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IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Quit My STEM Major Because of My Eating Disorder

yesterdayLifestyle : xoJane

I've told this story a hundred times, and each time it's different, though the logistics never change: a nerdy girl from Russia gets into one of the best US colleges to study applied math but midway through junior year changes her major to writing and then graduates. It's a boring story, so I... Continue reading

Childhood binge eating: Families, feeding, and feelings

URBANA, Ill. - Binge eating is the most prevalent type of eating disorder across races, ethnic groups, ages, and genders. Surprisingly, binge eating has even been reported in children as young as 5 years old. read more

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Weight Management

Countless people feel unhappy with their bodies. Some have eating disorders, and many others deal with issues surrounding weight management. They may have tried the standard self-help techniques, from exercise and dieting to grueling weight loss programs, without success. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective […]

‘On Women Poets and Nourishment’: Cynthia Cruz at VIDA

At VIDA, Cynthia Cruz documents her struggle to publish an anthology that collects new and formally complex poetry about eating disorders. “My main criterion was strong poetry. This might seem obvious, but it isn’t. Each time I submitted the collection for possible publication, it became clear that strong poetry was not among the criteria people […]

What Did Lady Gaga and the Dalai Lama Talk About?

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

The pop star asked the Tibetan leader on everything from Orlando to eating disorders and self harm.

Fitness queen Cassey Ho opens up about her eating disorder

Cassey Ho, the creator of uber-successful fitness channel Blogilates, is known for helping millions of people achieve a more healthy and active…

Eugenie Bouchard dismisses eating disorder rumours as tennis golden girl rediscovers love for her sport

Tipped for the very top when she reached the Wimbledon final in 2014, Bouchard endured an alarming loss of form in 2015, and suffered a freak accident at that year's US Open.

How Women Sabotage Their Relationship with Food

The health and wellness industry is at a crossroads. Evidenced by the growing rates of both obesity and eating disorders, women are simultaneously starving and overfeeding themselves, and it goes beyond food. They're starved for a more meaningful, purpose-driven life and overfed by media messages telling them who and how they should look and be. Show More Summary

Cast Iron Pans Are a Reliable Source of Dietary Iron

Iron deficiency is the world’s most common nutritional disorder. As many as two billion people have anemia, mainly from not getting enough iron in their diet, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). So, other than eating more iron-rich foods, another good way to increase iron intake is to cook foods in a cast iron pan. Read more...

How Pro-Anorexia Websites Exacerbate the Eating Disorder Epidemic

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

In 2010, Alex Chernik told his younger sister Natalya, “You got fat.” In most situations, that sort of thing would have ended there, a little teasing between siblings. Natalya and Alex were close; though not biologically related, they...Show More Summary

Not East Nor West: On Asian-American Body Image

TRIGGER WARNING: Disordered eating, toxic body image I attempted my first crash diet in the fourth grade. I don't remember exactly what prompted it, but I wrote a diary entry in September 2004 detailing my frustration at watching myShow More Summary

The Hardest Part of My Eating Disorder Recovery Is the Part Nobody Talks About

last weekLifestyle : xoJane

About a year ago, I went into outpatient treatment for an eating disorder. I had been trapped in the cycle of restricting, bingeing, and compulsively exercising for years, and I wanted so badly to break out of the cycle, but I was terrified of gaining weight. At the time, I had no idea how much... Continue reading

My Eating Disorder Almost Destroyed My Family

On a gloriously sunny afternoon in April 2002, the kind of day that southern California is famous for, my friend Maria came to pick me up at the gym where I worked. Before heading to lunch, she told me she needed to run by her house....Show More Summary

Women Are Documenting Their Eating Disorder Recovery Via Instagram

The #edrecovery community is supportive, but photos and likes may do more harm than good.

Here's How My First Shopping Trip in Eating Disorder Recovery Went

2 weeks agoLifestyle : xoJane

I've been in recovery from an eating disorder for about a year. For me, recovery has meant gaining weight, as it does for many in the recovery community. Naturally, this has meant buying new clothes, which I view as pure torture. As I gained the weight back, I bought a few new pieces of clothing... Continue reading

Recovering from My Eating Disorder Helped Me Learn to Love Fashion Again

3 weeks agoLifestyle : xoJane

I was never one of those girls who guzzled down Vogue like sugar-free peach tea. I've never reached an "average" weight, let alone "morbidly obese," and no one has ever called me "fat." But somehow, at the age of 12, I developed an eating disorder anyway; one that has woven in and out of my life... Continue reading

Eating Disorder Treatment: In Home Transitional Support

Transitional eating disorder specialists are meeting clients in their homes, at local restaurants, on college campuses, or just off campus to provide meal support and coaching.

Is Disordered Eating a Part of Your Story?

Stephanie Hughes shares her story about disordered eating. The post Is Disordered Eating a Part of Your Story? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

For Muslims With Eating Disorders, Ramadan Can Pose a Dangerous Choice

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Last year, Azza Altiraifi saw Ramadan as an opportunity to lose weight. The 22-year-old recent college graduate knew the monthlong fast would allow her to indulge her anorexia without raising her family’s suspicions. Since none of them would be eating during the day either, her sickness wouldn’t stand out.A few ... More »

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