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Body Image Category

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7 Hidden Signs of Eating Disorders

What to Look For If You Think Your Child May Have An Eating Disorder Many people think of eating disorders as a teenage problem. The adolescent years are a time of change and growth, which can make them susceptible to developing eating disorders. Yet, many children develop disordered eating patterns before their adolescent years. If …

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The Link Between Food Insecurity and Eating Disorders

Food is a complicated topic. It’s not just about what you decide to put on your plate, but how you feel before and after you eat it, whether you have access to fresh foods or processed foods, and how much of it you can afford. Similarly, food insecurity isn’t simply not having enough to eat, …

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Removing the Stigma from Eating Disorders and Mental Health Issues

  Stigma is one of the most significant problems faced by someone struggling with a mental health diagnosis of any kind. When that diagnosis is related to disordered eating, the difficulties are often compounded and far more complex. Stigma inhibits one’s ability to seek help and interact with family, friends, or co-workers, and inevitably, leads …

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Returning Home for the Holidays and Eating Disorder Recovery

As the holiday season arrives, so do the invitations for family gatherings and celebrations. For someone in recovery from any form of disordered eating, the holiday season can quickly spark worry and anxiety about how to be “part of” the events around you while maintaining healthy recovery. You are not alone. The holiday season is …

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Binge Eating and Holidays: How to Heal

Holidays present some of the biggest challenges for those living with binge eating disorders. Maybe you are struggling with binge eating. Maybe you suspect or know a loved one who is. Thanksgiving can be an incredibly challenging time for someone with an eating disorder. This holiday is centered on eating. In reality, it almost promotes …

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Building Body Trust in Eating Disorder Recovery

Many feel some discomfort or concern about their body image from time to time. It’s a normal experience for most people. But when those concerns become fixations on body weight, food intake, and weight loss, it becomes a problem. These may be signs of a potential eating disorder. Eating disorders are serious medical conditions that …

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The Connection Between Anxiety and Eating Disorders

Every year, 40 million adults throughout the United States live with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are by far the most common mental illness in the country, affecting more than 18% of the population. These include conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias. Anxiety disorders develop from a …

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Exercise: From Obsession to Enjoyment

Getting regular exercise is part of a balanced lifestyle. The American Heart Association recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. Exercise is shown to reduce the risk of disease and improve your overall quality of life. It’s a natural way to relieve stress and anxiety, combat depression, and keep …

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How to Celebrate Pride Month While in Recovery

This June marks Pride Month, a month dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community! Pride Month is a time to appreciate how far society has come in accepting LGBTQ+ individuals and also to address areas for growth that still exist. Every year during the first few months of the …

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