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Study Suggests That Weight Loss Can Be Contagious

A new study published online in the journal Obesity has suggested that teammates may influence one another’s weight loss, and that the process of losing weight may be considerably impacted by social networking. Weight loss may well be contagious. Researchers at the Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Centre and Brown University studied data …


Study Determines That Preschool Children Are Likely To Be Prejudiced Against Overweight Individuals

A new study published in the Journal of Early childhood Research has found evidence that children as young as 2 ½ years of age may be prone to discriminate against overweight people. The study formed part of a Master’s Degree thesis by graduate student Wei Sui at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. 41 children were …


Juicerexia: When Juicing Becomes An Eating Disorder

Is it possible that an obsession with juicing is just an eating disorder in disguise? Last year, Dr. Oz shed light on what continues to be a growing trend, calling it “juicerexia.” “Addicted to the rapid weight loss, some woman are taking this new diet craze to dangerous extremes,” said Dr. Oz. “Women who do …


‘Hey Fattie’ App Shames Women Into Weight Loss

A new Japanese app uses hot anime men to shame women into losing weight. The app, called Nenshou! for Girls, is based on an original version made for men which uses pretty anime women to offer words of encouragement and compliments to men trying to lose weight. But the version for girls takes on a …


Calorie-Restricted Diet Not A Factor In Extending Lifespan According To Study

A 23-year study conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Aging determined that restricting the number of calories consumed did not increase the lifespan of rhesus monkeys. Rhesus monkeys possess a similar genetic code to humans, and they have a comparable physiology and median lifespan. Experimental results gained from using rhesus monkeys have useful …


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Finding Love After ED?

This much anticipated follow-up to Life Without Ed explains what it is like to be “fully recovered” from an eating disorder. Picking up shortly after the first book left off, Jenni starts off by explaining how she skipped her first marriage, “The wedding invitations were stamped but not mailed, and (her wedding dress) and three …


ALL THAT “GLITTERS” IS NOT “GOLD”| Media And Eating Disorders

She is beautiful. She is tan. She has a flawless body. She has a perfect nose; not too big; not too small. She has eyes that are big and bright, almost catlike. She has long black eyelashes, the kind that tickle your face when she kisses you. She has big full red lips, plump and sexy. She has silky, long, thick, shiny hair, and not one …


What We Can Learn From Celebrity Eating Disorders

Actress Demi Lovatto speaks about her eating disorder Lately it seems as if celebrity eating disorder press releases have been coming out by the dozens. Here is a list of just a few who have confirmed that they have struggled with disordered eating: · Ashley Simpson · Calista Flockhart · Candace Cameron Bure · Demi …


THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM!

SIGN OUR PETITION DATELINE:  October 21, 2013:  JOIN OUR CRUSADE! In March, 2011, I wrote a blog post for Eating Disorders Online entitled, Dear Michelle, about Michelle Obama’sLet’s Move Campaign.  In my article, I referenced  Paul Campos’ piece in the Daily Beast where Campos does a brilliant job explaining why the Let’s Move campaign has …


87/1 Success!

I had a successful day, although it wasn’t as productive as I had intended it to be!  But that’s ok.  Today, I have 87 days sober and 1 day abstinent, I went with my friends and brought a wonderful meeting to a really great group in Kinnelon, NJ, I did my morning OA phone meeting at …


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