Everyone who lives with any kind of eating disorder or food disturbance deserves specialized support – regardless of what you look like, who you are, how you identify or what stage of recovery you are in.
How college basketball commentators can impact the body image and well-being of vulnerable viewing populations.
Valentine's Day is meant to celebrate love. This love need not be for another person. This year, I encourage you to make yourself the center of Valentine's Day.
Previous Americas Got Talent winner, Jackie Evancho tells Good Morning America about how growing up in the spotlight contributed to her development of an eating disorder and body dysorphia.
Former Olympian hopeful, Katelyn Ohashi - now a senior on UCLA's gymnastics team - sticks it to body shamers while receiving a perfect 10 score!
Here are the top three most popular “New Year’s Resolutions” with helpful cognitive shifts that can help us to elevate ourselves out of the negative and into the positive for 2019.
This video blog highlights the ways with which HAES can complement eating disorder treatment and serve as a wonderful resource in eating disorder recovery.
During pregnancy, the way you and the rest of the world experience your body often changes. When every appointment becomes all about measuring, counting, and weight - and your body starts to become a topic of conversation - it can feel as though your body is no longer yours.
It’s always Prevention season and though we do not yet have vaccines for eating disorders, there is much we can do. Prioritizing self-care is a universal prevention and is powerful in the face of contagion.
Balance in Schools: How to Address Weight Concerns While Limiting Impact on Body Image and Disordered Eating”
A “healthy” weight is truly different for every person. When we hold onto rigid ideas of what any individual should weigh – especially while discounting other wellness markers – we can actually negatively impact the body image and self esteem of our students and children.
The netflix satirical comedy, Insatiable trivialized the experience of those who have been impacted by an eating disorder.
Simply put, HAES® represents a paradigm shift away from a weight-centric approach to health and health care to one that highlights body diversity and behavior change to attain desired health outcomes as opposed to focusing on manipulating weight and shape.
Body image is complicated for everyone – especially those who have a history of an eating disorder. Be patient, have compassion for yourself and practice these five tips that can help to ease anxiety around any bodily changes that might be happening.
If you or someone you love is exhibiting any of these symptoms indicative to an anorexia diagnosis, you can get the specialized support you deserve.
Did you know that yoga can be a great complement to eating disorder treatment and as a helpful tool in eating disorder recovery? Adding in appropriate yoga practices (that are unique to each individual and where they are at in their recovery journey) can be a great way to help connect mind and body - a practice that can be more difficult for those who have experience with eating disorders.
While we know that eating disorders can develop from interplay of biological, psychological and environmental factors that are often beyond our control, there are many risk factors that we can actively work to minimize - and even prevent in our everyday encounters.
Why is it that there is such a high occurrence of disordered eating and eating disorders in the Orthodox Jewish community? Find out some factors that may have an impact on eating disorder development within this population.
Why do we as a society place so much emphasis on numbers and amounts? There is an actual psychological theory that explains why humans have an innate desire to compete and compare to one another. Learn more here!
The reality is, today's culture can often leave us feeling saturated in body judgment - both from others and ourselves. It is possible however to separate ourselves from negative environmental influences. Here are a few strategies to help you “tune out” body – focused messaging.
How to tune out the body-focused messaging during the New Year and what you can do instead!
Are you concerned that your loved one might be exhibiting signs of disordered eating, but aren't quite sure what to be looking for? Check out the symptoms below that can be indicative to Binge Eating Disorder.
Athletes are 2-3 times more likely than the average individual to develop an eating disorder, making male athletes a vulnerable subgroup. So why are male athletes at risk? Here are five reasons to consider.
How do we ensure that our children have a positive relationship with food and in turn with their natural body size and shape?
Anorexia is a complex illness – one that has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness – that manifests differently for each individual. Here are some of the lesser known warning signs of Anorexia.
Being happy and comfortable in your own skin is bad for the "beauty" business. But you know what? It’s great for us – and it’s what every single person deserves.
Despite being the most common eating disorder in the United States (impacting 6-8 million Americans, twice the number of people with anorexia and bulimia), binge eating disorder is often misunderstood and its magnitude overlooked.
Eating disorders are serious, impacting millions of school-aged youth across America. Like any mental health condition, they warrant honest and sometimes uncomfortable conversations. But these discussions help.
I hope the young girl’s mother knows that her beautiful smile is what her daughter will remember, not her clothing size.
No matter how much we may have dreamt about it in the long cold winter months, summer can certainly be a challenging and triggering time, especially for those with eating disorders. Here are some tips for beating those summer insecurities. So what can you do to take back control and preserve a positive body image? Here are some tips:
Here are some motivational GIFs that I hope will help you progress in your recovery.
We all need a little piece of peace. Check out some of my favorite pick-me-ups below
Every parent wants to see their child succeed, in school, athletics, the arts and socially. We want our children to be competent; competent students, competent drivers and competent decision-makers. It is also a parent’s job to raise competent eaters.
Learning the skills of self-care is a lot like learning to drive a car. We often expect to already have these skills, when in reality, learning how best to care for ourselves is a process that typically requires a lot of trial and error before we figure out what actually works.
Eating disorders come in different forms, have different causes and are triggered by different biological, emotional and/or environmental factors. Here are some common indicators of an eating disorder.
Here are some considerations to keep in mind when determining whether or not you might need eating disorder treatment.
Understanding what self-compassion is--and what it isn't--is a critical piece in gaining self-acceptance and boosting self-esteem.
Here is a compilation of common unhelpful phrases, as reported by eating disorder patients, that loved ones should avoid using.
While there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach in determining when / if someone struggling with an eating disorder could return to exercise or their sport, here are some of the criterion we use to help determine the appropriateness of incorporating exercise back into the life of an eating disorder patient.
There are many important distinctions between goals and resolutions. Check out our Facebook Live discussion to learn more!
My name is Andrea. I’ve been an elite, competitive runner for almost 20 years. I was a Division I scholarship athlete who became an All American and a national record holder in college. I also developed an eating disorder.