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Video: Your daughter hears you criticize your body.

Video: What your daughter hears when you criticize your body. | (Real Simple) Our bodies can start to feel like a collection of disappointments—thick ankles, flabby bellies, thinning hair—that we regularly disparage out loud. And if you think there’s no harm in making fun of your hips or jokingly chastising yourself for eating a candy…
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Deadly fallacy eating disorders are teenage illness.

It’s a deadly fallacy that eating disorders are a teenage illness (The Guardian) The majority of patients with an eating disorder are adults. Many are fearful of seeking help, and when they do decide to see their GP they are often turned away. Related Posts:Eating disorders are not a teenage phase.The deadly side of eating disorders.Binge…
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Why we must renew our vows to recovery.

Why We Must Renew Our Vows to Recovery – Jenni Schaefer | Eating Recovery Center As we begin a new year, consider how you might strengthen and revitalize your fight. Think about the things that you value. How can you spend more time and energy focused on those things? Related Posts:Binge eating disorder and recovery.Slipping…
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Slipping out of recovery? Try these 3 practices.

Slipping out of recovery? Try these 3 effective practices. (Recovery Warriors) A key to being recovered means you have to put in the work to stay recovered. These three things have helped keep me on track when my brain wants to resort back to what is comfortable. Related Posts:Binge eating disorder and recovery.Why do you…
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Do I have an eating disorder?

Do I have an eating disorder? (VeryWell) Self-starvation, purging, overeating, and over-exercising can be symptoms of an eating disorder. Learn how to recognize these in yourself and others. Related Posts:Binge Eating: The overlooked eating disorder.What not to say to someone with anorexia or bulimia.What never to say to someone with an eating disorder.How an eating…
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3 tips to survive health and appearance cultural obsession.

3 tips on how to survive in a world where health and appearance are a cultural obsession. (Recovery Warriors) The world is not made for people in recovery from an eating disorder. It is a bold statement that I truly believe is the truth, but having the knowledge of this truth can shield a person…
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Want to know why you cannot stop thinking about food?

Want to know why you can’t stop thinking about food? The answer might surprise you. (Recovery Warriors) I tell them about the Minnesota Starvation Experiment. The restriction of nutrition and weight loss leads to a heightened interest in food and eating. Related Posts:Do you have a healthy relationship with food?How to eat without shame.80% of…
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What never to say to someone with an eating disorder.

5 things you should never say to someone who has struggled with an eating disorder. (Insider) It’s not always easy to know who’s dealt with an eating disorder.   Related Posts:What I wish others understood about my eating disorder.Binge Eating: The overlooked eating disorder.Could you have an eating disorder and not know?My daughter’s struggle taught…
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Clean eating: Warning signs it is an eating disorder.

Clean eating: Six warning signs that your health kick is an eating disorder. (Independent) Load up Instagram, and they’re everywhere. Clean-eating obsessives who document every morsel that passes their lips, smugly signalling that they’re better than you. Their meals are green, their snacks amount to a child’s handful of almonds, and their so-called ‘cheat days’ look…
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Lies about eating disorders that almost stopped my recovery.

13 lies about eating disorders that almost stopped me from reaching recovery. (Elite Daily) It was equally sick and destructive throughout, as my eating disorder made promises to me that ultimately could have led me to my grave. Now that I am in recovery, I can painfully expose the lies, disguised as truths, that my eating…
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Being overweight and having an eating disorder.

Being overweight and having an eating disorder. (Eating Recovery Center) People often mistakenly believe that they cannot be overweight and have an eating disorder. The truth is that eating disorders affect people of all sizes.   Related Posts:When you are both overweight and anorexic.Seeing self as overweight a self-fulfilling prophecy.Binge eating disorder and recovery.Binge Eating: The…
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Chewing and spitting eating disorder facts.

Chewing and spitting eating disorder facts. (Refinery29) It’s exactly what it sounds like. “Chewing and spitting” — occasionally known as “c/s” to sufferers and “CHSP” to psychologists — is a disordered eating behavior in which individuals chew up and then spit out their food in an effort to lose weight. But it’s so much more…
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Why do you give up on your recovery?

Why do you give up on your recovery? (Eating Disorders Blogs) Some of the most painful words for me to hear from clients and message board members are, “I give up. I’ll never be a ‘normal’ eater’” or “I’m not losing weight, so what’s the point in trying to eat ‘normally’?”   Related Posts:Binge eating…
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6 signs your health kick could be an eating disorder.

Six signs your health kick could be an eating disorder. (Independent) Scroll up Instagram, and they’re everywhere. Clean-eating obsessives who document every morsel that passes their lips, smugly signalling that they’re better than you. Their meals are gr   Related Posts:Clean eating: Warning signs it is an eating disorder.Signs of teen depression.Subtle signs you might…
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Controlled by exercise: Between self-harm and self-care.

Controlled by exercise: The distance between self-harm and self-care. (Huffington Post) My life felt controlled by getting in my next workout. I adopted the belief that a day was only as good as the workout completed. Fear pressured me into working out while sane people slept.   Related Posts:Exercise addiction: When healthy becomes hazardous.Culturally incompetent therapy:…
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Bulimia diagnosis requires these 4 factors.

Bulimia diagnosis requires these 4 factors. (VeryWell) You don’t have to “binge and purge” to have bulimia. Learn exactly what clinicians look for in bulimia diagnosis and what groups are most at risk. Related Posts:What not to say to someone with anorexia or bulimia.Treating bulimia with CBT and IPT.Enhanced CBT bests psychoanalysis for bulimia.Looking for…
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I had to stop exercising to lose weight.

I had to stop exercising to lose weight. (Elle) My doctor gave me an unusual prescription: to stop working out. And it totally changed my relationship with exercise and my body.   Related Posts:5 reasons your diet does not work.10 reasons to stop dieting now.Want to know why you cannot stop thinking about food?Why can…
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Signs your teen has an eating disorder.

5 signs that your teen might have an eating disorder. (Huffington Post) As a parent it can be challenging to discern whether you teenager is suffering from an eating disorder, especially because these disorders often thrive on secrecy and silence. The following are some common warning signs that may signify that your teenager is struggling…
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When you are both overweight and anorexic.

When you’re both overweight and anorexic. (Broadly) Eating disorders are commonly diagnosed after drastic weight loss. For anorexic women and men who don’t meet the weight criteria, that often means suffering in silence.   Related Posts:For anorexic men, focus is on muscle.Being overweight and having an eating disorder.Fat talk makes women less likeable.Seeing self as…
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Exercise addiction: When healthy becomes hazardous.

Exercise addiction: When healthy becomes hazardous. (REbeL) Throughout the past several decades, the American culture has grown obsessed with exercise. The widespread belief is that the only thing better than one hour of exercise, is two, perhaps three. Related Posts:Controlled by exercise: Between self-harm and self-care.‘Fitspiration’ exercise obsession.I had to stop exercising to lose weight.Extreme…
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The long reach of weight loss compliments.

The long reach of weight loss compliments. (ED Bites) It seems that nearly every time after we reunite with someone after a long time, someone always throws out a compliment like this: “You look like you’ve lost so much weight! You look fantastic!” Related Posts:No more weight loss contests at work!Fighting the push for wedding weight…
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Insurance companies keep eating disorder patients sick.

How insurance companies are keeping eating-disorder patients sick. (Marieclaire) Why aren’t women getting the health care they so desperately need? Related Posts:Can stress make you sick? 8 scary symptoms.Striving for the perfect diet is making us sick.Could you have an eating disorder and not know?Screwed-up reason people complimented for being sick.17 assumptions modern newlyweds are sick…
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Why has buff become best for men? Rise of the ripped.

Why has buff become best for men? Rise of the ripped. (Aeon) With bodies sculpted to look like comic-book heroes, today’s muscle men create an impossible template for masculinity. Related Posts:Self-monitoring apps: Recovery Record or Rise Up.12 signs of emotional infidelity.Midlife eating disorders triggers: Infidelity.Screwed-up reason people complimented for being sick.Harassment, masculinity, and body image.Selfie…
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Is the doctor in? Eating disorders training.

Is the doctor in? Eating disorders training amongst medical professionals: Part 1. (Science of Eating Disorders) Something that has often shocked and, frankly, appalled, me is how little training exists for those at the front line of eating disorder service delivery. I’m talking about people like family doctors, teachers, coaches… Related Posts:What it is like…
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Importance of a balanced diet for mental health.

Importance of a balanced diet for mental health. (Science Daily) The importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health has been highlighted by recent research. The human brain needs an adequate intake of key nutrients, such as polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-3, essential amino acids, B-group vitamins (B12 and folate), vitamin D and minerals like zinc, magnesium…
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80% of women suffer from food guilt.

New poll reveals that 80 percent of women suffer from food guilt. (Huffington Post) We’ve taken any excitement, enjoyment or pleasure from our food and have infused it with toxicity, both figuratively and literally. This type of stress that we carry around food can lead to things like eating disorders, weight issues, anxiety, and depression.…
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Top 10 eating disorder blogs of 2015.

Top 10 eating disorder blogs of 2015. (World of Psychology) This compilation of the best eating disorder blogs for 2015 reflects the great diversity among eating disorder bloggers.  …a series of real-life accounts, practical advice and sound wisdom. Related Posts:How an eating disorder changes the brain.What never to say to someone with an eating disorder.Binge…
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Here is what crash-dieting does to your body.

Here is what crash-dieting does to your body. (Buzzfeed) Here’s the thing: Crash diets can actually wreak havoc on your body, not to mention your general disposition (because, hangry). Here are nine reasons you should probably never do them again. Related Posts:10 reasons to stop dieting now.The case against dieting.Thigh gap: New body obsession?Teenage dieting…
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How an eating disorder changes the brain.

How an eating disorder changes the brain. (Huffington Post) …eating disorders affect “the thinking parts of our brain that we use to make rational decisions. Those parts of the brain themselves can actually shrink and degenerate during an active eating disorder,” Related Posts:The brain on anorexia.What alcohol does to your brain and body.Compassion: Brain food for…
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No more weight loss contests at work!

No more Biggest Loser weight loss contests at work! (Am I Hungry?) Weight loss contests are based on flawed assumptions. Particularly in workplace wellness initiatives, there are two predominant assumptions about body weight that are so ingrained that only a small (but growing) number of people even question them. Related Posts:The long reach of weight loss compliments.Fighting…
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Striving for the perfect diet is making us sick.

Striving for the perfect diet is making us sick. (Popular Science) Related Posts:17 assumptions modern newlyweds are sick of.Can stress make you sick? 8 scary symptoms.Screwed-up reason people complimented for being sick.Diet and activity trackers: Misused tools.Diet obsession: How to break free.5 reasons your diet does not work.
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Poor dental health can signal an eating disorder.

Poor dental health can signal an eating disorder. (Baltimore Sun) Related Posts:Brain abnormalities, poor memory with cannabis.6 signs your health kick could be an eating disorder.Could you have an eating disorder and not know?Clean eating: Warning signs it is an eating disorder.Poor sleep takes huge toll on academics.The holidays sent my eating disorder into overdrive.
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Fighting the push for wedding weight loss.

Fighting the unhealthy cultural push for wedding weight loss. (Psychology Today) Diets, cleanses, bridal boot camps, wedding-dress workouts…losing weight for a wedding can become an obsession, a distraction, and a source for stress during an already stressful time. Related Posts:Premarital counseling on your wedding checklist?Planning a wedding with anxiety.No more weight loss contests at work!The long reach…
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Importance of nutritional therapy for recovery.

The importance of nutritional therapy for recovery. (Eating Disorders Online) Nutrition therapy is a key component of eating disorder treatment and your recovery process. Related Posts:Binge eating disorder and recovery.Why do you give up on your recovery?Lies about eating disorders that almost stopped my recovery.The gift of eating disorder recovery to oneself.Eating disorder recovery: Your post-treatment plan.To…
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Self-monitoring apps: Recovery Record or Rise Up.

Self-monitoring apps: Recovery Record or Rise Up. (Psychology Today) “Self-monitoring takes a commitment of time and effort. The most effective evidence-based treatment approaches for adults incorporate self-monitoring. The information you record will be very helpful to me as your provider. You won’t have to do it forever. It is not something that normal eaters do.”…
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Alcohol abuse, eating disorders share genetics.

Alcohol abuse, eating disorders share genetic link. (Science Daily) Now researchers have found that some of the same genes likely are involved in both. They report that people with alcohol dependence may be more genetically susceptible to certain types of eating disorders and vice versa. Related Posts:A third of medical students report alcohol abuse.Older people…
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Do not settle for “almost recovered”.

Don’t settle for “almost recovered”. (Psychology Today) Despite the lack of dramatic and obvious symptoms, those who inhabit this gray zone on the health/illness continuum can nevertheless experience a great deal of anguish. Related Posts:My husband did not ‘settle’ for a fat wife.Signs you are verbally abused: Part I.The link between racism and PTSD.Panic attack symptoms…
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Midlife eating disorders triggers: Infidelity.

Midlife eating disorders triggers: Infidelity. (Cynthia Bulik) Midlife eating disorders are on the rise. Treatment centers around the country, and the world, are reporting a rise in the number of women and men over 35 who are presenting for treatment for eating disorders. Related Posts:Midlife eating disorder triggers III: Empty nest.Midlife eating disorder triggers II: Divorce.Self-monitoring apps:…
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Weird late night snacking: Concoctions.

Weird late night snacking: A study shows some people make concoctions. (Huffington Post) Research published in the International Journal Of Eating Disorders says that one in four people noshes on not just any snack, but a strange one in the middle of the night. Related Posts:Science-backed reasons to go to bed early.A long night of sleep may…
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Diet obsession: How to break free.

Diet obsession: How to break free. (SheKnows) Ahhh — summer weather is here. Which means dieting time, right? No! Stop the madness and get back to living. Here are three steps you can take today to stop yourself from riding the dieting rollercoaster. Related Posts:10 reasons to stop dieting now.5 reasons your diet does not…
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