Hot Pants

Have you heard of fat-burning Hot Pants?  One day, I overheard a woman claim to her friend that she was consistently burning extra calories at the gym due to the specific athletic shorts she wore. Is it that simple?  Can the clothing you choose increase your energy expenditure?  Is hotter better? Doubtful. A visit to the …

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Holiday Book Contest!

It’s hard to believe that my book has been out for six months. For almost eight years, I toiled away on this blog, and then, this past June, the book finally came to print. In celebration of this half-year publication mark, and in keeping with the holiday spirit, I am going to give away two …

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Hola Barbie

SI SI Barbie In case you haven’t heard the latest word, Sports Illustrated (SI) infamous for it’s yearly Swimsuit Issue (SI) announced that along with the real life human models that are airbrushed and photo shopped in order to look like perfect Barbie Dolls, they are including a swimsuit photo spread using “real life” (plastic) …

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You are perfect unique and beautiful BUT you are fat and have zits so CHANGE! TRIGGER WARNING:  Talk and videos about dieting and perfection. If there is one thing that really irks me it is when a product that is dependent on selling me a message of self-dissatisfaction in order to then sell me their product …

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Help With Anorexia Study

The Neuroendocrine Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital is conducting an important research study that focuses on the effects of anorexia nervosa on peak bone mass. Please review and pass along to any one you may know in the Massachusetts area that may also be interested in participating in this research study. The young adult …

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I’m giving a talk on eating disorder treatment in March, and I’d like to ask for your help.  Two questions I want to address are: 1)  What are the perceived benefits of seeing a therapist who specializes in eating disorders? 2)  Do you have any feelings (or preferences) regarding the shape/size of your eating disorder …

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Heavy Petting

If you haven’t yet switched to my new blog address and you enjoy my posts please take a moment and do that.  I will no longer be posting links on this site after Jan. 1, 2013. Warmly, Dr. Deah Here is my latest blog! Also if you are in the Bay Area, I will …

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Health Risks Of No-Calorie Sweeteners

Weight regulation is not a simple matter of “calories in, calories out”. Sugar causes obesity disproportionate to its calories, and (surprisingly) no-calorie sweeteners actually cause weight gain. How can you gain weight from something with no calories? The body learns to associate the taste of a food with how much energy it gives. When sweet …

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Health At Every Size

Did you know that last week was the Binge Eating Disorder Association’s First Annual Weight Stigma Awareness Week?  Either did I, which is why I’m posting about it now.  This gives us plenty of time to prep for next year! In light of this, I’d like to share Dr. Deb Burgard’s recent piece on Health …

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