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I’m An Adult

Yeah so… I am still alive. I’ve tried to write a blog post numerous times, but I can’t seem to sum up what is happening at the moment. Because… I’m doing really well. After resisting binges left right and centre, being able to remind myself that I don’t need extra food, having that little voice …

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I’ll Be Back

Dear Pals, I’m going to take a short break from blogging. And don’t worry, I don’t mean ‘short’ like “I’ll be back in 6 months LOL JK I won’t be back” I mean my next post will be Monday. I know I get concerned when an Eating Disorder blog goes quiet for a couple of …

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I Had No Idea: A Blogette

  NEDAwareness Week I just returned from presenting at the Popular Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I also had the honor to act as substitute chair for Dr. Susan Koppleman, of the Fat Studies track, and as soon as I get settled back into my routine and catch up, I will be writing …

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I Choose To Kick Ass

This week I’m posting something positive everyday for operation well-I’m-beautiful-why-do-I-give-a-fuck? Because this week I’m exposing my upper arms in public (!!) and I need all the positivity I can get. The following post starts off negative but it gets happier, I promise. This takes a lot to admit: I’ve gained 4 stone in the past …

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I Can’t Believe That I…

I can’t believe that I graduated after all. I can’t believe that I’ve lived in the US twice. I can’t believe I survived my childhood. I can’t believe I (almost) beat anorexia. I can’t believe I can eat a Snickers bar or two without feeling like I have to kill myself. I can’t believe that …

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How To Protect Your Daughter From Eating Disorders By Lauren B.

This month we are featuring Mothers here at Libero Network, and one thing I get asked a lot by mothers is how they can protect their daughter(s) from negative body image and eating disorders. In the past I did a video on this topic, but I’ve been meaning to do a ‘written’ version as well, …

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How To Parent Healthy Body Image And Why It Matters

Check out my recent article on parenting and body image on recovery.org. You can find Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? Challenging Our Nation’s Fixation with Food and Weight on Amazon (as a paperback and Kindle) and at BarnesandNoble.com.  

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How Much Do We Know About Purging Disorder?

I’m posting this on behalf of K. Jean Forney, a graduate student who studies eating disorders at Florida State University. She’s researching purging disorder and looking for support for her project. The Diverse Presentations of Eating Disorders K. Jean Forney, M.S. Typically, when people hear “eating disorder,” they think of anorexia nervosa, the eating disorder …

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How Can You Tell If Someone Has An Eating Disorder?

Image by Steven Amoxes via Etsy.com Eating disorders have a wide of spectrum; from the anorexic who under-eats, the bulimic who eats with purging and the binge eater who overeats on food without purging. Here are some signs to look for: The following symptoms occur in (most) eating disorders: Lack of Normalcy – A “diet” or “behavior” …

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How Bulimia Is Like Drug Addiction

Via etsy.com The craving to purge his someone suffering from bulimia the same way you may feel when you badly need to urinate. If you can imagine a time when the discomfort of having to relieve yourself was so consuming you couldn’t think of anything else, this is similar if not worse. Resisting the urge …

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