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Understanding Thinheritance And How To Help Teens Overcome It

Thinheritance is a relatively new term meaning that some teenage girls and boys have a strong desire to be thin. Many people would say this is due to the media and society as a whole for the way overweight and obese people are looked down upon. In actuality, it is simply learned behavior from a …


Therapy May Provide Prevention For Teenagers At Risk For Obesity

A team of scientists at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and the National Institutes of Health has piloted psychotherapy treatment to prevent excessive weight gain in teenager girls deemed ‘at risk’ for obesity. Teenagers & Obesity The research team, led by Dr. Marian Tanofsky-Kraff, aimed to target youth considered at high-risk of …


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 …


Self-Control Is Boosted By Giving Yourself A Break, Study Finds

The dominant view of self-control in modern psychology and behavioral science is that it’s a limited resource; once you use up all you have, you’re bound to then indulge in the thing you’re trying to set limits with. Yet a new article published in Trends in Cognitive Sciences suggests that self-control can actually be bolstered …


Does Having An Apple Shaped Body Mean A Higher Susceptibility To Binge Eating?

According to a new study, women with an apple-shaped body may be at a particular higher risk for developing a binge eating disorder, during which they experience a loss of control over their eating habits. Women with an apple-shaped body tend to store more fat in their trunk and abdominal regions. This new study marks …


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A Long And Winding Road To Eating Disorder Freedom

Eating disorders are hard to treat and beat. It’s ironic to think about the fact that there are people who refuse to eat, while others don’t even have anything to eat. Deciding to quit and embark on a journey to recovery is easier said than done, but then again, so is living a nightmare with …


Trusting Your Gut In Eating Disorder Recovery

Fena Arts via Etsy.com Our goal at The Victorian is to get our clients to distinguish between “eating disorder thinking” and “wise thinking.”  From there we counsel the clients in how to act on wise thinking. Many come in with hard set patterns of acting out in their eating disorder thinking. Changing these patterns is …


Start a revolution: Stop Hating Your Body!

“I don’t care if it hurts, I wanna have control. I want a perfect body. I want a perfect soul.” Captures anorexia’s heartbreak pretty well, doesn’t it? Too bad it’s on a t-shirt. Same goes for “Ana’s Princess” or my least favorite, “I (heart) my eating disorder. Classy. And here I liked Café Press. Not …


Benefits Of Caring For A Pet When Overcoming Disordered Eating

A dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than you love yourself.” – Josh Billings In his book Heart Sense for Women, Stephen Sinatra mentions the various benefits pets can have on our health. One of the most important is alleviating loneliness. For those of us who have struggled with …


DO OVER!!!

I found out I was fat in fourth grade when my neighbor’s uncle told me I had legs like a man. That was also the year everyone was wearing leotard sets-tight fitting shorts, pants and tops that came in horizontal stripes or solids. They were comfortable and good for climbing trees, playing kickball and riding …


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