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The Link Between Sexual Orientation And Eating Disorders

College students who identify as transgender are more likely to develop eating disorders, according to new research. Using data from the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment, researchers analyzed survey responses from more than 289,000 students from over 200 U.S. universities. Transgender students were most likely to have had an eating disorder in the …


First Lady Michelle Obama – Obesity Fight Begins At Home

First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity took a personal turn when she said, “She is paying more attention to a key body fat measurement for her own daughters.” The first lady was surprised to learn that her own daughter’s BMI (Body Mass Index) was crawling upwards and she did not know what BMI …


Former Bulimic Nicola McLean Struggles With The Holidays

The launch of Living TV’s Summer Schedule at Somerset House, London, UK. Pictured: Nicola McLean Ref: SPL110534 010709 Picture by: James Whatling / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com Model Nicola McLean says that the holidays are a tough time of year for her. Specifically, “Christmas …


Survey Says: Most Women Want To Kick Size Zero Models Off The Runway

Women may aspire to be thin, but a new survey reveals that they draw the line somewhere. A Coupon website conducted the poll, which found that most American women “want to see a ban on size zero models used in New York Fashion Week.” How skinny is too skinny? The survey was given to 1,947 …


Careful, Parents: Teen Body Image Predicts Adult Obesity

If you’re concerned about your teen’s weight, you might want to refrain from saying so. A new study found that body image perceptions that people have in their teen years can play a large role in how healthy they are later in life – and can predict whether or not an individual will battle adult …


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The Pain Of Perfection

For many people, the desire and commitment to do their ‘best’, can easily morph into an obsessional attempt to be ‘perfect’. ‘Perfectionism’ is often one of the major maintaining and controlling factors for a person who is suffering from an eating disorder. ‘Perfection’ is an impossibility, but it is a often believed to be THE …


What? Me Afraid?

Of course not. Who is ever actually afraid of food? Well, I am. Such a silly thing to admit, mostly because no one who hasn’t struggled with an eating disorder could understand it as clearly as we do. When I was reading about Jane Fonda’s battle with bulimia and anorexia last week, I was particularly …


Book Announcement!

Why do so many women have problematic relationships with food and their bodies? This is the question my new book, Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? Challenging Our Nation’s Fixation with Food and Weight, addresses. The book was published on June 1 and is based on this blog. Most women do not suffer from a …


Quick Update On The First Week

One week has past since moving day. It’s as if the process has reversed itself – the closet is full, the posters are in their places, the bed is neatly made and the boxes are stored in the basement. It’s been, largely, an exciting week. I’ve done a lot of exploring – by bike and …


Is Strong The New Skinny?

I remember the first “Fitspiration” ad I clipped many years ago.  It was a print ad from Nike, and the rookie fitness professional in me liked the message.  It said something to the effect of how we never go out for a run and later regret that we did.  Couldn’t really argue that. . . …


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