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Eating Disorder Recovery

The Importance of Multidisciplinary Eating Disorders Treatment

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Even though each recovery journey is unique, more than three decades in this field has revealed a single best practice that I believe can benefit every eating disordered individual -- a multidisciplinary treatment team.

Your Practical Guide to Break Free From Emotional Eating

Zlata Sushchik | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Zlata Sushchik

I suspect that you are reading this because you may have found yourself acting like a hot mess and marching straight to the store to buy a dozen cupcakes when you felt upset.

Nights of Never-Ending Oreos

Jenn Hand | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

When you don't betray yourself by running away, by eating your sorrows, and by drowning your pain in food, you allow space for healing. Your heart begins to mend, your soul begins to shine, and your smile returns.

Former Child Beauty Queen: Pageants Helped Me Overcome My Eating Disorder

OWN | Posted 08.21.2014 | OWN

From the time she was 4 years old, Mari Wilensky had been a pageant girl. With her mother's encouragement, the child competed in beauty pageants ar...

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...

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...

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.

6 Things Recovery From an Eating Disorder Gave Me

Christina Grasso | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina Grasso

An eating disorder is so terribly miserable, I would not even wish it on my worst enemy's cousin's tarantula. But over half of my life has been defined and ruled by this insidious illness, and as devastating as it has been, it has ultimately changed my life in a way for which I can only be thankful.

The Eating Disorder I Was Too Ashamed to Talk About

Olivia Roat | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Olivia Roat

Through recovery, I've become friends with the strongest, kindest, smartest and most creative women I've ever met. This week, I've been privileged to be inspired by the amazing recovery stories they share. Those voices of recovery are one of the strongest weapons we have in the fight against eating disorders.

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.

The Life Out Loud: Yoga for Eating Disorders

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Yoga had helped her to heal. At the same time, Chelsea Roff was courageous in disapproving of the body-consciousness that modern Western yoga fosters, in its advertising of sleek, lithe, muscular forms, and the peer pressure felt in many studios to have "the perfect yoga body."

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.

Why Powerful Women Should Talk About Their Eating Disorders

Christina Huffington | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women
Christina Huffington

It's important for younger women to see that success does not prevent mental health issues and that mental health issues do not prohibit success.

When Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy

Andrea Wachter | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

For some, restrictive eating is a short-lived stage that ricochets into a junk food rebellion. Others find their way back to the middle of the road. But for many, this so-called "healthy" way of eating can become a true obsession and, at its most extreme, an eating disorder known as orthorexia.

Binge Eating Disorder Becomes an Official Eating Disorder Diagnosis

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Binge eating disorder (BED) is perhaps one of the most widely misunderstood mental disorders despite the fact that it affects as many as 3.5 percent of American women and 2 percent of American men.

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 ...

Fatal Obsession

Suna Senman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

My life seemed glamorous and promising: I was in my 20s, living in Paris and Normandy, spending my days training in ballet, modern dance, and jazz, and spending my evenings clubbing with VIP actors, models, and athletes. There was just one little problem: I was killing myself.

Why I Actually Like My Period

Isabella Huffington | Posted 05.01.2013 | Women
Isabella Huffington

Getting my period meant I was healthy. And that was the problem. I didn't want to be healthy; I wanted to be skinny. And I wanted to be skinny more than I wanted to be anything else. When I was 11, a friend asked me what superpower I wanted. I told her I wanted to be invisible.

10 Ways To Have A Better Relationship With Food

Posted 02.28.2013 | Women

Lexi Petronis | Glamour Lori Lieberman, RD, MPH, CDE, LDN, is a dietitian, so she knows food. But as the co-author of "Food to Eat: guided, hopeful...

I Had All These Thoughts That Were Like A Bully In My Mind

ProudToBeMe | Posted 04.29.2013 | Teen
ProudToBeMe

I am a good student, basketball player, and I attend church almost every Sunday. I have always been good at hiding my feelings and putting a smile on my face even when everything is falling apart. Do you want to know my secret?

Standing Up to an Eating Disorder

North by Northwestern | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
North by Northwestern

I’m telling my story in the hopes that people can begin to realize that eating disorders and mental disorders can affect everyone. What I am doing is something that has scared me for a long time, but I feel like it is something I need to do.

Afraid to Eat

Mary Pritchard | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

We, as a society, have got to change. This unhealthy focus on appearance has to stop. It's all pervasive -- every magazine, TV show, movie, video game seems to be just a disguise for a how-to guide on how we're supposed to look, feel, and act.

The Role of Values in Eating Disorders Treatment

Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS

Eating disorders are phobic disorders; therefore, we have to challenge the phobia and support patients in confronting their fears. To do so, we must find something they value more than their eating disorder, something that's so important to them that it overrides this anxiety.

How I Lost My Love Handles in 2012 -- And Ate More Than I Ever Have

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Erin Joy Henry

I have not lost weight because I've traded body fat for muscle, and I wasn't trying to lose weight. But I am tighter than ever, and I am buying clothes one size smaller now. I have more energy than I sometimes know what to do with, and I feel confidence that I have never felt before.

Eat, People (Not a Zombie Blog)

Katie Goodman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Katie Goodman

That's my suggestion for this holiday. Start looking at what you've bought into. Get some therapeutic help to look at why you overeat. Make a decision that you are just not going to give it all the attention you normally do. Ever again.