Juicing is a very popular concept available in Southern California. All of my friends are constantly stopping at Juice Bars in Santa Monica, Venice and beyond in search of a good juice (and often times a shot of wheat grass). I have to admit I never got into this movement. I prefer a latte over a green drink that smells funny any day of the week.
by Bridget Loves on Jan 01, 2011
The death of Isabelle Caro isn’t entirely shocking, but it is deeply sad. I first came across Isabelle when I saw her on Jessica Simpson’s VH1 show The Price of Beauty. She was shockingly skinny and discussed the ad campaign that ran during fashion week, the one where she was photographed naked to show the world how anorexia ravaged her body and ruined her modeling career.
by Bridget Loves on Dec 31, 2010
Do you watch Ruby on the Style Network (sister of E)? I have watched this show for years. I love Ruby. She is outgoing, funny, quirky and has a lot of funny friends. But more so it is interesting watching her story unfold. Ruby was once over 700 pounds and she lost a lot of the weight without surgery. However, the struggle to lose the rest has warranted this TV show.
by Bridget Loves on Dec 28, 2010
The holiday season is here and many of us are enjoying a vacation and time with family and friends. While watching television over the weekend I noticed that the numbers of weight loss, diet, cleanse, surgery commercials are up. Way up! In fact while watching football more than half the commercials were related to shedding those unwanted pounds.
by Bridget Loves on Dec 28, 2010
I must admit as an educated and fairly cultured young women I have to admit I have an addiction. I don’t think it is the kind to be cured in rehab. If they put us in rehab I think the problem would get worse. My problem is reality tv. I can’t get enough. And when I can, I can’t stop watching!
by Bridget Loves on Dec 21, 2010
The other day I was speaking with a therapist regarding her work with eating disorder patients. This therapist is located about 100 miles north of LA in a fairly well known city. A city with a few therapists specializing in eating disorders. So this next question caught me off guard. She asked, “Do you know a 12 step group for anorexics?”. I replied, “Um, well I mean Overeaters Anonymous is for Anorexics as well, even though they don’t overeat right?”.
by Bridget Loves on Dec 15, 2010
There is a new show coming out called Bridalplasty, I don’t know the network because I am so disgusted I just started blogging about it. The premise of the show is 12 brides to be come on and compete to win the plastic surgery of their dreams in time for their wedding. Yup, you heard it right. 12 women are now competing to get fixed surgically.
by Bridget Loves on Dec 12, 2010
My belief is that both the cultural shift that celebrates diets, fasts, cleanses, weight loss and being thin may simply add to the mix. They say genetics loads the gun and the environment pulls the trigger. Maybe this population already has a high genetic disposition to developing an eating disorder and once they are introduced to this particular environment an ED forms with ease.
by Bridget Loves on Dec 09, 2010
Emotional eating is one of the most prevalent and accepted things in today’s society. While it is widely accepted and joked about, this is something that can be managed so you are better able to cope with life without using food. I successfully beat an 18 year battle with anorexia, bulimia and food issues. I am here to help you do the same.
by Bridget Loves on Dec 06, 2010
“Mike and Molly” is the new CBS sitcom centered on a couple who met at Overeaters Anonymous. Is this a step in the right direction to help America (and the world) understand overeating and obesity or is this just an excuse to tell fat jokes? I personally don’t mind the appearance of the characters, however, it seems a lot of viewers have complained about seeing “fat people” be intimate.