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5 Tips for overcoming the urge to restrict while recovering from anorexia

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Even when you’ve started your path to recovery, people with anorexia live with an urge that hangs around anytime food is present – the voice constantly calculating calories and telling you what is “safe” or “unsafe” to eat. It can seem like these urges are inescapable or overwhelming, but learning to control these impulses and […]

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How one daughter told her mom and dad she had an eating disorder

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For those living with an eating disorder, secrecy tends to be a way of life. They fear being “found out” and facing the embarrassment or shame of admitting to their disorder. In most cases, they manage to hide their eating disorder until they reach a tipping point where they are confronted by friends, family, doctors, […]

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Brian Cuban describes what it’s like being a man with an eating disorder

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Despite accounting for approximately one-third of those with eating disorders in America, men still face a unique stigma that keeps many from ever speaking out or seeking help. Brian Cuban knows this. Before he recovered in 2007, Cuban was an addict struggling with bulimia and anorexia in silence. But, unlike many, Cuban has since become […]

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Silicon Valley’s Amanda Crew uses her experiences with eating disorder to advocate for change

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These days, Amanda Crew is known for her role as Monica Hall on HBO’s Silicon Valley. But, before she got her big break in Hollywood, she was a young girl who struggled with an eating disorder while trying to make her name known. In a recent interview with People, the actress opened up about how […]

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How to make Thanksgiving safe for those with eating disorders

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For most, Thanksgiving is a time to relax with family and feast on a variety of homecooked food. But, for the 30 million men and women living with eating disorders in America, the holiday is considerably less simple. Thanksgiving can be a precarious, stressful, and potentially triggering to those living with or recovering from an […]

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Lack of ‘feel good’ neurosteroid may contribute to depression or anxiety in anorexic or obese women

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Women who live with anorexia or obesity exhibit low levels of a neurosteroid that may explain why both conditions are associated with an increased risk for depression and anxiety, according to a small study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. The study found low levels of allopregnanolone (all), which has been tied to heightened rates of […]

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Why celebrities are suddenly talking openly about eating disorders

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Since the creation of modern society, eating disorders have haunted men and women while lurking in the shadows. The pressure to appear a certain way or maintain a specific weight has driven all sorts of dangerous behaviors, fad diets, and purging techniques. But, society refused to talk about it. Over the past few years, however, […]

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An Instagram post proves people with eating disorders don’t always look “scary skinny”

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The words ‘anorexia’ or ‘eating disorder’ tend to paint a very specific picture in people’s minds of stick thin girls with their ribs poking through their skin and a gaunt face. However, that picture doesn’t always reflect reality, as body positive Instagram user Carissa Seligman showed the world this week. In a single post, Seligman […]

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Rare genetic mutations make people susceptible to eating disorders

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Researchers are reportedly one step closer to understanding the link between eating disorders and genetics, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS One. The findings indicate that specific clusters of gene mutations make a person significantly more susceptible to developing an eating disorder. The effect of these genetic mutations is so strong […]

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Does an eating disorder make you more likely to steal?

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Eating disorders have been associated with a number of issues that can be dangerous to your health, including excessive exercise behaviors, physical side-effects, and additional mental health issues. However, a new study has tied eating disorders to another unique behavior – crime. According to a study of almost 960,000 women, those with eating disorders are […]

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