Surviving The Holidays With An Eating Disorder: 3 Helpful Tips

Everyone who has or has ever had an eating disorder shares this common sentiment: the holidays are the most difficult time of the year. There is an abundance of unhealthy, tempting food, family dinners, and plenty of holiday parties that encourage the overconsumption of food and alcohol. However, the act of simply accepting that the …

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Orthorexia: When Eating Healthy Becomes Unhealthy

An obsession with things that are good for you is still an obsession. Orthorexia is a preoccupation or obsession with the quality of food a person eats. While eating nutritious and organic foods generally makes our bodies purr, being fixated on healthy eating can disrupt an individual’s normal daily functioning. Orthorexia is not a clinically …

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Impulsive Behavior And Negative Urgency Predict Eating Disorders In College Women

Individuals who struggle with eating disorders have various personality traits that make them prone to developing dangerous eating habits, one of which is impulsivity. It is important to understand that impulsiveness is the product of a wide variety of factors, including genetics, family environment, stress and social influences. Negative Urgency Researchers have been looking into …

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Healthy Eating Or Orthorexia?

While not a recognized eating disorder, orthorexia plagues an increasing number of men and women each year. It occurs when a person becomes obsessed with healthy or pure eating, to the point of social isolation, malnutrition, and body dysmorphic disorder. But what’s the difference between healthy eating and orthorexia? Healthy Eating New Year’s resolutions are …

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Developing Orthorexia Nervosa

Orthorexia develops along different paths. Some people develop orthorexia to cover up anorexia, but some people develop orthorexia on its own. No matter which path it takes, orthorexia remains a dangerous eating disorder that should be taken seriously. Just like other eating disorders, orthorexia is a mental health problem and should be addressed as such. …

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