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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Virtual Reality to Help Eating Disorder Therapy

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A new treatment option for eating disorders and other body image related problems involves the use of virtual reality. Individuals are able to face food and body image related fears in a safe environment and with lower activation of the stress hormones that would be released in a real life situation.

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Opening Up about Orthorexia: Popular Vegan Blogger Fights for Recovery

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Recently the 23-year-old blog author of “The Blonde Vegan” shared with her readers that she is struggling with orthorexia, a less widely understood eating disorder. Although initially motivated to become healthier, her desire to be healthy became an unhealthy obsession.

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A Look at Emotional Eating: Stress May Trigger Sweet Taste Buds

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It’s not uncommon for people to overeat and overindulge in sweets when experiencing high levels of stress. Researchers decided to explore the biological cause of this “stress eating” or “emotional eating” phenomenon. Here’s what they found.

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Out-of-Control Bikini Body Plans

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A bikini body is simply a body that is wearing a bikini. However, most catalogs and magazines only show very tall and very thin women in bikinis who are often photo-shopped to look even thinner. Advertisers understand the expectation that they have set for women’s bodies, and they use that ideal to sell products that promise to help “get yourself bikini ready.”

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The Thin Line Between Cleanses and Eating Disorders

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There is no medical evidence to suggest that that a cleanse helps one to lose fat or that it does what it claims to do – to detoxify the body. Cleanses mimic many of the unhealthy and socially unacceptable practices seen in eating disorders, but they have become socially acceptable due to it being cleverly marketed as a health benefit.

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