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Anorexic Teen Throws Herself In Front Of Train, Scratched The Word “Fat” On Her Stomach

In a horrifying example of what body image issues can drive a young woman to do, a 15-year-old UK girl committed suicide by throwing herself under a speeding train. Rosie Whitaker had been treated at a South London hospital anorexia unit, but her mom says she was still committing acts of self-harm–this final one being …


Angelina Jolie’s Weight Under Fire After Thin Appearance At BAFTA Awards

After Angelina Jolie showed up looking fairly skinny at the 2014 BAFTA awards ceremony in London, many people have expressed concern about her frail appearance. The actress, 38, was dressed in a slim-cut tuxedo suit that seemed to accentuate her slender legs and frame. “Everyone is talking about how great Angelina Jolie looks, but to …


Author Raises Awareness Of Anorexia In Novel

An author touches on the struggles on anorexia in her book The Last Line: “A YOUNG woman from Whetstone is hoping to raise awareness of anorexia among teenagers and young adults in her first published novel. Azzurra Bertoncini, 24, wrote her novel The Last Line after interviewing author Ola Laniyan Amoako while doing work experience …


Weight Stigmatization Decreases Self-Control And Increases Stress

More research on the concept of “fat-shaming” suggests that women who are exposed to situations or messages where they might feel stigmatized for their weight are more likely to experience stress and lack of control around food. The findings, from UC Santa Barbara psychology professor Brenda Major, also revealed that weight stigmatization messages (through news …


Do’s And Don’ts After A Food Binge

If you overindulged at the Thanksgiving table this year, you’re certainly not alone. Yet a food binge for someone with disordered eating problems can bring about significantly different mental and emotional ramifications than for the average person. Coping with a Food Binge While you can’t undo the past, you can move forward with healthy, self-affirming …


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IT’S A GIFT!

Here is the link to a blog post on the website Fierce Freethinking Fatties. I write for them once a month and it is a pleasure to be a part of a website that promotes size and self acceptance.  The post I wrote this month   http://fiercefatties.com/2011/12/06/its-a-gift/ is about navigating through the upcoming Holiday Season, which …


Working The Steps: Step 10

As a part of my morning devotions I focus on a particular step as it relates to the month on the calendar.October is Step 10…  Continued to take personal inventory and, when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.  Anyone who has planted a garden knows the work required to keep it healthy. We must remove …


Eaten Away

Eating nothing is never better than eating something. When given the chance to eat something that could possibly make you gain a little bit of weight, it is always better to eat it rather than not eating anything at all. The choice you make in not eating anything is a harsh one and one that …


Eating Disorder Myths And Realities

Only teenage girls suffer from eating disorders. Many eating disorders do begin in the teenage years, but children, men, older women and just about anyone can fall victim to this terrible disorder. You can never fully recover from an eating disorder. Recovery takes a long time, but with hard work and the proper treatment, you …


Self Love Vows

For too long you have been fueled by air, caffeine and exercise. You gave been abused and neglected, but your heart continued to beat. It’s time for this to change; I cannot promise perfection, because perfection is just an allusion, but I can promise dedication. I move forward with a renewed dedication to health.I pledge …


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