Tag Archives: eating disorder triggers

Detrimental Effects of Mirrors

With the flux of airbrushed images in the media, the standard for beauty has become perfection. The mirror changes from a tool that is used to check a reflection to the judge that determines whether or not a person is fitting what society has determined to be beautiful.

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Causes of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are prevalent in modern society, affecting 24 million in the United States today. It is important to educate ourselves about potential causes and signs. Among other factors, they often arise as a coping mechanism that transcends into a disorder.

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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 physically.

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Opening Up about Orthorexia: Popular Vegan Blogger Fights for Recovery

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

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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The Thin Line Between Cleanses and Eating Disorders

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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The Break Room Jungle

The work break room can be a painful place to be if you’re struggling with or overcoming an eating disorder. Every time I walk in to my break room, I feel like I’m entering a dangerous jungle. Unknown “predators” await me in the jungle…

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Mobile Phone App Created To Help Teens Overcome Body Image Issues

Pixelberry, the creators of the cell phone app called High School Story, started a crusade to help teens with current problems. Recently, they partnered with the National Eating Disorder Association to address one of the most requested topics for the app: eating disorders and body image.

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Diet Apps: A New Obsession?

Some people may think that new diet apps could benefit those who have eating disorders. These apps allow patients to do things like track food intake and get suggestions for coping techniques. Some of these apps even allow patients to send the data to their therapists in order to enhance eating disorder treatment. The question […]

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Eating Disorder Triggers | BMI: To Screen Or Not To Screen?

There was an article recently discussing BMI screening children in school. When I went to go read more about the article the page could “no longer be displayed”, I did find out that the school is in Massachusetts, and that the parent or guardian of the child could write a letter to waive the child […]

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