN YEARS. BUT NOW I AM BETTER. I AM EATING THIS CAKE BECAUSE I WANT IT AND I'M HUNGRY."

Back From Bulimia

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Adam Kirk Edgerton

There is no greater rejection than self-rejection. It is haunting, persistent, and colors the world in shades of pastels that are not reality. Everything and everyone seems brighter than you when you are afraid of yourself.

What Is Life Like With an Eating Disorder? Watch This to See

Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW

Though one was produced by a couple of teenage girls and the other by an esteemed Hollywood filmmaker, there are some great similarities between two n...

You Won't Believe This Magazine Art Director's Rant in Defense of Photoshopping Girls

Karl Gude | Posted 02.16.2014 | Women
Karl Gude

"Sorry, as a magazine editor, I know what it's like to flip through dozens of shots to find the right one. And, do you know what gets my e-mail gong? "That shot, her lipstick is smudged. Her shirt is wrinkled."

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.

Our Teen Girls and the Obsession With Size 0

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Talk to your daughters about how there is no virtue in striving for being a 0 in any realm of life. See if you can get your daughters to see this size as ludicrous. Use humor if you have to. Most importantly, let your daughters know that you are aware of these sizes and that they are unacceptable to you.

5 Reasons Social Media Is Dangerous For Me

Glennon Melton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Glennon Melton

These people -- the ones in my home and in the post office and in my kids' school and in my neighborhood -- they are real life, and my real life deserves my full and undivided attention.

Giving My Birthday Away to a Terminally Ill Friend

Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh

One of my dearest friends, Charlotte, is dying of cancer. Her doctors are not promising her any more birthdays, so I've decided to give her mine: September 29.

Eating Disorders in DSM-5: Trading Catch-All Diagnostic Categories for Precise Descriptions

David J. Kupfer, M.D. | Posted 10.23.2013 | Healthy Living
David J. Kupfer, M.D.

Given that eating disorders cause pronounced psychological distress and physical, even life-threatening harm, we expect the changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to prove critical for many people.

Robyn Lost 57 Pounds: 'I Needed To Treat Myself With The Same Respect I Gave Others'

Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Robyn Spurr Age:...

Almost Anorexic

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 02.14.2014 | Women
Jenni Schaefer

On planes and at parties, Dr. Thomas and I are often asked, "How can I become almost anorexic?", as if engaging in eating disorder symptoms at an average or above-average body weight is benign or even desirable.

3 Ways Yoga Can Help Relieve Eating Disorders

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

The researchers found yoga, aerobic exercise, massage, and body awareness therapy significantly reduced eating disorder scores and depression in anorexic and bulimic patients.

6 Things You Should Know About Men And Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.26.2013 | Women

Eating disorders aren't just a "woman thing." People of all gender identifications, ages, races and sexualities suffer from eating disorders and s...