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National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: Let’s Get Real

Monday, February 26 was the beginning of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, ending on Sunday, March 4. So why is this movement so important? This year the theme from the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) for the National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is “Let’s Get Real”. The nonprofit’s website states that the goal is to . . . . Continue Reading


A New Approach to Binge Eating Disorder Treatment?

Do you struggle with binge eating? Don’t worry. You are not alone.  It is estimated that compulsive binge eating affects approximately 15 million people in the United States. Because of these startling numbers, we are always looking at different kinds of studies that explore treatment for binge eaters.  Now, a new treatment may help compulsive . . . . Continue Reading


Food Addiction: Not About Willpower

    It turns out food addiction has little to do with willpower. Research reveals those who struggle with food addiction have a fault in their brain chemistry. Have you ever claimed to be obsessed with a particular food? Maybe it was pizza or ice-cream. Perhaps cake is your food of choice. Regardless of what . . . . Continue Reading


Avoid Symptom Switching in Your Eating Disorder Recovery

After nearly three years of being what I considered a “perfect” anorexic, I found myself suddenly stuffing my face with spoonfuls of peanut butter. I knew mentally I was consuming about a hundred calories per swallow. However, I could not stop. The realization came that I had switched from having anorexia to full on binge . . . . Continue Reading


How Eating Disorders Impact Romantic Relationships

Eating disorders can affect anyone at any stage of life. While often eating disorders conjure images of young adolescent females, adults can and do have eating disorders, and many adults who have them are in partnered relationships.  That’s why researchers have recently sought out to better understand how eating disorder impact romantic relationships and spouses. . . . . Continue Reading


Awkward Star Tells Honest Truth about Eating Disorder

Of course Hollywood is a place full of glamour and glitz, so it’s always nice to get a little slice of awkward in the mix, which is what Ashley Rickards did with grace and style as the star of the hit MTV show Awkward. Now Hollywood is also no stranger to the stories of struggles, whether . . . . Continue Reading


FDA Approves ADHD Drug to Treat Eating Disorder

Eating disorders have already been recognized by medical professionals for some time, specifically the mental health professionals. These afflictions have been identified as a wide range of irregular eating behaviors that include: Anorexia nervosa – a form of self-starvation Bulimia nervosa – binging and purging Binge eating disorder Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) There is . . . . Continue Reading


Tennis Pro Monica Seles Talks about Binge-Eating

Monica Seles is the Yugoslav former tennis champion who won 9 Grand Slam competitions and 53 singles titles before her 2008 retirement. She is a celebrated athlete who is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. In 1990, Seles became the youngest-ever French Open champion at the age of 16. She went on to win . . . . Continue Reading


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