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OSFED & Additional Eating or Feeding Disorders: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder According to the National Eating Disorder Association... Formerly described at Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) in the DSM-IV, Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED), is a feeding or eating disorder that causes significant distress or impairment, but does not meet the criteria for another feeding or eating… Continue reading OSFED & Additional Eating or Feeding Disorders: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

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Binge Eating Disorder: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Binge Eating Disorder According to the National Eating Disorder Association... Binge eating disorder (BED) is an eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food (often very quickly and to the point of discomfort); a feeling of a loss of control during the binge; experiencing shame, distress or guilt afterwards; and not… Continue reading Binge Eating Disorder: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

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Bulimia Nervosa: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Bulimia Nervosa According to the National Eating Disorder Association... Bulimia nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by a cycle of bingeing and compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting designed to undo or compensate for the effects of binge eating. Symptoms Frequent episodes of consuming very large amount of food followed by behaviors… Continue reading Bulimia Nervosa: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

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Anorexia Nervosa: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Anorexia Nervosa According to the National Eating Disorder Association... Anorexia nervosa is a serious, potentially life-threatening eating disorder characterized by self-starvation and excessive weight loss. Symptoms Inadequate food intake leading to a weight that is clearly too low. Intense fear of weight gain, obsession with weight and persistent behavior to prevent weight gain. Self-esteem overly… Continue reading Anorexia Nervosa: The Signs, Symptoms, & Impact

Eating Disorder Recovery, Self Care

Holiday Survival Guide: ED Recovery

Here we are again. It's holiday time. Regardless of what, when, where, or how you celebrate, the hustle and bustle of the season has the potential to be overwhelming and sometimes, downright scary. So how do we navigate nourishment of our bodies and our minds in the midst of the chaos? Check out these ideas… Continue reading Holiday Survival Guide: ED Recovery

Body Image, Eating Disorder Recovery, Self Care

Five Reasons Diet Culture is So Enticing

Diet culture is pervasive. The messages we internalize are often received inadvertently and yet, they sometimes gain immense power that can shift our mindset and behavior related to how we treat our bodies. How does this happen? Jamie Marchetti, Registered Dietitian and Author of the Wonderfully Well blog sheds some light on the ways diet culture can easily capture our attention and arrest us in our journey toward intuitive nourishment and insightful self care.

It is HARD to quit diet culture.

I know that I can sit over here in my desk chair and type pretty words about how lovely it is to not stress about dieting or exercise, and reassure you that you are beautiful because you exist. Maybe that sounds wonderful and you feel good reading that, but then you try to go about your life with that in mind, and it just doesn’t work. You feel scared and worried and like quitting diets is harder than dieting. Why is it so hard to leave diet culture behind?

    1. We’ve been lied to. Yep, I said it. That whole thing about how you’ll die if you don’t lose weight? Not true. All that “research” that shows a correlation between higher weight and various health issues? Correlation does NOT equal causation, plus, the studies are set up looking for that correlation in the first…

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