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Stress Reduction And Mindful Eating Help Obese Women Avoid Weight Gain

A new study by University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) researchers has determined that weight gain may be prevented without dieting through the use of simple mindful eating and stress reduction techniques. The study which is published online in the Journal of Obesity provides more clues into the link between stress and the stress hormone …


Can Involuntary Hospitalizations Save Anorexics’ Lives?

Healthcare laws differ from country to country when it comes to the hospitalization of patients deemed mentally ill. In Israel, a new study suggests that involuntary hospitalizations of anorexic individuals are not detrimental to recovery – and outcomes suggest that more lives could be saved if legislation was passed that allows patients to be hospitalized …


Eating Disorders In Boys And Pre-Teens On The Rise

In the past few years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of pre-teenage girls diagnosed with eating disorders. According to a recent report, the highest increase of eating disorders has been found in boys and minority children. Boys with Eating Disorders Recent studies indicate that boys with an eating disorder have increased …


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 …


Do’s And Don’ts After A Food Binge

If you overindulged at the Thanksgiving table this year, you’re certainly not alone. Yet a food binge for someone with disordered eating problems can bring about significantly different mental and emotional ramifications than for the average person. Coping with a Food Binge While you can’t undo the past, you can move forward with healthy, self-affirming …


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Five Card Draw

Writing a blog about size acceptance, size diversity, and struggling with feelings about food, weight, and body image is like leaving your house to mail a letter and finding yourself taking unexpected detours along the way. Eventually the letter gets mailed but what could have been a five minute walk around the block frequently turns …


The Voice Of ED

What I hope to portray in the following ‘dialogue’, is just how powerful and irrational the messages are that cycle through a person’s mind who has an eating disorder. There is no way that I can adequately represent every individual’s personal ‘voice’, but I will write from my own personal experience, and what I have …


Draw Me A Picture Of You

What would it look like if you drew a picture of you? What would your hand drawn image say about who you see yourself to be? A new study says that Women suffering from anorexia or bulimia draw themselves with prominently different characteristics than women who do not have eating disorders and who are considered …


ANOREXIA: An Internal Battle Between Shame and Pride

The Motivation: Shame in the Psychology of Anorexia I often went entire days without speaking — unable to get a word in over my inner taskmaster, who never shut up: “You fat, disgusting slob, you’ll never be thin enough, good enough, smart enough, tough or talented enough….” — Aimee Liu, Gaining: The Truth About Life …


The Slender Trap

Today, art psychologist and eating disorder specialist Lauren Stern is sharing on the blog today. As an art psychotherapist for the past 30 years, and an eating disorder specialist for 25 of them, I decided that it was time to share with the world the techniques that I have been developing and perfecting over the …


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