144 Items Tagged

eating disorder

When Healthy Eating Becomes An Obsession: Explaining Orthorexia

I've struggled with disordered eating for many years. Out of all rituals I clung to when times got stressful, my obsession with healthy eating — also...

Maddy Moon
July 27 2015

Why Food Restriction Won't Help You In The Long Run

When people embark on a new eating plan, they’re typically either trying to lose weight or get healthier. Sometimes this leads to restrictive choices...

I Struggled With Orthorexia Every Day For 7 Years. Here's What It's Like

Walking into a restaurant to meet friends for dinner, my heart pounds. I sit down and the mental hyperventilation begins. I’ve been planning for this...

Maddy Moon
July 4 2015

How To Reconnect With Your Body To Know How Powerful You Really Are

For years, there was no term for "emotional eating." But now that we know what's really going on — we feel unsafe, deprived and out of our bodies — we...

Allison Dryja
June 17 2015

My Daughter Had Anorexia & I Didn't Know: 5 Signs I Missed

My daughter Elena developed anorexia nervosa while she was an adolescent. This isn’t unusual: anorexia is the third most common chronic illness among...

Clare Dunkle
May 19 2015

Portia De Rossi Opens Up About Her Struggle With An Eating Disorder (Video)

She explained that her weight dropping to a scary 82 pounds was also tied to her struggle to come to terms with her sexual identity.

Emi Boscamp
May 15 2015

How I Conquered My Eating Disorder: A Ballet Dancer's Story

From a very young age, I was exposed to the world of ballet, in which creativity meets high discipline. Most of my afternoons as a child were happily...

Cara-Lisa Sham
May 5 2015

What I Learned From Asking Strangers If I Looked Fat (Video)

On a recent sunny afternoon, a group of friends and I gathered at the park and began asking women how they felt about their bodies, first by asking...

Kimber Simpkins
April 14 2015

I Used To Eat Instead Of Feeling My Emotions. Here's What I Know Now

Willpower is defined as "control deliberately exerted to do something or to restrain one's own impulses."

Annette Sloan
March 31 2015

Danish Fashion Industry Pledges To Promote Healthier Body Image

Last week, we reported that France is considering passing a bill banning super-thin models from the fashion industry. Now, Denmark has stepped into...

Emi Boscamp
March 27 2015

France Considers Passing A Bill Banning Super-Skinny Models

France is apparently very likely to pass a bill that would ban very thin models from being featured in advertising campaigns and fashion shows. It...

Emi Boscamp
March 18 2015

How Facebook Helped Me Recover From An Eating Disorder

One year ago, I mage a statement on Facebook that would change my life. Status box open, fingers on the keyboard, I began deliberating how bad an idea...

Lindsey Hall
March 12 2015

10 Things To Stop Doing If You Want To Love Your Body

I run my hands against the different fabrics in my closet. This is my ten-pounds ago blouse. I fit into it just last summer, but today it is snug and...

Shannon Kaiser
March 11 2015

5 Red Flags That Show You're Taking Healthy Eating Too Far

How do you know if your quest to eat healthy has turned into an unhealthy obsession? Here are five basic warning signs to look for

Michelle Holmberg
February 24 2015

7 Lessons In 7 Years Of Recovery From An Eating Disorder

Seven years ago this past December I arrived back from Utah ready to restart my life. I re-entered the world as I knew it now as a recovered anorexic...

Robyn Baker
December 27 2014

It May Be Time To Cut Ties With Your Scale

I was getting a physical exam at the doctor the other day when it came to the inevitable part of being weighed. I requested that I not look during...

Megan Bruneau, M.A.
December 6 2014

A Letter To Any Woman Who Thinks She Needs A Different Body To Be Loved

You have a light inside that shines so brightly. If you could only see yourself the way others do, you would feel the love and energy you exude...

Shannon Kaiser
December 1 2014