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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 …


Socially Active Mice May Metabolize Fat Better

In a recent animal study published in the September issue of Cell Metabolism studied the metabolic impact of socialization. Researchers found that “after four weeks in (a socially) enriched environment, the animals’ abdominal fat decreased by fifty percent,” according to Lei Cao, of Ohio State University. “I’m still amazed at the degree of fat loss …


Hope, Help And Healing For Eating Disorders – Third Edition Released

The third edition of the book Hope, Help and Healing for Eating Disorders is being released to help those with ED: “WaterBrook Press recently released the third edition of “Hope, Help and Healing for Eating Disorders: A Whole-Person Approach to Treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia and Disorder Eating.” The newest edition of this 1995 bestseller on …


Mannequin With Protruding Ribs Sparks Controvery In Glasgow

Budget fashion chain Primark became the center of a controversy recently for displaying a too-thin mannequin in a store-front window in Glasgow. A picture of the mannequin was snapped by shopper Mel Fraser, which Fraser then posted on Twitter with the caption, “Dear Primark, is it really necessary that these new mannequins have protruding ribs?” …


Hudson’s Bay Company Pulls ‘Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels’ T-Shirt After Criticism

Hudson’s Bay Company became the target of a social media whirlwind this week after featuring a t-shirt with the infamous Kate Moss quote, “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” A Toronto-based photographer, Kristin Foster, tweeted a photo of the shirt on Monday while at one of the company’s Canadian stores. A Twitter storm quickly …


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The Link Between Shame And Intimacy (VIDEO)

This wonderful talk is by Dr. Brené Brown, a researcher professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work. It’s entertaining (you won’t be bored!) and touches on some profound truths. Very worth watching! This wonderful talk is by Dr. Brené Brown, a researcher professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of …


What is Binge-eating?

Binge-eating disorder is characterized by recurrent binge-eating ( consumption of large amount of food) during which a person feels a lack or loss of control over eating. People with Binge eating disorder characteristically do some activities. They eat much more rapidly than normal people. They eat until they feel uncomfortably full. They take large amount …


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To sound like the stereotypical, self-absorbed, teenaged blogger, let me begin by saying that I thought I had given up on “love.” No, I’m not talking about Edward Cullen or Justin Beiber, I’m talking about allowing myself to fall in love with a university. Let me come clean about this on the world wide web: …


New Study Faults Current Anorexia Treatments

The New York Times recently published an article about the results of a study that tested a more aggressive re-feeding program for patients suffering from anorexia nervosa. We’re interested in hearing your thoughts in reaction to this study. Do you think faster re-feeding would be good? bad? necessary? dangerous? frightening for patients?


TRICK OR TREAT: WHAT IS THE SCARIEST PART OF HALLOWEEN?

I know I know seasonal blogs…we are all filled to the brim reading about Halloween…and it won’t be long before me and every other blogger will be writing about Thanksgiving and then Christmas and then a nice hiatus before we get to write about “The New Beginnings of Spring Tra La!”  But I really have …


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