Eating Disorder Differences In Childhood And Adolescence

Eating Disorder Differences In Childhood And Adolescence

Eating disorders are serious problems with severe health complications, many times requiring hospitalization. A study found that the same eating disorders which occur in childhood or adolescence don’t always look the same. Doctors attempting to diagnose young children with eating disorders based on adolescent signs could miss the disorder, with their patients possibly spending years […]

What Does An Eating Disorder Look Like?

What Does An Eating Disorder Look Like?

Eating disorders are a form of mental illness that seriously affects a person’s relationship with food and their daily eating patterns. A person with an eating disorder (ED) may consume very little (restriction) or they may eat large amounts (binging). Most often these disorders start during the tempestuous adolescent years, but they can start later […]

How To Curb Your Sweet Tooth

How To Curb Your Sweet Tooth

Do you ever feel powerless over your consumption of sugar? If so, you’re not alone. Cravings for sugary foods are signs of a growing addiction, and if you find yourself reaching for sweet treats to ease your mood, alleviate boredom or when you aren’t even hungry, taking control of your sugar intake is essential. In […]

Your Brain On Sugar

Your Brain On Sugar

If you have ever made the off-hand comment that you are a chocolate addict or that you are addicted to sweets, you aren’t far off from the truth. As obesity rates soar in the U.S., researchers are hard at work trying to determine why some people find it so hard to stop overeating, and why […]

5 Tips To Fight Food Addiction – The Healthy Way

5 Tips To Fight Food Addiction – The Healthy Way

Addiction to food isn’t something you can shake easily. While those struggling with addictions to illicit drugs or alcohol can abstain from the subject of their addiction, if you’re addicted to food—or are just prone to comfort or emotional eating—complete avoidance is unfeasible. This doesn’t mean that tackling food addiction is a hopeless pursuit; the […]

Does High-Impulsivity Help Trigger Food Addiction?

Does High-Impulsivity Help Trigger Food Addiction?

Addiction specialists and researchers know that people affected by symptoms of food addiction have an unusually strong tendency toward impulsive behavior, or impulsivity. However, less is known about whether increased impulsivity helps trigger food addiction or only starts to appear after such an addiction begins to take its toll. In a study published in April […]

Why Do Diet Soda Drinkers Binge Eat The Most?

Why Do Diet Soda Drinkers Binge Eat The Most?

The connection between soda consumption and higher rates of obesity is by now fairly well documented. Information from a new study now suggests that soda drinking and eating disorder pathology is also linked. This study, published in the journal Advances in Eating Disorders, was conducted by researchers at the Yale University Department of Psychology in […]