Category: Nutrition

Is Restricting Sugar or Fat Effective For Food Addiction?

Brain and Eating Disorders Young Woman Eating A Salad There is much debate among health care professionals on the topic of treatment for food addiction. Characterized by the inability to stop eating certain foods, a food addiction is a disease which is influenced by both biological and environmental causes. Research has demonstrated the biochemical factors involved in the process of someone becoming addicted to [...]
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Orthorexia: Dangers of the ‘Disorder Disguised as Virtue’

Woman struggling with eating disorder It may feel as if orthorexia is a new disease based on the recent insurgence of messages emphasizing “good” and “clean eating.” However, orthorexia has been around since 1997, when the term was coined to describe “individuals with an obsession for proper nutrition [and] who pursue this obsession through a restrictive diet, a focus on [...]
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The Food Trend Craze: When Has It Gone Too Far?

Shake food trend Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Almost every day, there seem to be a new dieting trend pushed by the mainstream media, shared on a blog, promoted on social media platforms, or discussed by “experts” on talk shows. Everything from juice cleanses to supplements [...]
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Learning More About Nutrition Interventions For Emetophobia

Woman with Nutrition Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope The majority of individuals have experienced a vomiting episode in the past for various reasons, most often without lasting consequences. On the same token, many have witnessed others vomit without prolonged fear or anxiety. However, for a person [...]
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How to Avoid Getting “Hangry” in Recovery

Lady sitting on bench dealing with microaggressions Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Executive Assistant at Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope Getting “hangry,” the colloquial term for the irrational anger that often surfaces when someone is extraordinarily hungry, can result from not eating intuitively. Though people often joke about getting hangry, this emotional response to hunger should serve as a wakeup call if [...]
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Maintaining Structure and Supporting Recovery During Summer Vacation

Young woman facing eating disorder Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Summer vacation is something that we often look forward to every year, as this season signifies a break from the normal routine that is usually followed. Whether in school or working, many individuals utilize the summer season as a time for [...]
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Meal Planning and Vacationing When Unfamiliar with the Foods Available

woman with eating disorder standing near large bridge Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Title: Meal Planning and Vacationing When Unfamiliar with the Foods Available Maintaining a meal plan, as recommended by your dietitian and treatment team, is essential for recovery and to ensure that you are remaining consistent with your nutrition intake. This can [...]
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