Dismantling Diet Culture in a Pivot Towards Mindful Eating

Mindful Veggies Contributed by: Elizabeth Mariutto, PsyD, CEDS at Lindner Center of HOPE Americans are pummeled with the importance of fighting obesity.  Individuals that are in larger bodies are pressured by our society, including the medical community, to lose weight to improve their health.  However, data indicates that weight loss is notoriously ineffective, with 95% of those [...]
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The Link Between Eating Disorders and Suicide

Kid Flying Kite Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place Suicide is most often connected with depression, but the truth is that eating disorders can also increase a person’s chances of dying by suicide. Researchers surveyed more than 36,000 U.S. adults to better understand the link between eating disorders and suicide. Compared with respondents who did not have an eating disorder [...]
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Setting Boundaries a Key to Holiday Happiness

Holiday Gathering Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center The holidays are a time of love and togetherness, when family near and far gather around a table to celebrate what they’re thankful for and reunite with those whose company they value the most. All of that is an idealized version of the holiday season, one we know [...]
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How to Navigate Diet Culture During Thanksgiving

Family Thanksgiving Contributor: Staff at McCallum Place When Thanksgiving rolls around, complaints about holiday weight gain are often just as common as discussions about what people are thankful for. Hearing these conversations can be tough, especially if you’re struggling with body image concerns or an eating disorder. But thinking about how you might handle these situations ahead of [...]
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Signs That Someone May Need Partial Hospitalization or Intensive Outpatient Programming

Flowers in the Field Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Eating disorders can affect people of all ages, genders, and body types. According to one report, 28.8 million Americans, or 9% of the U.S. population, will have an eating disorder in their lifetime [1]. Luckily, there are many effective options when it comes to eating disorder treatment, ranging [...]
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How to Avoid Eating Disorder Relapse During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center With apologies to candy at Halloween and Easter, there’s no holiday we tend to associate more with food — sweet, savory, and everything in between — as its defining characteristic than Thanksgiving. Drop in on any random Thanksgiving dinner, and you’re likely to find some combination of turkey, [...]
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Don’t Let the Planning Stress of “To-Do” Get in the Way of Your “I Do”

Wedding Rings Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center The question has been popped, you (or your significant other) said yes, and planning the big day itself is all that’s on your mind. No pressure, right? We’re just talking about a celebration everyone says will be the most memorable day of your life. From finding your venue [...]
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The Impact of Nutrition on Anorexia Nervosa

Nourishing Food Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Anorexia nervosa, which is commonly referred to simply as anorexia, is a complex eating disorder that is characterized by extremely limited food intake, intense fear of gaining weight, distorted body image, and dangerously low body weight. Untreated anorexia can have a devastating impact on a person’s physical and [...]
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