144 Items Tagged

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

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, M.A.
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...

Nancy Simpkins, M.D.
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, DPT
March 28 2014