Archives for Eating Disorders - Page 2

General

Mindless Eating

We make more than 200 food-related decisions per day. We are unaware of 90 percent of them. In Mindless Eating (2006), Brian Wansink, PhD takes an in-depth look at...
Continue Reading
Eating Disorders

Choosing the Right Diet

Starting a new weight-loss program can be intimidating. There are so many questions and so many different answers. With so much conflicting advice, it’s no wonder that people can...
Continue Reading
Anorexia

The Voice of an Eating Disorder

Many people have a difficult time comprehending eating disorders and their true intensity and severity. Myths abound: Eating disorders are a choice. (They’re not, but you can choose to...
Continue Reading
Eating Disorders

Do Carbohydrates Keep Dieters Happy?

Low-carbohydrate diets may negatively affect dieters’ well-being, researchers have found. A team from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia looked at the effects of alternatives to...
Continue Reading
Addictions

Food, Family and the Holidays

If you tend to struggle with food, weight and body image, holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas can be particularly challenging, because they revolve so much around food and mealtimes....
Continue Reading
Anorexia

Wannarexia: What Parents Can Do

Anorexia nervosa is a serious illness with dangerous health consequences and has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. Yet some people yearn to have anorexia. This phenomenon...
Continue Reading

A Chance to Live

Inside every human being is a drive. Sometimes the drive is clear cut: he or she wants to be a doctor, a lawyer, a wife, a mother, a husband,...
Continue Reading
General

Purge: Rehab Diaries

In our society, eating disorders are mostly misunderstood and glamorized. We’re told that everyone with an eating disorder is skin and bones. That just by looking at someone we...
Continue Reading