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 […]

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 […]

Eating Disorders: When Is it Time to Seek Help?

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By: Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS My hope is that my posts to date have emphasized at least two things about eating disorders: They’re complex mental illnesses with biological, psychological and social implications for an individual’s health and wellness; and because of this complexity, they tend to be the deadliest mental illnesses. Taken together, […]

Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders – Mother & Daughter Reunions: The Holidays

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Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders (A series of articles dedicated to nurturance) How do a mother’s own attitudes toward herself get passed to her children? Girls naturally identify with their mothers and this identification can become disturbed when a mother acts in ways that are destructive and lack self respect. When the issue is specific […]

Too Much Of A Good Thing: From EXERCISE TO EMERGENCY!

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Is there such thing as too much exercise? Let’s explore the fine line between a healthy habit and a deadly obsession. Kristin Seifried hit the gym after dinner. The young man at the front desk greeted her by name, gave her a big grin, and commented that she was their “best client.” Seifried was there […]

Book Review On “Gaining” By Aimee Liu – Interesting Read About Life After Eating Disorders

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Many people talk about eating disorders, finding treatment and recovery, but most don’t speak about what happens next: life after recovery. Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders by Aimee Liu is one of the first books about eating disorders written by a survivor that connects more than 40 personal stories from men and […]

I Fear I Will Suffer My Eating Disorder Forever

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The following comment is from a mom in her forties suffering from an eating disorder in response to the article “Nature or Nurture? Your Eating Disorder Could Be Killing Your Daughter” I asked Angela R. Wurtzel, Eating Disorder Specialist and consultant to Askinyourface.com to respond. You Ask: http://askinyourface.com/2010/07/19/nature-or-nurture-why-your-eating-disorder-could-be-destroying-your-daughter/ I am so glad this was published. […]

When Food Is The Enemy… Reach Out For A FriendTM

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Welcome to the Beat Bulimia website. I’m Judith Asner, M.S.W. I specialize in treating people suffering from eating disorders, especially bulimia nervosa. Bulimia (bulimia nervosa) is defined as periods of uncontrolled eating. The person eats anywhere up to 10,000 calories in a sitting. The binge eating is followed by purging behaviors, i.e., vomiting, laxatives, excessive […]