Post by Zlata Faerman. Clean eating is definitely part of a healthier well-being, but constantly obsessing over the foods you eat can be signs of a condition called orthorexia. Not (yet) categorized as an actual disorder, the research and statistics surrounding it are scarce. Show More Summary
Toni Saiber was going through a divorce when her soon-to-be ex-husband made a passing comment about her weight. The jab stung and reverberated in her head: She was 30, about to be back out on the dating market, and felt particularly vulnerable. Show More Summary
For individuals who are recovering from a restrictive eating disorder, one important component of their treatment is to face their "fear" or "trigger" foods. For many people in recovery this task can seem incredibly daunting -- and it may be difficult to know where to start. Show More Summary
She started drawing to overcome an eating disorder. Now, she uses her illustrations to empower others.
While speaking at the London JW3 Speaker Series, British journalist and notable chef Nigella Lawson shared her thoughts about the “clean eating” craze and how it negatively affects people. According to her, “People are using certain diets as a way
Lady Gaga is only 29 years old, but she’s already been through a lot. Gaga has battled bullying, eating disorders, and now sexual assault. The singer has opened up about one her past demons that have haunted her for so long. While Lady Gaga accepted her Woman of the Year award at the Billboard Music... Show More Summary
Trigger Warning: This article includes discussion of disordered eating. 2005 I couldn’t believe the three numbers before my eyes. “1-3-9,” the scale read, and I got off and danced around — all six feet, two inches of me — a happy triumphant little jig in the apartment I shared with a lesbian... Continue reading
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read two unusual pieces that expanded the way we think about disordered eating. One article explored the cultural factors stacked up against women from immigrant families...Show More Summary
I remember that red lollipop like I wasn't 6 years old then and 46 now. Before being bestowed that glistening cellophane wrapped, ruby red, cherry sweet consolation prize, I was just a little kid trapped in a world of grownups who hated themselves for reasons they were too ill-equipped to identify. Show More Summary
Healthy eating habits are one thing, but a life out of balance—and without cake—can be harmful, too
If you’ve scrolled through social media, picked up a diet book or simply typed “lose weight” into your search bar, you’re pretty much guaranteed to come across the phrase “clean eating.” Although this phrase quickly caught on within the health and fitness world, there’s one foodie that’s vehemently against it, British celebrity chef Nigella Lawson.
With food everywhere you look, difficult relatives and pressure to create perfect memories, the holidays can be a tough time for those who struggle with eating disorders.
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Nigella Lawson is not down with the clean eating trend. The British chef and author, famous for such decadent recipes as her Chocolate Guinness Cake, does not mince words when it comes to the healthy eating craze. At the JW3 SpeakerShow More Summary
At baseline, when young women at risk for eating disorders viewed images of supermodels while undergoing fMRI, a reward valuation region of their brains was activated. After the intervention, this reward valuation was more activated by exposure to images of healthy, normal weight women than by exposure to thin models. Show More Summary
Change your attitude. Change your behavior. Change your brain. Discussing the costs of pursuing the unrealistic thin beauty ideal reduces valuation of this idea. read more
Recovering from an eating disorder is an often long, painful and difficult journey. But what many people don’t know is that it is also an extremely expensive one. It is estimated that 30 million Americans struggle with eating disorders and that it is the mental illness with the highest mortality rate. Show More Summary
Imagine for a moment, you're an insecure teenager struggling to fit into the world and a parent tells you that you need to lose ten pounds. Afterwards, every time you look in the mirror you see your body as being "fat and ugly." Suddenly...Show More Summary
For the longest, I didn't see the light. I only saw the dark, the shadows. I was lost in the forest. I struggled with chronic headaches, depression, self-hate, chronic muscle pains, eating disorders, trauma from being abused growing up, and so on. Show More Summary