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Past Miss USA Winners Say Pageant Girls Are Getting Too Skinny

After Erin Brady, Miss Connecticut, was crowned Miss USA on Saturday, a discussion was sparked among past pageant winners about body image. Namely, a few women think that beauty pageant contestants are getting too thin. Kirsten Haglund, Miss America of 2008, told HuffPost Live, “The girls, I thought, were much too thin. I agree that …


Fructose – The Enemy Or The Innocent Victim

New research studying over 40 published research reports highlights the number of calories consumed by study participants shows that when calories are restricted, even if these calories come from fructose, that the participants do not gain weight. This is in stark contrast to studies that implicated fructose as a major culprit in the battle of …


EDNOS: Deadly And Nameless

Anorexic. Bulimic. Compulsive eater. Laxative bulimic. Once you’re diagnosed with an eating disorder, it can feel like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders. You have an identity–something that gives you an explanation for your behavior and the hopeful promise of getting better. But what about eating disorders that don’t have a name? When …


Criteria Broadened For Sudden Onset OCD Symptoms Including Abnormal Eating Behaviors In Children

A proposal by researchers from the National Institutes of Health would see the criteria broadened for an acute sudden onset Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that occurs in childhood. The syndrome which is known as Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) does not appear to have any known cause at this time. Children and teens affectded with …


Study Examines Link Between Eating Disorders And Soda Consumption

Recent research has begun to show that diet soda consumption is linked to obesity, but which came first – the chicken or the egg? In other words, some people argue that diet soda consumption affects metabolic processes and appetite cues that cause people to overeat, causing weight gain. Others argue that diet soda drinkers may …


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The Shy Cry

Have you ever felt so alone, so different from everyone else, the kind of unique that is not very good? This may be a shyness you would not think would involve eating disorders, but it does. Have you ever considered what the shy and unforeseen girls do every night they are at home. More than …


It’s Time To Talk About It: NEDAwareness Week 2011, Feb 20-26

Win a trip to NYC for NEDA’s annual Benefit Dinner, cash prizes and more! Get out your video camera and enter NEDA’s Video Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest! Submission deadline is February 20, 2011. Everyone can do just one thing. Choose the activity that best suits your interests, time and resources. If we all do …


Flu Vaccines?

The CDC advises that: “In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting seasonal flu can get vaccinated. However, certain people should get vaccinated each year either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for high risk persons. The CDC website has …


87 Starting My New Routine

Ok.  I’m starting my new routine of all around self care.  There’s an OA phone meeting that I really like at 6:45 am this morning.  I’m going to get some phone numbers from women who are at that phone meeting, and see what my options are. What these women with long term abstinence think regarding my slips. …


Momeries

I already wrote my 2012 Mother’s Day Blog Post, but I received a few emails asking if I would re-post my 2011 Mother’s Day Blog Post.  So here it is! My mom hated her body. I knew it at a … Continue reading → I already wrote my 2012 Mother’s Day Blog Post, but I …


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