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A Doll That Doesn’t Eat? Not OK, Mental Health Experts Say

A baby doll that refuses to eat is set to hit store shelves in the United Kingdom next month, but mental health experts are saying the toy could promote unhealthy behaviors and send the wrong message to young girls. The doll, which is made by Spanish Company Famosa, is called “Nenuco Won’t Eat,” and it …


Americans Gaining Weight By Over-Consumption Of “Healthy” Snacks

A study published in The Journal of Nutrition has determined that Americans are consuming too many calories, by constant grazing on supposedly healthy snacks. The study determined that people eat nutritious snacks not only because of the good taste, but also because they are motivated by the belief that the snacks are good for them. …


Losing Weight Doesn’t Necessarily Boost Happiness, Researchers Report

For people that are battling weight problems, shedding pounds may improve physical health, but it’s not likely to make you happy, report researchers from University College London. A study of 1,979 overweight and obese adults in the UK found that people who lost 5% or more of their body weight over the course of four …


Binge Eating Affects Work Performance

Not only can binge eating affect health and personal relationships, but a new study says that it can lower productivity at work, too. Researchers at the Department of Psychology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut surveyed 117,272 employees based in the U.S. Participants answered questions in four categories: missing work, showing up to work when sick, …


Katie Couric Talks Bulimia In More Magazine

It’s not easy being a world-renowned journalist. But Katie Couric seems to handle it with grace, speaking to More magazine about her personal life in the new issue. Last fall, Couric opened up about her struggle with bulimia when she interviewed guest Demi Lovato, who has been in the public eye for her issues with …


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Diet Book For Six Year Olds?

Recently I wrote about Ed Koch’s book that leaves the bullies unpunished and focuses on the fat kid having to change in order to avoid the bullying.  Now there is a book coming out in October that is a diet book for six year olds. I was about to write my blog on this, when …


Behavioral Changes That Can Help Get Rid Of Eating Disorder

Changing in habit or behavior or obeying some rules can add much to get rid of eating disorder. These include eating at some fixed times, applying self-monitoring or keeping diaries, doing exercise timely, changing of eating habits like taking much food having less calories (for bulimia patients) or taking less food having much calories (for …


Take A Stand

Disordered eating is a national epidemic, 90% of whose victims are female. It is largely ignored and trivialized by the U.S. government, and perpetuated by the U.S. media. Victims are mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, girlfriends, friends.   Can you boldly declare: I am a woman who recognizes the devastating effects, both physical and mental, of …


Is Life Bothering You?

I thought I’d keep this post short and sweet with a little bit of corny thrown in.   This. Life has bitten me on the ass, with my Eating Disorder, financial struggles, unemployment struggles. And last year my life was slapping me around a bit. For the past couple of weeks though, I feel like …


Impacts Of Media On Developing Eating Disorder

The Media cast a major impact on the development of eating disorder. They create some unrealistic and hardly achievable expectation on what should a beautiful, attractive and fit body image look like. Most women in advertising, movies, TV, and sports programs are very thin which may instill the impression in common girls that the ideal …


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