All the way back in 1976, a recording artist named Larry Groce released a novelty song called “Junk Food Junkie.” This catchy little tune told the Jekyll-and-Hyde-themed tale of a man who ate only healthy and wholesome foods by day, but who transformed into a junk food-craving maniac who would pig out on every sort [...]
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The whirlwind of activities during November and December are often accompanied by a large amount of food. This can make the holidays a dangerous time for someone recovering from an eating disorder. Being repeatedly faced with food challenges on top of the other normal stresses of the holidays can make these months especially susceptible to [...]
When trying to improve your lifestyle, small changes are more manageable than big ones. So is it effective to focus on just healthy eating or just exercise, or does it have to be both? The short answer is it depends on your goal. Although studies in this area have been conflicting, the findings can be [...]
Few national health issues in the United States are as serious and as urgent as the obesity epidemic. The condition is easy for anyone to diagnose, but treatment for obesity continues to frustrate obese individuals and treatment professionals alike. Much of the problem stems from the fact that the exact nature and causes of obesity [...]
In today’s world where being beautiful, young, and thin are the Holy Grail, women are pushing their bodies to the limits in order to fit in. But while most everyone knows the dangers of bulimia, and anorexia, not everyone is familiar with a newer addition to the eating disorder family – orthorexia nervosa.
Those with eating disorders are sometimes treated with cognitive remediation therapy, which helps individuals understand the thinking behind their behaviors and develop ways of changing that thinking. While there are many facets to eating disorder therapy, many healthcare providers believe that this type of therapy is most helpful in treating those with eating disorders.
The United States is a food paradise, with offerings from around the world available in any supermarket. Families can go months, even years, without repeating a week’s menu because the options are so plentiful.
Diet sodas have long been my weakness. I’ve always sort of known it in the back of my mind, but researchers have recently confirmed that my favorite low-calorie consumable is actually making me, and the other 60 percent of Americans who drink it, fat.
As a society, we are quick to judge those who developed an addiction to drugs or alcohol, but we fail to see our own challenges when it comes to cravings. In reality, many of us have our own “addictions” that we often laugh off as a quirk when in fact they could be affecting our [...]
An eating disorder is often a closely-guarded secret, with disordered behaviors occurring behind closed doors and excuses. Individuals with eating disorders learn how to navigate social situations and binge or purge in private. The shame that accompanies both anorexia and bulimia often keeps an eating disorder private for an extended period of time.