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Parents And Children Perceive Eating Disorders Differently

When it comes to eating disorder behaviors, parents and children aren’t seeing things eye-to-eye, new research reports. A study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders found that adolescents reported more severe eating disorder thoughts and beliefs than their parents did – a fact that should concern families struggling with a member who has …


Snooki: ‘I’m Not Too Skinny, I’m Healthy’

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is firing back at critics who say she’s lost too much weight. The reality star recently told In Touch magazine, “People are jerks. I don’t look emaciated – I look healthy!” This isn’t the first time Snooki has had to defend her post-baby weight loss of 42 pounds. Earlier this year, she …


Study Suggests That Weight Loss Can Be Contagious

A new study published online in the journal Obesity has suggested that teammates may influence one another’s weight loss, and that the process of losing weight may be considerably impacted by social networking. Weight loss may well be contagious. Researchers at the Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Centre and Brown University studied data …


Eating Disorders, Depression, And Athletes

While previous studies have shown a link between eating disorders and depression, research on how athletes are affected by these conditions has been somewhat conflicting. A study published in the Journal of Sport Sciences found that body image pressures faced by athletes could lead to depressive tendencies, as well as regimented eating habits that could …


A Plate Designed To Curb Overeating?

Gadgets that are designed to prevent overeating (like the vibrating fork), are popping up all over the place lately, and another one has hit the market that could simplify the process of consuming appropriate portion sizes. The ETE plate is designed to show eaters how to fill their plates with the right amounts of vegetables, …


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Misinterpreting Intuitive Eating

As a proponent of intuitive eating, I’m often presented with challenges to the model that seem to misinterpret its basic premise. I’ve heard some interpret intuitive eating to mean that we’re advocating that people eat cake each and every time they’re hungry. But that’s really missing the point. Intuitive eating is a flexible practice that …


Genetics And Eating Disorders

Some eating disorders can be explained as being “genetic”. It can be the fact that one or both of a child’s parents suffered from an eating disorder. This is turn, puts their child at risk for developing the same kind of problems. Have you ever wondered why some parents are so strict on what their …


How Self-Monitoring In Tackling Eating Disorder?

There are many therapeutic techniques that help people tackle their eating disorder. Self-monitoring is one of the most significant of them. It includes a range of activities that patients suffering from Anorexia, Bulimia or other eating disorders can learn to execute and keep track of in order to tackle their Eating Disorder. Self-monitoring includes activities …


No Ifs, Ands, Or Buts

No Ifs, Ands, or Buts.  Dr. Deah kicks off Weight Stigma Awareness Week by teaching us that it’s not the size of your But that matters, BUT how you use it. Today is the first day of Weight Stigma Awareness week and my monthly blog post for the FFF website is the place to go …


Eating Disorders Harm The Mother And The Baby

Pregnancy is generally regarded as a cure for eating disorders. Studies have shown that pregnant women seldom having eating disorders when they are expecting their baby. A craving for food is a natural consequence of pregnancy. However, some women try to stay thin deliberately when they are pregnant and this can endanger both the mother …


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