Eating Disorders

Take The Cake: Is ‘Dieting’ Really Disordered Eating?

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It’s taken me a long time to write about this topic because I’m not an eating disorder specialist or clinician.

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Fat Shaming And Skinny Shaming With Actress Reid Cox

Fat shaming and skinny shaming are harmful. We need to stop allowing the media to pit plus size and thin women against one another.

Fat shaming and skinny shaming are harmful. We need to stop allowing the media to pit plus size and thin women against one another.

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How Fat Shaming Leads To Eating Disorders

Fat shaming doesn’t have any positive outcomes, but it has plenty of negative ones. A study found that fat shaming leads to eating disorders for some girls.

Fat shaming doesn’t have any positive outcomes, but it has plenty of negative ones. A study found that fat shaming leads to eating disorders for some girls.

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Eating Pizza Out Of The Trash Can: My Struggle With Obsessive Overeating​

I took and ate food out of a public trashcan. This is my struggle with obsessive overeating.​

Without even thinking, I went over to the trashcan. Fortunately, the trash was piled pretty high. This is my struggle with obsessive overeating.​

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When Dietary Changes Might Trigger Your Eating Disorder

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There are aspects of the disorders we have fought so hard to overcome that will show themselves again. Dietary changes can trigger your eating disorder.

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The Other Before and After: Life With An Eating Disorder 

This is my life with an eating disorder. This is my before and after.

I’ve never been a fan of eating disorder recovery Before-and-After photos. I don’t find it healthy or helpful to compare and appraise the shapes and sizes of bodies.

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Shutting Down Diet Talk

You may think you are only expressing your own worries about your diet or your body, but you are telling those around you that they should worry about their diet and body.

Is everyone so deeply entrenched in diet culture that we don’t even hear ourselves anymore?

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When A Principal Publicly Fat Shames Female Students

This is about way more than the freedom to dress in comfortable clothing while at school. Let’s talk about some stats that this principal should know if she’s going to talk to adolescent girls about body size. (Image Credit: YouTube/SanVic)

We could risk the mental and physical health of all the girls in the school by using fat shaming to try to control the way that they dress, or we could just let them wear some damn leggings. Seriously, how is this not a no brainer?

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Netflix's 'To The Bone' Is Just Another Example Of Struggle Through A Privileged Lens

Less access to quality treatment and resources is deeply concerning given that those that are available already lack understanding about cultural identities and how mental health conditions affect minorities. (Image credit: Instagram/tothebonemovie)

Netflix’s latest drama 'To The Bone' just emphasizes the inequity in eating disorder treatment options. The main character, Ellen, is a white, 20-year-old woman who is struggling with a serious eating disorder. I watched as she entered yet another inpatient treatment center and her loving family stood by her. Frame after frame, I saw myself and grew angry for the people who were suffering and wouldn’t be able to identify, whether it was because of their race, support system, or lack of resources.

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The Eating Disorder Community Has A Fat Phobia Problem

"A thin-obsessed world perpetuates eating disorders and fat phobia."

Suggesting that we should figure out how to apply a deadly illness to fat people is ludicrous on its face for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that THERE ARE FAT PEOPLE WITH ANOREXIA.

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