eating disorder

On Not Eating In Front Of You: Have Patience With Me

“Do you have problems eating in front of people?” my date said.

“Do you have problems eating in front of people?” my date said. When my restrictive anorexia is bad, I tend to limit food consumption.

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Take The Cake: Weight Gain Is Normal When You Become BoPo

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Weight gain is — in my anecdotal experience — quite common once you stop attempting to control your weight. My story is not everyone’s story.

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NEDAwareness Week: Tips For Staying The Recovery Route When You’re Feeling Rough

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It's National Eating Disorder Awareness week, which may provide support and things that help you — but awareness, in and of itself, can be tough.

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The Importance Of Support Groups During Mental Health Struggles

No one understands mental health struggles more than those who have been through it themselves.

No one understands mental health struggles more than those who have been through it themselves. With my group, recovery seems possible.

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How Breaking My Jaw Changed My Relationship With Food

I had to change my relationship with food.

It was impossible to binge — not being able to chew took away much of the enjoyment. I had to change my relationship with food.

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The Other Before and After: Life With An Eating Disorder 

This is my life with an eating disorder. This is my before and after.

I’ve never been a fan of eating disorder recovery Before-and-After photos. I don’t find it healthy or helpful to compare and appraise the shapes and sizes of bodies.

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Shutting Down Diet Talk

You may think you are only expressing your own worries about your diet or your body, but you are telling those around you that they should worry about their diet and body.

Is everyone so deeply entrenched in diet culture that we don’t even hear ourselves anymore?

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From Neopets To Pro-Ana Sites: Finding Community In Toxic Online Forums 

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Users exchange tips about restricting food intake, and there’s a lot of “thinspiration,” a phrase for photographs of women with thigh gaps and angular bodies. So many bones.

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The Biggest Loser Might Be Cancelled And This Is Why That's Great News

This show didn’t just do irreparable harm to its contestants, but also to the viewers of all sizes who tuned in every week to see supposed healthcare professionals model the idea that fat people need to be screamed at.

NBC's The Biggest Loser might be cancelled after allegations of abuse and fat-shaming. Here's why it would be a GOOD thing if the show never aired again!

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What I Didn't Eat In Paris:Traveling With An Eating Disorder

Anxiety and disordered eating will always be there, looming in the back of my mind, ready to appear at any time.

Instead of falling in love with the culinary paradise, I was stuck in a cycle of disordered eating and dealing with it thousands of miles away from home.

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