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Yo-Yo Dieting Can Lead To Binge Eating

Researchers have seen that changes in stress-related gene can cause binge eating: “U.S. researchers suggest changes in stress-related genes caused by yo-yo dieting can lead to binge eating. Researchers led by Tracy Bale at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia linked dieting to changes in several genes important in regulating stress and eating, and suggested …


Snooki Anorexic? “Hysterical,” Says The Star

“Jersey Shore” star and new mother “Snooki” Nicole Polizzi says that her toned, post-baby body is the result of working her you-know-what off at the gym — not an eating disorder. A recent report in Star magazine alleged that Snooki’s dramatic weight loss of 42 pounds may have happened because of anorexia. Claims that she …


Canadian Teen Headed To Arizona For Anorexia Treatment

A 13 year old Canadian teen who is suffering from anorexia is going to a clinic in Arizona for treatment as a last resort. Although her stay at the US eating disorders clinic is not covered by health care insurance, the girl’s family believes that the Arizona clinic offers her the best chance for recovery. …


Article Highlights The Need For Positive Messages About Body Image

An article in the North Shore News has drawn attention to the importance of promoting positive body image messages within the fashion industry. The article focuses on Rachel McHollister, the owner of a boutique public relations firm, and someone who has suffered from anorexia for 13 years. Rachel admits that treatment for her anorexia along …


Halloween Costume Sparks Complaints And Controversy

A Halloween costume that appears to poke fun at eating disorders is being sold by a few vendors in the US as an outfit to wear at Halloween functions and dances. The inappropriate costume named “Sexy Anna Rexia” makes a joke out of the serious eating disorder anorexia. The costume itself features a skin tight …


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Fat Girl Costumes

(photo via Jezebel) This week, Walmart landed itself in the latest controversy involving bodies and advertising. As Jezebel fist reported, the megastore’s online catalog featured a section of Halloween apparel called, “Fat Girl Costumes.” Jezebel speculated the heading may have been a web developer joke that eluded final editing. As a joke, this heading is offensive. But, …


How Your Success Helps Me

Today was a test. Old trigger, old feelings, and a powerful urge to regress back to same old patterns. But, I didn’t. I wanted to. Boy, did I want to. But I was able to make a decision not to do so for an hour. I told myself I would only commit for an hour …


On Not Giving Up The Fight

Lately I’ve been feeling as though I am being attacked from all directions; just as I pick myself up, life seems to find a way to knock be back off of my feet again, and it’s exhausting. I feel as though I am up against some pretty big enemies: heartbreak, guilt, jealousy, hatred, E.D…. And …


Perfection: How To Help Anorexics “See” Their True Reflection

Today’s word of the day is “perfect“, which is layered with so many extremely negative and troubling messages and views that we go on a journey of self-destruction in order to achieve this illusive state of perfection. I will share a great guest post today that will help you see your true reflection and who …


3 Proven Strategies For Breaking Habits

This is Part 2 in a 3-part series on Habit Eating. (1) How Habits Can Control Your Eating (2) 3 Proven Strategies for Breaking Habits (3) 2 Key Principles in Creating New Habits In Part 1 of this series, I described what habits are, how they are created, and how you can tell the difference …


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