I have seen a piece of candy ruin someone’s day, an extra bite, and even non sugar-free gum. How do these items have so much power over their consumers? A “Fear food” is a food that will absolutely lead to perceived immediate weight gain. The mere idea of fear foods among people with eating disorders [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Jul 01, 2013
Summer is here and with that comes many exciting things to do. However, for many women out there it causes a sense of dread and a very unsettling fear, as store mannequins start shedding their winter parkas and sweaters and exchanging them for bathing suits and bikinis. When we were little girls picking out summer swimwear [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Mar 27, 2013
The other day I got really irritated with a friend because they were late to meet me for coffee. I kept sitting there tapping my high-heeled foot under the table, looking at my watch and thinking to myself that I had a blog I had to finish, dry cleaning to pick up, sushi to eat, [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Aug 02, 2012
The anticipation of the summer Olympic games in London has been growing for quite sometime. There is something about them that just screams USA, and as a country is makes us stand a little taller, and root for all those who sport the Red, White, and Blue. One of the events I have been [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Mar 23, 2011
So I love how I talk to people in recovery everyday, who are constantly trying to avoid anything and everything that might spark something from their life post recovery and send them spur tailing back into the Eating Disorder world. I too sported this theme for many years… I call it “Trigger Tag”. Your disease is “it”, and it seems that people, places, and things, are constantly chasing you…
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient on Feb 26, 2011
Her beauty is plastered across the front of any magazine, billboard, or commercial screen. She is thin, beautiful, polished, not one zit, not one blemish, not one single flaw. She must be happy, she must have the best life, and she must not have a care in the world.
by Bridget Loves on Dec 02, 2010
The other day I was speaking to a friend of mine who used to be an “eating disorder buddy”. We would overexercise, undereat and report all the facts back to each other on what the scale said. I have been recovered for many years now and work actively helping others seek relief in treatment. However, the other day when I was talking to my friend she was having a very hard time and I said (for the millionth time) how about treatment?
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Oct 14, 2010
Some adults with eating disorders are experiencing the behavior for the first time. Often, the various anxieties and emotional stresses of life, relationships and career are responsible for the manifestation of eating disordered behavior.
by Emily DeGemmis on Aug 03, 2010
Life circumstances, health issues, personal concerns, and financial hardships have interfered with what and when I would, know I should, and what I want to eat at times. I’ve recently reached the same realization I had while in eating disorder treatment years ago: I need to do better faster.