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eating disorder

Why You Can Be A Feminist & Still Struggle With An Eating Disorder

95% of people affected by eating disorders are women between the ages of 12 and 25. 1 in 5 women struggle with eating disorders. 15% of women in the...

Charlotte Lieberman
November 24 2014

You Should Be Using Food To Nurture, Not Torture, Yourself

A few years ago, a typical conversation in my head went something like this:

Anna Sperlich
November 17 2014

The Real Reason You Binge Eat

For many years, I was ashamed of the fact that I would "binge" eat. Nobody knew, not even my family or best friends.

Jamie Mendell
October 28 2014

An Open Letter To Anyone With An Eating Disorder

This fall marks the nine-year anniversary of my recovery from an eating disorder. Nine whole years. Although I consider myself recovered from the...

Katie Nicholson
October 21 2014

9 Ways To Care For Yourself When Recovering From An Eating Disorder

I woke up on the right side of the bed this morning. That is, until I attempted to get dressed and couldn't zip up the skirt I'd worn comfortably...

Megan Bruneau
September 6 2014

11 Life Lessons I've Learned From Being Plus-Sized

Most days I do pretty well. I feel confident, secure, and healthy. That is, until I pass a mirror, or I look into someone's eyes, and I see judgment...

Shannon Kaiser
August 27 2014

Why I Didn't Tell My Husband I Was Vegetarian

If you're on a spiritual path, you likely feel that it's your responsibility to make the world a better place — to change it for all humanity! I am...

Barb Schmidt
August 25 2014

10 Habits In Your 20s That You Might Regret Later In Life

There's so much to focus on in your 20s — getting a job, graduating from college, moving to a new city — that taking care of your health can easily be...

Dr. Nancy Simpkins
August 13 2014

I'm A Model. Here's Why Beauty Standards Are BS

I’ve lived through 10 years of eating disorders. I’ve worn a size 0 and a size 16. I’ve dealt with female athlete triad, body dysmorphic disorder, and...

Emily Nolan
August 12 2014

What I've Learned From A 15-Year Battle With Bulimia

For almost all my adult life, I struggled with full-blown bulimia. I began a destructive relationship with my own body at a very early age and quickly...

Pauline Hanuise
July 23 2014

How I Used Art To Lose More Than 60 Pounds

Do you often catch yourself seeking comfort in food? Comfort eating is a result of using food to suppress unwanted feelings or emotions. Left...

Katrina Love Senn
July 7 2014

Why Overeaters Anonymous Didn't Work For Me

I went from weighing about 300 pounds to weighing around 150 and have kept all but 20 pounds off for five years now. It wasn’t until a few months...

Naomi Teeter
June 23 2014

6 Tips To Help Kids Have A Healthy Relationship With Food

Girls as young as elementary school age are showing signs of disordered eating, and many have a negative self-image when it comes to their bodies....

Dr. Stacey Rosenfeld
May 26 2014

7 Steps To Get Over Food Cravings & Gain Control Of Your Life

Do you find yourself frequently thinking about sweets? Do you feel obligated to finish a whole bag of chips once you start? Do you eat more than you...

Aviva Romm, M.D.
May 24 2014

How I Leaned In To My Eating Disorder & Made Peace With My Plate

I struggled with disordered eating from the time I was 17 until I was 23 years old. No one knew. Not even my family. I struggled with over-eating,...

Summer Sanders
May 5 2014

Hey, Maybe It's OK If You're A Stress Eater

Throughout my journey to become a health coach, I've had a rough relationship with food. I used to struggle with emotional eating, which led to my...

Kristina Beck
April 29 2014

How Getting Called Fat Actually Improved My Body Image

I got called fat this week. I was having a deep conversation with a friend, and I opened up about some insecurities I used to have about my body. I...

Lindsey Smith
April 18 2014

How Rigid Diets Threaten True Digestive Healing

You're meeting a friend for coffee. Every cell in your body is screaming for an almond milk latte, but you know you shouldn't because you're trying to...

Brianne Grogan
March 28 2014