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Amazon comes under fire for selling hoodie trivializing eating disorders

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Amazon is under fire for selling a crass sweatshirt that many believe trivializes eating disorders. The hoodie, sold by a third-party retailer, reads: “Anorexia, like bulimia, except with self-control.” There are a number of things wrong with the sweatshirt, but the biggest is that it treats eating disorders as a joke. For far too long, […]

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How eating disorder stereotypes harm those who don’t “look the part”

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Most people think they “know” what people with eating disorders look like – at least, for the most part. When people see a thin, young, white woman, they question if she might be anorexic or bulimic. It seems like an “innocent” stereotype. After all, it comes from an attempt to worry about those believed to […]

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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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Anonymous woman’s story highlights how eating disorders can be a constant battle

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Every once and a while you hear a story that seems to encapsulate eating disorders in a unique and succinct way, at once telling an incredibly personal journey while seemingly speaking for countless others who share their pain. That’s exactly what happened with a recent encounter between the photographer operating the popular Facebook page Humans of […]

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“Duck Dynasty” star Sadie Robertson shares her experiences with disordered eating

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Sadie Robertson, known for her spot on the reality show “Duck Dynasty” and “Dancing with the Stars” revealed she has struggled with disordered eating and body image issues in a candid and emotional post on her website and social media this week. In the blog post, Robertson says she struggled with “an eating problem connected […]

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“Disgusting” and “ridiculous” emails show the body image pressures musicians face

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When a recent study suggested musicians may face a higher risk of eating disorders, it came as somewhat of a surprise. Aside from famous pop singers, most people don’t think of musicians or vocalists as a group who faces extreme standards for their public image. Obviously, this isn’t exactly true. Instrumentalists or singers in any […]

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Can you really recover from eating disorders with “clean eating” or exercise?

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Just about every day I speak to or read stories from people who have successfully recovered from their eating disorders. Most of the time it warms my heart, gives me a sense of hope, and brings a smile to my face. Unfortunately, sometimes it makes my heart sink. Almost every story of recovery involves some […]

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Are musicians at risk for eating disorders?

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There are several groups that have been known to be at high-risk for eating disorders. Women, athletes, and teens, in particular, are known to face a higher risk than other demographics. But, a new study suggests there may be a group that has gone unrecognized until now: musicians. According to a new report published in the […]

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Men with eating disorders share their stories

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Men with eating disorders are more common than most are aware of. While statistically young women are more likely to be diagnosed with an eating disorder in their lifetime, current estimates suggest as many as 10 million men in America are living with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder right now. Most eating disorder experts […]

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