Fat and Thin Find Common Ground

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When binge eating disorder gained legitimacy as a full-fledged mental condition in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in May, many people in the eating disorders and obesity communities wondered: Will this inspire us to finally get along? It was a good question, since historically, the two groups have […]

Identifying Hungers: A Tool In Recovery & Living!

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This article is one of the best I have ever read about mindful eating. Understanding, recognizing and honoring the “seven hungers” is a fascinating and exceptional approach to learning about our relationship to food and hunger. Read on; I think you will agree. “Clocks and programs cannot tell you when you’re hungry, but your body […]

“Good” Foods, “Bad” Foods: How Our Beliefs About the Foods We Eat Affect Our Health

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“For millennia Spiritual masters have known how powerful our thoughts are in our lives. Now, researchers in quantum physics and consciousness are confirming this. Regardless of what were are engaging in, our thoughts hold tremendous power over us. Therefore, our thoughts about food have a direct effect on our health. If we feel guilty about […]

How to Make a Restaurant Trip Successful

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When I take clients to restaurants to eat they are intimidated for many reasons. They do not have control over how the food is prepared and they are nervous about the portion size and social setting. Although these things are scary, they do not have to ruin the fun of eating out! There are several […]

What is Normal Eating?

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We hear many different messages about eating, how to eat and what to eat. Defining normal eating is a difficult task and can mean different things for different people. Ellyn Satter (http://www.ellynsatter.com), a social worker and registered dietician, suggests that normal eating includes: “Going to a meal hungry and eating until you are satisfied. Being […]

February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month

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Recovery is possible! Visit our page to find help for your eating disorder The Rapid Recovery Narrative “True love is deeply caring for yourself; only then, can you be fully available to love others deeply” Allison Stuart Kaplan I used to have anorexia, but I’m better now. I’ve heard that phrase countless times. In our […]

When Eating Pure Goes Too Far

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There is a lot of attention in the media focusing on eating healthy foods. Overall, eating a balanced, nutritious diet will improve your health. However, a problem arises when overtime this drive to eat healthy turns into an obsession. This obsession is known as orthorexia. Orthorexia is defined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics […]

The Gluten Free Diet Trend & Eating Disorders

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Gluten-free is a new dietary trend that has emerged over the past several years. In individuals who struggle with eating disorders, the concern is whether they may actually have celiac disease or these individuals are self diagnosing as a way to restrict intake of food. Celiac disease is defined by the National Institutes of Health […]

Eating Disorders in Older Women on the Rise

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“I can’t participate in the practicum,” Judith Shaw told her yoga instructor. She was training to become an instructor herself, but she had fallen and broken her pubic bone. “You’re going to continue to break bones if you don’t feed yourself,” the instructor told her. For Shaw, that was the moment. After a 15-year battle, […]

iVegetarian2: The Eating Disorders of Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs died October 5, and the animal rights organization PETA stepped right up to honor him as a vegetarian who was deeply committed to animal welfare and the environment. PETA, of course, has yet to acknowledge the role that Jobs’s near vegan diet may have played in his death, and continues to maintain that […]