General Eating Disorder

You Can Stop Overeating

Can food make you helpless and unable to control yourself from overeating? Do you crave for food even when you are not hungry and just eat to indulge your craving especially in the evenings? You are not alone in your craving to eat and eat as if there is no tomorrow. You can stop your …

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Join The Friends And Family Action Network Today

If you are passionate about federal policies and funding for eating disorders, consider joining the FAC arm of the Eating Disorder Coalition. FAC members are the individual volunteers, citizen lobbyists, and voices of those affected by eating disorders in the United States. The Eating Disorders Coalition is a group of organizations involved with eating disorders. …

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Genetic Vs. Environment: Blame?

As in most any disease (processes), when someone is diagnosed with an eating disorder, both those who are suffering, and their family and friends, often search for someone or something to blame for the situation. This often leads to feelings of guilt on the part of the person with the eating disorder, and/or their families. …

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ED-NOS-A REAL Eating Disorder?

Anorexia nervosa and Bulimia nervosa are the two most common diagnoses given for someone who is suffering from an eating disorder. If a person is struggling with eating disorder thoughts, feelings or behaviors, but does not have all the symptoms of anorexia or bulimia, that person may be diagnosed with eating disorder not otherwise specified …

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You’d Be So Pretty If You….

I grew up listening to my mom bemoan everything from the size of her thighs to the shape of her eyes. So you can imagine my dismay the first time someone exclaimed, ‘You look just like your mother!’ So begins You’d Be So Pretty If…: Teaching Our Daughters to Love Their Bodies — Even When …

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Would You Rather?

We play a silly game at our house that goes something like this: Would you rather have a nose that you could squirt ketchup from or a belly button pencil sharpener? Would you rather have blue hair or a nose ring? Would you rather have a be able to fly or be invisible? You get …

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Women Who Have ADHD Have Higher Chances Of Eating Disorders

A recent research conducted has shown that girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder have a higher chance of being inflicted with eating disorders than girls without ADHD. The study conducted by the University of Virginia showed that women who have ADHD have strong tendencies to dislike their body that drove them to commit binge eating …

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Women, Food And God

Like so many women – I have spent a lifetime sorting out my relationship to food – and my body. There is a reason that Geneen Roth’s new book “Women, Food and God” is a best seller. Woman just can’t get a grip on their relationship with food and their bodies. The way you eat …

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Will I Be Pretty?

I haven’t met Katie Makkai, but I want to. I cam across this incredible spoken word piece she delivered at a poetry slam in 2002 and I was speechless. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6wJl37N9C0 A piece of it is here, but it doesn’t begin to address the power of it. When I was just a little …

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Why Do We Try So Hard?

Have you ever wondered why, in society, there are so many that struggle to lose weight, regardless of whether or not they actually need to. Well did you know that there are also those out there who struggle to gain weight and in this process, an “overeating eating disorder” can form. There are some girls …

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