Category: Diet

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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Diet Beverages and Artificial Sugars: Risk vs Benefit

Beverages, Sodas, diet Drink, Cokes on store shelf Low-calorie sweeteners in foods and diet drinks can disrupt metabolism, and some experts have suggested that there use might cause diabetes and obesity [1]. But other studies have found that consuming diet drinks and food has little impact on metabolism and weight gain. A new study by Yale researchers published March 3 in the journal [...]
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Diet Culture, Eating Disorder Recovery, and Health at Every Size®

Lady Dancing without shame or worry Eating disorders evolve out of complex, interacting biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. One consistent barrier to full recovery from an eating disorder is the existing sociocultural obsession with thinness, fear of fatness, and diets. Our society is inundated with messages that are filled with weight stigma and influenced by diet culture — a system of [...]
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Do No Harm: Embrace Health at Every Size

Woman in field on during holiday The frantic focus on weight in relation to health has been detrimental to our society and the individuals within it. The use of terms like “overweight” and “obese” are misleading and are used to designate an assessment of health, which is unfounded. The use of these terms in this article will be used in quotation [...]
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Effects of Calorie Transparency in Menus on Eating Disorders

Girls eating and glad about calorie counts on menus Contributor: Staff at Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center Dining out can be a difficult experience for women who have eating disorders. Restaurants can bring about feelings of anxiety and uncertainty due to a wide selection of menu choices, variations in meal preparation, and other external factors. In the past several years, some restaurants have started [...]
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Keto Diet: Facts Versus Fad

Healthy breakfast on a meal plan. The ketogenic diet is only one of the most recent options in the rotation of the notorious fad diets. The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics holds the position that the use of the keto diet may be used to treat epilepsy in children. The ketogenic diet has no established benefit for other populations and [...]
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