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Girls Who Are Told They Are Fat More Likely To Become Obese

A recent study from UCLA psychologists found some disturbing news about the relationship between fat-shaming and actual obesity rates. The research revealed that girls who were labeled as fat were 1.66 times more likely than their female peers to be obese at the age of 19. Additionally, the more “fat-shamers” a girl has in her …


Anorexia Nervosa May Cause Serious Eye Damage

Researchers analyzed the thickness of the macula and its electrical activity in both eyes of 13 women with anorexia nervosa and in 20 women without anorexia nervosa all of the women were about the 28 years old. The thirteen women who had anorexia had had the condition for about a ten-year period of time give …


Older Women Also Vulnerable To Disordered Eating And Weight Concerns

Although many people associate eating disorders with young women and teens, there is increasing evidence that disordered eating may occur among women of all ages, including those 50 or older. A new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program focused on the impact of body image and weight on women …


Survey Says: Most Women Want To Kick Size Zero Models Off The Runway

Women may aspire to be thin, but a new survey reveals that they draw the line somewhere. A Coupon website conducted the poll, which found that most American women “want to see a ban on size zero models used in New York Fashion Week.” How skinny is too skinny? The survey was given to 1,947 …


Protein-Packed Breakfast May Prevent Binge Eating

Skipping breakfast may be easy to do, but a new study confirms yet again the importance of the first meal of the day. Researchers at the University of Missouri found that eating a high-protein breakfast can help appetite control the rest of the day, preventing overeating at night. Obese teen girls show reduced snacking Twenty …


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Spirituality And ED – Muslim Teens Affected At Higher Rate

Had you asked, I would have thought that given the choice bewteen Christianity and Muslim teens, that Christian teens would be more likely to have an eating disorder. According to new research, I’d be dead wrong. The incidence of eating disorders was found to be 2.3 times higher among Muslim adolescents than among their Christian …


Anorexia and Autistic Thinking?

An appreciation of the links between anorexia and autism spectrum disorders has uncovered new opportunities for treating the eating disorder. Mental health professionals are now attempting to train the brains of people with anorexia to be more flexible and to see the big picture as well as fine details. In doing so, they hope patients …


Going To College With Eating Disorder Recovery

Suhita via Etsy.com As the summer winds down in Newport Beach the tourists occupying the beach rentals head home along with our college aged clients who head back to school. We are excited for them to return to college in the Fall with new tools they can use in their eating disorder recovery. Today we …


A Future For Tomorrow: Haley Freeman Shares Her Story

Haley Hatch Freeman was raised in a small Utah town on a cattle ranch. She led a generally happy childhood until life took a dramatic turn in her early teenage years. Her struggle with anorexia started and carried on for nearly a year. Her newly released non-fiction book, A Future for Tomorrow, depicts her fierce …


Intuitive Eating

This article highlights the findings of a study done on intuitive eating. The main topics analyzed include intuitive eating among young adults according to their socio-demographic characteristics and BMI. Plus the association between intuitive and disorder eating. The study concluded that those who practiced intuitive eating actually tended to weigh less then those who restrict …


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