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30 Percent Of Moms Hate Their Bodies

Getting rid of post-pregnancy “baby weight” can be a daunting task for many new moms. And a recent online poll conducted by TODAY Moms found that about one-third of moms hate their bodies. “I hate my body after four kids and four C-sections,” Liz Capra Whitby told TODAY Moms. “No time or energy to do …

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5 Startling Facts About Eating Disorders

As National Eating Disorder Awareness Week continues, organizations and advocates across the country are asking people to start paying more attention to an issue that often goes unrecognized. And while many people have preconceived notions about eating disorders (like all anorexia patients look bony and starving, or bulimics run to the bathroom after every meal), …

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5 Ways To Survive Christmas With An Eating Disorder

It may be the season of joy and cheer, but having an eating disorder can feel like one giant headache during the holidays. While food-centered parties and gatherings might be sending you into an emotional tailspin, there are ways you can cope – and make it through the holidays with a smile on your face. …

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Six Tips For Navigating Thanksgiving With An Eating Disorder

Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday season, but it can be a stressful time of year for individuals struggling with eating disorders. Parties, family gatherings and social engagements all tend to be food-centered, which can present all kinds of challenges and triggers. Six Thanksgiving tips Dr. Michael E. Barrett of the National Eating …

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A Barbie Doll That Promotes Healthy Body Image?

Creator of the 3-D “real Barbie,” artist Nickolay Lamm is launching a new line of dolls that will use real women’s measurements in an effort to help promote healthy body image ideals to young girls. Last year, Lamm made headlines when he photographed his appropriately proportioned Barbie doll next to the real thing, showing that …

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A Secret To Healthy Weight Loss: Gaining Self-Control Over Emotions

When it comes to emotional eating, it’s never about the food. Emotions, researchers reiterate, are the underlying cause of eating disorders. And a new survey brings forth some compelling data about just how important it is to manage feelings in a healthy way. The key to weight loss? Investigators surveyed over 1,300 licensed psychologists, asking …

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Almost 10 Million UK Women ‘Feel Depressed’ Over Their Looks

About one in four women in the UK feel that their bodies have held them back from fulfilling relationships, according to new research. Nearly 10 million women also report that they feel depressed because of the way they look, and another quarter say that their body image anxiety has kept them from going after a …

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American Apparel Calls For Transgender Models

A company that is famous for its provocative ads and strong stance on gay rights is now issuing an open call for transgender models. The fashion brand American Apparel posted an ad titled “Transexy! Model Open Call” on their Instagram account Saturday, asking transgendered and transsexual models to visit the Chelsea store. “Wow, this is …

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