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Do The Benefits Of Reality Weight Loss TV Shows Outweigh The Risks

The all-important risk in question is do the benefits of reality weigh loss TV shows outweigh the risks of people developing an eating disorder such as anorexia. In a perfect world, seeing other people who weigh much more than a viewer of the show would inspire the viewer to want to lose weigh as well. …


Size Of Packaging Influences Portion Control Perception

Depending on the size of your food package, your perception of a healthy portion size will vary, according to a new study from the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) and the University of Surrey. The study, which included 13,177 participants from six European countries, found that men were more affected by larger pack sizes and …


For Muslim Women, Hijab May Be Linked To Better Body Image

A study at the University of Westminster found that British Muslim women who wear the hijab may have a better body image than those who don’t. Researchers surveyed 587 Muslim women from London between the ages of 18 and 70. Of the women, 218 said they never wear a hijab – the traditional veil that …


Eating Disorder Deaths Trump Road Fatalities In Australia

In Australia, it’s more dangerous to have an eating disorder than to hop in the car for a long road trip. In a report commissioned by the Butterfly Foundation, an organization that supports Australians with eating disorders, an estimated 1,828 people died from eating disorder-related deaths in 2012–a number that was about 50 percent higher …


The Sneaky Truth About Nutrition Labels And Serving Sizes

If you’re a smart consumer, it’s normal to choose your foods based on the information you read on nutrition labels. But what if that information was actually skewing your purchasing choices? A new study from Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab discovered that smaller recommended serving sizes on nutrition labels can lead people to buy more …


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NEDA Week: Day 4: Dr. Who?

I used to watch the show Dr. Who religiously!  I LOVED it.  And I just returned from presenting at the Popular Culture Association Regional Conference in New Mexico on Healthism and Weight Stigma where they had three hour seminars on Dr. Who!!!  But for those of you who don’t know who Dr. Who is…that is …


Fluid Retention in Bulimia

One of the less favorable side effects of letting go of bulimia is that water retention can sometimes occur. In an article in Eating Disorders Today, An Interview with C. Wayne Callaway, MD (Winter 2002 Volume 1, Number 2 ©2002 Gürze Books), Dr. Wayne Callaway talks about fluid rentention and recovery from eating disorders. “When …


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Are you suffering out of uncontrollable expenses and poor income? There are plenty of loan options to avail, while you can grab the best one which comes with feasible interest rates. This could be suitable for people with good credit records and regular income, but for people suffering with poor credit background will have to …


Eating Disorders In Israel

Do you know the story behind Airborne? It was created by an elementary school teacher. The teacher was tired of constantly catching colds from her students so she created a small disc the size of a quarter filled with Vitamin C and other vitamins that fizzled in water and was drinkable within seconds. It ended …


Common Warning Signs Of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders is the combination of long-standing psychological, interpersonal, and social conditions. Common causes of eating disorders are inadequacy, depression, anxiety, and loneliness. To better understand this type of medical condition here are some of its common warning signs. A. Unexplained increase or decrease of weight Someone whose weight increases or decreases without medical explanation …


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