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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

Barbie Doll Transforms to Promote Diversity in Body Types

  The iconic Barbie look has not changed in over 57 years of production. However, finally, after years of criticism, Mattel has finally announced a new campaign that will change the face of Barbie. The tall, thin and blonde Barbie doll will finally give a more versatile representation of a woman. On Thursday, Mattel announced a . . . . Continue Reading

Shawn Johnson Admits Struggles with Eating Disorder

As a huge gymnastics fan, I was totally shocked to hear that 2008’s U.S. Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson had struggled with an eating disorder. The fit muscular athlete was strong and powerful at the 2008 Olympics, but it turns out Johnson’s muscular built made her very self-conscious in a sport where slim and graceful is . . . . Continue Reading

Your Body Type May Determine if You Binge Eat

Your body type may be why you are a binge eater… That’s right! According to a new study from Drexel University, certain body types make a person more likely to binge eat.  This is the first investigation to make the connection between body fat distribution, body image and disordered body image. The study published in . . . . Continue Reading

Virtual Reality Could Help Women With Eating Disorders Improve Body Image

As someone who had an eating disorder in my teenage years, I was surprised to read this new study. Swapping bodies in the virtual world is now being considered as a legitimate treatment for aiding in the recovery of eating disorders. Wait, what?! I don’t think even The Jetsons could have predicted this one… According . . . . Continue Reading

Twitter Hashtag Raises Awareness on Eating Disorders and Body Image

Author: Shernide Delva Body image issues, specifically among women,  have gained significant amounts of media attention in the past few years. More women who were afraid to expose their vulnerabilities are now fearless to admit that they struggle with body insecurities on a regular basis. People who were once afraid know they are not alone. . . . . Continue Reading

Alanis Mourisette Opens Up About Eating Disorder Struggles

‘Cause the love that you gave that we made Wasn’t able to make it enough for you To be open wide, no And every time you speak her name Does she know how you told me You’d hold me until you died “Til you died, but you’re still alive  “You Oughta Know” –  Alanis Mourisette  . . . . Continue Reading

6 Important Things about Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating disorders are commonly defined as psychological illnesses characterized by abnormal eating habits that exist alongside an obsession with an unhealthy body-image. Eating disorders typically involve either insufficient or excessive food intake, and many persist to the extent they become extremely damaging to an individual’s physical and mental health in ways both visible and invisible. The path to recovery from eating disorders is not a . . . . Continue Reading

Is Weight the New Equalizer?

Shaming overweight and obese people does not encourage them to lose weight; in fact, it might lead them to putting on more weight, researchers found in the journal Obesity this year. What’s more, overweight women suffer more than just emotionally; their paychecks suffer, too. If you are overweight, and especially a woman, people, in general . . . . Continue Reading

Diet Pill Addiction Help

Diet pills have been under the radar for a time, but more recently the true dangers of diet pill addiction have come to light, and diet pill addiction help is now more important than ever. These types of pharmacological medications are marketed to control or reduce weight and while numerous diet pills have been produced and . . . . Continue Reading

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