Eating-disorders


Are My Elbows Fat? Why Eating Disorders Should Matter to You.

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With the New Year upon us we start to think about weight and issues with our bodyAccording to the Nation Eating Disorder Association, eating disorders (ED) such as anorexia have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness and about 10-15% of people in American struggle with eating disorders. According to The National Institute of Mental Health

Star Wars Jedi Mindful Tricks for Healthy Eating in 2016

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Are you about to start a diet for 2016 to repent for all the unhealthy eating you've been doing? Or perhaps you already started. How are you planning to do it? Diet? Detox? Cleanse? Magic pills? Starvation? Green goop? Juice? Calorie counting? Pre-packaged meals? Shakes? Lipo? Lap band surgery?I know it can feel like extremes are the only solution.

What to Do When You're Afraid of People Judging Your Weight

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One of the big things I hear from the woman I work with is this: What if people think I'm fat and gained weight?What if I go home and my family comments on my weight?What if everyone is thinking how frumpy and fat I look every time I'm out?What if I go home and my family comments on my weight?A few weeks ago, one of my clients said, "well, if I wa

Yes, There Are Men With Anorexia Nervosa

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When I meet new people and tell them that I am a clinical psychologist, I usually hear one of two questions. Question one -- "Are you analyzing me?" -- can be answered rather succinctly ("I wasn't, until you just said that"). Question two -- "Do you have a specialty?" -- is a trickier ask to answer. I might respond that I specialize in the practice

What Are The Three Main Eating Disorders?

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Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a disease many of us have experience with, even if it is rarely diagnosed. We were so grateful to have Dr. Allegra Broft, a psychiatrist and professor at Columbia, on the show to educate us on the various

At What Age Are You Prone To An Eating Disorder?

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Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a disease many of us have experience with, even if it is rarely diagnosed. We were so grateful to have Dr. Allegra Broft, a psychiatrist and professor at Columbia, on the show to educate us on the various

Tips To Help Start Recovering From An Eating Disorder

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Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a disease many of us have experience with, even if it is rarely diagnosed. We were so grateful to have Dr. Allegra Broft, a psychiatrist and professor at Columbia, on the show to educate us on the various

How To Help A Loved One With An Eating Disorder

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Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a disease many of us have experience with, even if it is rarely diagnosed. We were so grateful to have Dr. Allegra Broft, a psychiatrist and professor at Columbia, on the show to educate us on the various

Tips And Resources For Overcoming Eating Disorders

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Eating correctly is hard for all of us, but for some, the struggle is deadly. Severe over-eating or under-eating may lead to an eating disorder, a disease many of us have experience with. We were so grateful to have Dr. Allegra Broft, a psychiatrist and professor at Columbia, on the show to educate us on the various types of eating disorders, and

Kids Bedtime Reading About Cooking: In Combating Eating Disorders, Can Food Be Its Own Best Defense?

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In the Kitchen With Grandad Cover Illustration"Listen to the stories your food can tell you," my Italian granddad always says. So commences the bedtime story In the Kitchen with Grandad. Running to 26 pages and focusing on Italian cuisine, it is the first paperback in a series of vignettes on international cooking, of which each is to treat of a di

Are You Lost in a Food Fog?

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We've all had those periods of time -- it could be hours or it could be weeks or months or years. Periods of time when we get sucked up in the fabric of life -- of doing and getting things done -- when we're busy and over scheduled all of the time.And it affects our eating. In the best-case scenario, this means that things have been okay, but maybe

I Took the 21-Day Self-Esteem Challenge and Here's What Happened

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I, like much of the female population, wrestle with self-esteem issues. Though I'm quick to build others up, I regularly tear myself down and I don't even know why. I began picking apart my looks at such an early age that I don't remember life before self-loathing. As a result, now, at 42 years old, I'm not quite sure what's left of me.I stopped we
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