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Fads and Crash Diets: An Inside Look

In life we often get caught up searching for some kind of quick fix to our perceived problems, and many turn to the latest fad or crash diet for quick weight loss. Although wrapped in shiny little packages full of promises, crash diets can be very harmful both mentally and...

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Shame and Eating Disorders

An attitude of going through life alone is common among people who are struggling with an eating disorder. They often express feelings of shame and believe that those around them would not be considerate towards their illness. However, most families or friends are willing...

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Eating Disorders among Men Today

Approximately 10 million males in the United States will struggle with a serious eating disorder at some point during their lives. Men have been taught from a very young age that they need to be strong at all times....

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Intuitively Trusting Your Body

Each of our bodies is uniquely designed to tell us when enough is enough, or when we have eaten too little. However, many people who are struggling with an eating disorder have expressed difficulty with trusting themselves with regard to food. As part of recovery, it is...

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Fads and Crash Diets: An Inside Look

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In life we often get caught up searching for some kind of quick fix to our perceived problems, and many turn to the latest fad or crash diet for quick weight loss. Although wrapped in shiny little packages full of promises, crash diets can be very harmful both mentally and physically.

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A Personal Take on Eating Disorder Recovery

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The road to recovery from an eating disorder is not an easy one. Sometimes the path doubles back on itself before it continues forward. A writer and lawyer recently published an article about her process of recovery from an eating disorder.

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Shame and Eating Disorders

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An attitude of going through life alone is common among people who are struggling with an eating disorder. They often express feelings of shame and believe that those around them would not be considerate towards their illness. However, most families or friends are willing to help and become a support system.

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Eating Disorders among Men Today

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Approximately 10 million males in the United States will struggle with a serious eating disorder at some point during their lives. Men have been taught from a very young age that they need to be strong at all times.

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Intuitively Trusting Your Body

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Each of our bodies is uniquely designed to tell us when enough is enough, or when we have eaten too little. However, many people who are struggling with an eating disorder have expressed difficulty with trusting themselves with regard to food. As part of recovery, it is important to learn how to listen and trust your body.

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Social Eating During and Post Recovery

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In social eating situations, it is not uncommon for individuals recovering from eating disorders to feel anxiety, as well as a fear of being judged or losing control.

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Link Between Eating Disorders and Decreased Productivity

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Dealing with an eating disorder is mentally and physically taxing, but it also can affect an individual’s productivity levels. One study examined the correlation between lower levels of productivity and binge eating.

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Common Brain Structure Found in Those Affected by Binge Eating and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Researchers examined the decision-making processes of people with binge eating disorder and other compulsive disorders. Using a brain scan during decision making tests, a similar pattern of brain activity was found.

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Clothing Size is Just a Number

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Many people use clothing size as part of the definition of what they look like, how healthy they are, and sometimes simply used to define who they are. But what does a clothing size really say about a person?

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Athletes Struggle with Body Perfecting and Eating Disorders

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Did you know an athlete is on average three times more likely to develop an eating disorder than a non-athlete? In particular, any sport that values a thin build puts athletes at even greater risk of an eating disorder. A recent study examined athlete’s eating, body image and depressive symptoms.

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