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Accepting the Body You Have
No one is ever 100% satisfied with their body, it may seem. There are always ideas and resolutions to lose weight, gain weight, increase muscle mass, lose muscle mass, what have you. Body results are not what the Hollywood theaters would have you believe. Most people are not built like an Angelina Jolie or a Brad Pitt. However, even if you are not built or look like a person such as that, it is fine to accept who you are and find the beauty within *and even outside* yourself. Find out how here.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/accepting-the-body-you-have/000107 - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 10430 - Rate This | Details
All About Eating Disorders
An in-depth guide and introduction to eating disorders, for individuals and their families who are dealing with one for the first time.
http://psychcentral.com/library/eatdis_general.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 23470 - Rate This | Details
An Introduction to Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia nervosa is a confusing, complex disease that many people know too little about. Anorexia is not an indication that parents have gone wrong in raising their children. Cultural, genetic and personality factors interact with life events to initiate and maintain eating disorders. If you or someone you know shows the signs or symptoms of an eating disorder, take action, get educated and seek help here.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/an-introduction-to-anorexia-nervosa/000281 - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 11482 - Rate This | Details
An Introduction to Binge Eating
A brief article describing binge eating.
http://psychcentral.com/library/bingeeat_intro.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4315 - Rate This | Details
An Introduction to Bulimia Nervosa
A brief article describing the components of bulimia, a common eating disorder. Unlike people with anorexia nervosa, you cannot readily identify people with bulimia based on their weight and public eating behavior. Often body weights hover around the average range, although one might see remarkable weight fluctuations in a person.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/an-introduction-to-bulimia-nervosa/000280 - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4278 - Rate This | Details
Bulimia: Binging and Purging
Bulimic behavior has two phases: the binge and the purge. This is an article describing the two main behavioral components of bulimia -- binging and purging.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/bulimia-binging-and-purging/000283 - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 5247 - Rate This | Details
Complications of Binge Eating
Dr. Haggerty's article about the problems that can arise from binge eating are related to overweight and obese people. Listed in this article are problems of the overweight and obese, what they may experience, and how many people may be experiencing this problem...the number can astound you.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/complications-of-binge-eating/00097 - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1461 - Rate This | Details
Coping With Denial in Eating Disorders
What if the person you care about refuses to admit there is a problem? This is often the case with teenagers in general, and with anorexia nervosa at any age. Whether you merely suspect there is a problem, or you know that the problem exists and is serious, when your loved one or friend says nothing is wrong, you have a difficult situation. This brief article describes some ways a person with an eating disorder can better cope with the denial that accompanies the disorder.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/coping-with-denial-in-eating-disorders/00092 - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4159 - Rate This | Details
Four Stages of Breaking an Addiction
Nowhere do the Four Stages of Addiction come into play more powerfully than they do when you resist changing a habit relating to the foods with which you self-medicate. For most of us those foods are the instant, and easily available – Bread, Beverage, Dessert, or Alcohol. For others they are the fatty foods, and plenty of them. You might choose huge portions of steak, hamburger, and French fries, enormous bowls of salad with globs of dressing. Perhaps chunks of cheese appear as a part of your daily food consumption.
http://psychcentral.com/library/food_stages.htm - 14-Jan-2005 - Hits: 2405 - Rate This | Details
Secret Diet Disasters of Trauma Survivors
There some survivors that have a healthy lifestyle of moderate exercise, healthy nutrition and adequate sleep. However, some have secret habits that are harmful, and merely give them the temporary appearance of fitness, while their health is slowly dissipating. What are these secret, harmful habits? The answer is eating disorders.
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/diet.html - 2-Sep-2003 - Hits: 1162 - Rate This | Details
Treatment and Management of Eating Disorders
A general overview of the guidelines many professionals follow in the treatment and management of eating disorders.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-and-management-of-eating-disorders/000287 - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 4348 - Rate This | Details
Treatment for Anorexia
In this article, Dr. Grohol lists how a person can be treated for anorexia. Certain treatments involved being hospitalized, being put on medication, psychotherapy, and self therapy and self help. Anorexia can be a social issue, due to a person wanting to look attractive to others, and feeling that they do not meet up to others. If you are anorexic, or know someone who is anorexic, find the help you need here.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-for-anorexia/000101 - 20-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1309 - Rate This | Details
Treatment for Binge Eating
This article describes the various treatment options available for those who suffer from binge eating disorders.
http://psychcentral.com/library/bingeeat_tx.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1425 - Rate This | Details
Treatment for Bulimia
Some people with bulimia can be in what psychologists call “denial.” Part of the challenge of treatment with bulimia, as with many eating disorders, may be just helping the person with bulimia understand they do have a serious mental health concern that needs professional treatment. This article describes the various treatment options available for the treatment of bulimia, such as psychotherapy and medications.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-for-bulimia/00099 - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1883 - Rate This | Details
What To Do if a Family Member Has an Eating Disorder
If your loved one is to get lasting recovery, he/she needs to make changes in their attitude and behaviors. These changes take time. You cannot make them for the individual. Read more for tips and strategies to help family members deal with and offer support to another member who has an eating disorder.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-to-do-if-a-family-member-has-an-eating-disorder/000290 - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2365 - Rate This | Details
Bulimia Help has over 11,000 members and provides support, advice, treatment programs and 1-to-1 recovery coaching. They also have suffered from bulimia and have the personal experience you know as someone who needs help with eating disorders. Wouldn't you rather have someone who had previous experience with this disorder, or would you rather have experience with someone who has none?
http://www.bulimiahelp.org/posts/ - 18-Sep-2013 - Hits: 263 - Rate This | Details
Defeating Depression's Funk-to-Fat Cycle
Do you feel depressed? Overeating and or gorging? This article can help you understand how to set up fitness goals that can help with a person who is depressed, and who needs exercise. Exercise can ease depression and help a person become motivated. Motivated to find out how? Click on...
http://psychcentral.com/lib/defeating-depressions-funk-to-fat-cycle/00020 - 3-Mar-2006 - Hits: 940 - Rate This | Details
Compulsive Eating. Binge Eating. Emotional Eating.
Do you feel out of control with food? Are you caught in the diet/binge cycle? Do you think about food and weight a lot of the time?
Authors Judith Matz, LCSW & Ellen Frankel, LCSW share their dieting tips in their "The Diet Survivor's Handbook" and accompanying website.
http://www.dietsurvivors.com/ - 16-Dec-2004 - Hits: 744 - Rate This | Details
Get in the Right Mindset to Exercise Regularly
This article discusses how to get your mind set to exercise regularly. Many decide that they will get in shape, only to later on totally abandon the exercise. How do you keep sharp? Follow me and click this link.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/get-in-the-right-mindset-to-exercise-regularly/0008 - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 927 - Rate This | Details
Guidelines of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery
There is considerable misinformation concerning the validity of bariatric surgery in the management of morbid obesity. The following "Rationale for Surgery" covers the field in general. References are provided to allow the interested reader to obtain more detailed information along with the opportunity to examine the original data on which these statements are based.
http://www.obesity-online.com/guidelines_ASBS.htm - 25-Dec-2005 - Hits: 301 - Rate This | Details
How to Change Your Conditioned Responses to Certain Foods
When trying to lose weight, there are certain foods that each person is more attracted to than other foods. Some find the morning cup of coffee quite addictive. To others it is bread. Many cannot have dinner in a restaurant without having an alcoholic beverage. With me it was always something sweet.
http://psychcentral.com/library/food_response.htm - 14-Jan-2005 - Hits: 814 - Rate This | Details
Tips for Friends and Family of Someone with an Eating Disorder
Once your loved one or friend is in therapy, avoid getting into discussions or arguments about weight and food. If you become concerned about weight loss, dehydration or other signs of medical jeopardy, call the therapist, MD or both. But the first thing you should do is read this article.
http://psychcentral.com/disorders/eating_disorders/eating_tips.htm - 13-Jul-2014 - Hits: 183 - Rate This | Details
Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder
In this article is treatments for binging, and includes discussions on psychotherapy, medication, self-help programs and even books. If you are looking for help with binge eating, here is a good place to start!
http://psychcentral.com/lib/treatment-for-binge-eating-disorder/00096 - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 583 - Rate This | Details
Unrealistic Expectations Can Cause Failure
An informational and helpful article by Caryl Ehrlich, author of Conquer Your Food Addiction.
Weight gain is an evolutionary process. Some people call it creeping weight. The scale turtles inexorably upward – a tight skirt, a belt notch, a can’t-zip-up-my-pants inch at a time. Yet you expect the scale to go down as rapidly as a high-speed elevator. This erroneous thought pattern – practiced and perfected as with any bad habit – is an unrealistic expectation. Dangerous to be sure with any endeavor, but deadly when it comes to weight reduction.
http://psychcentral.com/library/eatdis_expect.htm - 15-Nov-2004 - Hits: 835 - Rate This | Details
What is Binge Eating Disorder
In this article is the definition of what binge eating disorder is, what it involves and who suffers from binge eating. Is it someone you know? Is it you?
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-is-binge-eating-disorder/00098 - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 475 - Rate This | Details
What is Real Hunger?
An informational and helpful article by Caryl Ehrlich, author of Conquer Your Food Addiction.
In order to identify hunger, you must first understand what it is. This is not as easy as it seems. Many of you may never have let yourself experience true hunger, only a feeling of discomfort. Not knowing exactly what it was, you may have been eating past hunger for such a long time you can no longer differentiate between hunger and the feeling of anxiety, stress, boredom, or any number of other emotional or circumstantial stimuli. You haven’t allowed yourself to go without eating for a long enough period of time to have felt true hunger; you may not have experienced it since childhood.
http://psychcentral.com/library/eatdis_hunger.htm - 15-Nov-2004 - Hits: 811 - Rate This | Details