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Eating Disorder

I Had An Eating Disorder -- And Didn't Even Realize It

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.19.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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 02.27.2014 | 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 02.24.2014 | 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?

Is It Possible to Break Free From Emotional Eating?

Anne-Sophie Reinhardt | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne-Sophie Reinhardt

Healing is possible. Healing is real. It may not happen tomorrow, but if you continue to learn new tools, experiment with the resources that help, be compassionate with yourself and believe in yourself, you'll get there soon enough.

Overcoming My Eating Disorder and Raising a Healthy Daughter

Tova Ross | Posted 09.23.2013 | Style
Tova Ross

I gave birth to my daughter six months ago, and, a few sleep-deprived weeks later, I realized it was right around the 10th "anniversary" of when I was admitted to a hospital for an eating disorders inpatient program.

Why 'Love Your Body' Campaigns Aren't Working

Isabel Foxen Duke | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Isabel Foxen Duke

I wanted to get ahead, stand out, be special, and I didn't see how accepting my body the way it was would get me there. I believed my dreams were 20 lbs. away from me, and what seemed like a forced, new ideal of beauty on a billboard didn't seem to change that.

Why Behavior Change Apps Fail to Change Behavior

Nir Eyal | Posted 09.16.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

Imagine walking into a busy mall when someone approaches you with an open hand. "Would you have some coins to take the bus, please?" he asks. But in this case, the person is not a panhandler. The beggar is a PhD.

Does America Really Need to Go on a Diet? Another Perspective

David Bedrick | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
David Bedrick

Many Americans need to lose weight, it's true. But haven't we become a little obsessed with dieting and too fixated on our girth? Isn't time for a little more heart and critical thinking to enter the conversation?

The Skinny of Fashion's Body-Image Issue

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 07.21.2013 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

Model Kate Dillon and Summer Rayne Oakes talk about body image and fashion.

Day After Mother's Day Abercrombie & Fitch Protest

Darryl Roberts | Posted 07.13.2013 | Chicago
Darryl Roberts

On Monday, May 13, dozens of teenagers and parents will protest at the Abercrombie & Fitch store in Chicago (835 N. Michigan) at 4 p.m.

A Step Towards Ending 'Thinspiration' On Twitter

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.18.2013 | Women

In January, the Huffington Post took a look at the thinspiration community on Twitter in light of the company's statements that they had no intention ...

Emotional Eating as a Coping Mechanism

Mary Pritchard | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Most of the time our problems are within our control to fix, and eating is likely not going to help. Thus, what we should be doing is focusing on how to fix our problems. That's where problem-focused coping comes in.

How Becoming a Mom Improved My Body Image

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.08.2013 | Parents
The Chopra Well

I was frightened of passing down my body obsession and eating disordered history to daughters. With boys, I thought I'd be safe. Boys eat and run and eat some more. Boys don't ask if they look fat in their jeans, right?

Bullying and Body Image: How Bullying Leads to Eating Disorders

Tennie McCarty | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Tennie McCarty

Bullying can have long-lasting results on the bullied, and in some cases, may lead to eating disorders, according to UK Charity Beat.

College-Age Disease Calls for Attention

Suna Senman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

It is my hope that colleges across the country will increase the eating disorder resources and support offered not only to college students, but also to family members and local communities.

Recognizing the Signs of Anorexia

Tennie McCarty | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tennie McCarty

Individuals suffering from eating disorders and other food-related addictions often try to hide their behavior. If you suspect a loved one is suffering from anorexia, do not ignore the signs. Seek help from a professional.

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...

Confessions of a Food Addict

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Now, close to 20 years since those early, painful days when I first discovered I was not alone, my life has completely changed. That person I was all those years ago is not who I am now. But I still remain an addict. It is who and what I am.

How I Stopped Trying to Fix Myself

Jill Di Donato | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Jill Di Donato

There were many times I was lucky not to have been hurt as I indulged in some serious stupidity, waking up god-knows-where and telling myself, Jill, remember how this feels. Remember just how low and dirty and rotten this feeling is so you don't do it again.

Top 5 Myths About Bulimia

Tennie McCarty | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Tennie McCarty

Breaking through the common myths surrounding bulimia nervosa can help lead to healing. Understanding the truth may be what leads you or someone you love to getting the help that is needed to overcome this deadly disease.