Eating Disorders in the LGBTQIA Community

Eating Disorders in the LGBTQIA Community

In recent years, an increasing body of research has shown that eating disorders are disproportionately common in the LGBTQIA community. For instance, a 2018 report from The Trevor Project, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), and Reasons Eating Disorder...
Weight Stigma Awareness and Health At Every Size

Weight Stigma Awareness and Health At Every Size

In the powerful spirit of Weight Stigma Awareness Week (September 23-27), we’re reflecting on the impact that societal attitudes about body weight and size have on us all.  With messages coming at us from all sides about what a “good” or “healthy” weight is for our...
Oh no… WW Launches Dieting App for Kids

Oh no… WW Launches Dieting App for Kids

WW (the company formerly known as Weight Watchers) recently released a free app called Kurbo to help children and young adults ages 8-17 lose weight.  Though WW claims that Kurbo gives kids and families a useful tool to support wellness, there are also a number of...
Health Tracking Apps and Eating Disorders

Health Tracking Apps and Eating Disorders

As smartphone use becomes more and more prevalent in our culture, growing numbers of people are using health-tracking apps. Here are the basics on health-tracking apps and how they might relate to disordered eating. What are health-tracking apps? Health-tracking apps...
I Feel Fat!

I Feel Fat!

We call it the “anorexic wish”: the desire to recover from the cognitive symptoms of anorexia (like the obsessive thoughts about food and the body and weight preoccupation) without having to gain weight. Anorexia is tricky to treat since so much about the condition...