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...
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...
Come As You Are

Come As You Are

Come As You Are… in honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 1, 2019 It may mean coming to treatment even when you don’t feel ready or even willing…. It may mean coming to treatment when you’ve tried treatment...
Challenging the War on Obesity

Challenging the War on Obesity

Unfortunately, for those living in larger bodies, size-related discrimination and bullying can be an everyday occurrence.  The pervasive negative judgement so many experience is in part fueled by our society’s obsession with thinness, typically seen as synonymous with...