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Bethany Frankel Talks Dieting, Body Image And Bulimia

Reality TV star and founder of the Skinnygirl brand, Bethany Frankel is now in the best shape of her life – despite the challenges of her personal life and a demanding new talk show. Frankel, 43, recently spoke with Health magazine about her career, her daughter Bryn and how her mission in life is simple: …


Recent Study – Childhood Obesity Not A Genetic Problem It Is Caused By Bad Habits

While obesity is not officially classified as an eating disorder, it is slated to be included in the classification in the near future. Despite that, it is almost but not quite yet an eating disorder more and more doctors are treating obesity as such. Bad Eating and Activity Habits Dr. Kim A. Eagle, a cardiologist …


Study Determines That Preschool Children Are Likely To Be Prejudiced Against Overweight Individuals

A new study published in the Journal of Early childhood Research has found evidence that children as young as 2 ½ years of age may be prone to discriminate against overweight people. The study formed part of a Master’s Degree thesis by graduate student Wei Sui at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. 41 children were …


New UK Website Launched To Raise Awareness Of Childhood Obesity

A new website has been launched in the East Midlands region of the UK to raise awareness of childhood obesity, and to obtain the opinions of parents and healthcare professionals on the subject. This follows a study by researchers at the University of Nottingham. They determined that one quarter of babies were gaining weight too …


Ninety-Seven Percent Of Women Have At Least One Negative Thought About Their Body Each And Every Day

Is it any wonder eating disorders are on the rise 97% of women having at least one negative thought about their body is bad enough but… the average woman (teen, tween) has thirteen negative body image thoughts a day. Those women are the luckier ones some women admit to have over 30 and others over …


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Set Point: How Your Body Tries To Protect You

What does ‘set point’ really mean? If you consider that our metabolism automatically adjusts to either excess or insufficient available energy (calories), you can begin to understand how carefully our bodies are ‘tuned’ to protect a certain weight. Genetics and eating habits determine body size. If an adult does not try to manipulate their body …


A Force-Field Of Favor

  As a child of the Most High God, we are privy to something very special — His Favor. The Bible tells us: …the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless ~ Psalm 84:11 Now you may be asking, “How can I have a blameless …


Eating Disorder Is An Addiction

Scientific researches have identified chemicals which are secreted by the brain in response to the presence or desire for certain foods such as chocolate or cheese. This has unknowingly fueled people’s addiction to unhealthy foods of which they may have innocently entered into.This addiction to unhealthy food is characterized by a person giving in to …


Exchanges Vs. Calories

So what is wrong with the ‘exchange system’? NOTHING! Unless you have an eating disorder. I don’t know the history of the ‘exchange system’, which is often used in the field of nutrition. I don’t doubt that it’s been useful for many people who may need some structure for eating, due to any number of …


Disturbing Photo Contest Part 2

After reading a few comments about the photo contest, I almost took down the post. But I’m not. Maybe the powers-that-be on the site will, and if they choose to do so, that’s ok. I completely agree with the idea that all of us who write about eating disorders know there is an audience of …


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