Category: Diet

Disordered Eating Linked to Restrictive Diets

Flowers and Sunrise Americans are obsessed with thin bodies. Thin bodies are often viewed as the most attractive and healthiest. This belief leads many people to go on diets to try to lose weight. An added layer to the pressure to be thin is that what someone eats and what they look like is frequently believed to reflect [...]
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Hidden Complications Plant Based Lifestyles May Present in Young Adults

Plant-based lifestyles, such as Vegetarianism and Veganism, are marketed as a method for bettering the environment, stopping animal cruelty, and improving your health. For someone struggling with an eating disorder, this lifestyle may cater to behaviors of restriction or food avoidance. Eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified) are usually [...]
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Mood & Weight in Youth

Children Hugging It is not uncommon for there to be at least one scale in households across America and, every day, individuals jump on them, see a number, and make inferences that have nothing to do with that number. Inferences about their worth, their value, their lovability, their likelihood of achieving happiness and success. This tendency is [...]
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Abusing Appetite Suppressants & Diet Pills

Woman in fall leaves It is not common to see posts or blogs relating to eating disorders that blatantly refer to disordered eating behaviors being practiced. Articles and social media posts will refer to these behaviors without naming them, seemingly in fear that naming a behavior will trigger someone to use it who otherwise might not have. However, in [...]
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As You Say Goodbye to 2020, Do the Same to Dieting Resolutions

Lake with mountain behind it Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center As the holidays arrive and the new year looms on the horizon, there’s a common question that rings out in conversations around the world. And a common answer is “dieting resolutions.” “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” Some people certainly have very specific goals in mind, but these [...]
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Why Dietitians are Important to Recovery from Eating Disorders

Woman in snow considering Intuitive Eating Just as the relationship to food is an integral part of eating disorder development, addressing this with a Dietitian is an integral part of eating disorder treatment and recovery. It is impossible to lead a patient through understanding the nutritional and physical consequences of eating disorders, experiences of a possible referring syndrome, and exploration of [...]
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They are Always Watching: Empowering Parents to Break the Cycle of Body and Food Negativity

Family Sitting On Curb Contributed By: Sarah Lavanier, PsyD, CEDS, Clinical Director of Eating Disorder Services of Lindner Center of HOPE Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding jobs there is, and it also comes with a tremendous amount of responsibility for body and food negativity. The idea of being a parent can be exciting, yet [...]
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Why Understanding Health at Every Size® Improves Body Image

African American Mother Kissing Her Daughter The Health At Every Size® (HAES) approach is a continuously evolving alternative to health’s conventional weight-centered approach. The conventional weight-centered approach to health emphasizes measures like weight and BMI as essential health indicators. This conventional model of health often purports weight loss, weight control, or weight management as an effective way to improve or sustain [...]
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