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...
Food My Frenemy: Response

Food My Frenemy: Response

With a heavy heart, I read a recent New York Times piece called “Food My Frenemy” by Jen Gunter.  In the piece, Ms. Gunter shares her agonizing struggle with a lifetime of binge eating – and the self-loathing and shame that can come along with it. She also...
Eating Disorder Recovery in Ballet Culture

Eating Disorder Recovery in Ballet Culture

It’s no secret that ballet culture celebrates a long, lean figure. The pressure on ballet dancers to maintain this aesthetic is constant and for many can lead to battling food/body struggles throughout ones’ career. Dancers are at increased risk of developing eating...
Feeling Hangry

Feeling Hangry

Think back to the last time you experienced feeling “hangry”—irritable, cranky or uncomfortable due to hunger. Perhaps it was when you had gone too long between meals, got held up in a lunch meeting or were engaging in a restrictive diet plan. This uncomfortable and...
Tele-Therapy Eating Disorder Interventions

Tele-Therapy Eating Disorder Interventions

Internet-based eating disorder interventions such as audio/visual communication (tele-therapy) and smartphone applications have demonstrated some promising outcomes in recent studies.  Early feedback from E-health research has suggested that Internet-based cognitive...
Eating Disorder Statistics

Eating Disorder Statistics

Anorexia Statistics Prevalence Among Males & Females Between the ages of 13 and 18, the National Institute of Mental Health has documented that 5.4% of children will struggle with an eating disorder. This works out to be roughly 2.2 million adolescents. For...