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Negative Effects Of Barbie On Girls

Barbie is a doll manufactured by Mattel, Inc. and she was first launched in March, 1959. For more than fifty years, Barbie has been the subject of controversy and lawsuits. Whether you were cutting off Barbie’s hair or bringing her everywhere you went, one thing is for sure-Barbie was your it girl! Barbie: Up Close …

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Could Your Child Be Developing An Eating Disorder?

Though it seems unlikely that eating disorders, like bulimia or anorexia, could begin in childhood, research has pointed out that it is indeed possible. The following are a number of signs that your child could be developing an eating disorder. 1. Weight Loss, Lack of Weight Gain One of the first signs of an eating …

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Over Exercise: Signs Your Body Is Ready To Throw In The Towel

Exercising regularly is one of the best things you can do to be physically and mentally healthy. But there is such a thing as too much exercise. Over exercising can actually weaken your body and may even lead to increased body fat. These unexpected results are your body’s way of warning you that it is …

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What Is Compulsive Overeating?

A person with symptoms of compulsive overeating is characterized as having an addiction to food. Compulsive eating is used to hide or manage emotions, fill emotional voids or copy with daily stresses. Unlike a person with bulimia, a person with compulsive overeating disorder does not purge the excessive food ingested. This excessive consumption can cause …

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Tools For Coping With Emotional Eating

Emotional eating, or stress eating, happens to the best of us. Just because you have a tendency toward emotional eating doesn’t mean you necessarily have an eating disorder – but without a certain degree of mindfulness, emotional eating can turn into a more serious problem. Emotional Eating Tips Here are some tips for coping with …

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Tips For Emotional Eating

More than likely, we’re all guilty of comfort eating every once in a while. Sometimes, a person will emotional eat due to having a stressful day or others do it because of boredom. While small episodes of comfort eating aren’t generally a cause for concern, it can result in weight gain and become problematic when …

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Stop Eating When You Are Full

Overeating isn’t just a problem for those with eating disorders. In a culture where excess is now the norm, it can be hard for most people to recognize hunger cues and stop eating when they’re full – which often leads to discomfort, stomach pains and post-meal guilt. But putting down your fork is mostly an …

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Prader-Willi Syndrome: A Rare Overeating Disorder

While bulimia is one of the well-known overeating disorders, this condition is considered to be pretty rare since it affects up to 4 percent of the entire population at most. However, there is another rare overeating disorder that most people are not familiar with called Prader-Willi syndrome. Prader-Willi syndrome is the most common genetic cause …

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Overeating When Nervous: How To Cope

Emotional eating takes on many different forms. Some people eat when they’re depressed, other when they’re stressed and still others tend to overeat when they’re nervous or anxious. Anxiety can be a trigger for emotional eating because it creates extremely uncomfortable sensations in both the body and brain, which can be tempered by the pleasures …

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Is Night Eating Becoming A Problem?

Night eating syndrome is not the same as binge eating disorder, though some binge eaters are often night eaters. Those with night eating disorders eat large amounts of food during the night, but do not always binge. The disorder is equally common in men and women – those with night eating syndrome often feel out …

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