6 Harmful Thoughts Fueling Your Battle with Food

Our thoughts about food matter.

Jun 1

Categories: Eating Disorders

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When Healthy Eating Becomes Bad for You

An excessive preoccupation with eating healthy food and an overly judgemental stance towards others’ eating habits is classified as Orthorexia nervosa. Although its namesake sounds similar to anorexia nervosa, the two disorders are very different.

Mar 22

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Men and Eating Disorders

When terms like “anorexia” and “bulimia” are mentioned, an image of a female starving herself is what comes to mind. This picture of eating disorders is a flawed one, as eating disorders can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age or ...

Mar 15

Categories: Eating Disorders

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The Hidden Faces of Eating Disorders

When we hear about eating disorders, what we see in our minds is an image of a young, thin and often white woman. This is, in fact, a form of bias on our part, as research shows that people who have higher weights are at higher risk of contracting ...

Mar 14

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Six Signs of An Eating Disorder

With the increasing prevalence of eating disorders nowadays, it is even more important for friends and loved ones to learn to recognise the common signs of eating disorders to help those who are suffering seek help. Here’s how.

Mar 14

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Given time, most women with anorexia or bulimia will recover

Contrary to what is often believed, new research is optimistic that around two-thirds of women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa will eventually recover from their eating disorders.

Dec 29

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Weight-loss psychology: how your brain is preventing you from losing ...

Despite the fact that 77% of Americans are trying to lose weight, nearly 70% of all Americans are obese or overweight. Given the inability of the majority of us to manage our weight, are we all just weak-willed slackers? Or are other factors ...

Nov 22

Categories: Eating Disorders, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Self-Love

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Why Sugar is So Addictive?

Addiction is a medical condition in which the person has uncontrollable desire to take a substance or engage in an activity, despite knowing that it may lead to adverse effects. Taking that substance or engaging in that activity will make the person ...

Nov 4

Categories: Addictions, Eating Disorders

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Why are women more vulnerable to eating disorders?

Eating disorders are much more common among women than men. Now, a new study may have uncovered a neurological explanation for this disparity. Researchers find that women are more likely than men to experience brain activity relating to negative ...

Oct 17

Categories: Eating Disorders

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How Schools are using Mindful Eating to fight Eating Disorders

Mindful eating invites participants to "pay attention" to the food in front of them and engage their five senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch) before consuming a single morsel. This mindfulness practice builds the children's awareness of ...

Sep 3

Categories: Eating Disorders, Health Psychology, Mindfulness

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"I'm Fat, and You Don't Love Me" : How early attachment insecurity ...

But it ISN'T THE FOOD. Eating disorders are not about meals. They're usually about control. And those issues start young, sometimes before you've mastered the use of a knife and fork.

Jun 16

Categories: Attachment Issues, Eating Disorders

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Study: obese or anorexic individuals react differently to taste

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that women suffering from anorexia nervosa and those who are obese respond differently to taste, a finding that could lead to new treatments for the eating disorders.

May 17

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Researchers find potential breakthrough in binge-eating disorder ...

UAB researchers are testing a new treatment for BED: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation(tDCS). The non-invasive therapy sends low-voltage electricity into the brain through electrodes places on either side of the head.

May 12

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Overweight individuals more likely to make unhealthier choices when ...

Overweight people make unhealthier food choices than lean people when presented with real food, even though both make similar selections when presented with hypothetical choices, according to research led by the University of Cambridge.

Apr 14

Categories: Eating Disorders

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Anorexia: genetic and environmental risk factors uncovered

Researchers describe their new mouse model that shows how a combination of genetic and environmental risk factors can trigger the disease.

Apr 14

Categories: Eating Disorders

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