Archives for Eating Disorders - Page 4

Learning More About Obesity

Obesity is one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most troubling health problems. Unless you act to address the emotions behind why you overeat, you could be facing long-term problems....
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Why Are You Overeating?

I believe that the basis of compulsive eating is emotional and that people really need to learn to listen to their hungers. It’s important for them to eat when...
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Obesity and Mental Health

The world population is becoming rounder, and each year the situation is worsening. The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that we are in the grip of a global epidemic,...
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Get Ready To Diet

Being ready to lose weight involves many things. There is definite preparation to be done, and without the right kind of preparation, it is unlikely that you will be...
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Bulimia: Binging and Purging

Bulimic behavior has two phases: the binge and the purge. The Binge Although there are certainly individual variations, a binge is defined as the rapid consumption of a large...
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An Introduction to Anorexia Nervosa

Right now, one percent of all American women—our sisters, mothers and daughters—are starving themselves; some literally starving and exercising themselves to death. Eating disorders are becoming an epidemic, especially...
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Accepting Your Body

It’s time for some sound advice on achieving a quality lifestyle instead of dieting again. Ninety-five percent of all women don’t have the ideal body type portrayed by the...
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Relapse Prevention

Once you have made a change, how do you maintain it? What is the difference between a lapse and a relapse? How can you recognize when a relapse is...
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All About Eating Disorders

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are both eating disorders. Anorexia involves people who intentionally starve themselves when they are already underweight. Individuals with anorexia have a body weight that...
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Façade

I cannot speak on behalf of every depressed or troubled teenager and even if I could, I would not want to. Depression is an illness, not a personality defect...
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Accepting the Body You Have

By the third week of January, many New Year’s diets have been broken, and it’s time for some sound advice on achieving a quality lifestyle instead. Ninety-five percent of...
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Treatment for Anorexia

Treatment of anorexia, as with all eating disorders, can be challenging. Effective treatment addresses the underlying emotional and mental health issues, issues that often date back to childhood and...
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