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Finding a Nutritionist

In spite of our best efforts to control our diets, many of us don't really know how to eat well. We feel overwhelmed by trying to figure out how to...

Finding Treatment for Eating Issues

One of the most important steps in overcoming any type of disordered eating or weight obsession is to find someone to talk to who can provide objective advice and help...

Understanding Body Types

Many people dream of having the "perfect body." They imagine that with a change in diet, a new exercise regimen, or the latest supplement, they can look like their favorite...

The Truth About Carbs

Diet trends come in waves, and the most recent low-carb frenzy was no exception. Enthusiasm for these diets may have waned (once again), because they don't work in the long...

Why Diets Fail

Are you thinking of starting another diet? Is the latest quick-loss book calling your name? Before you jump onto the next big thing, take a moment to review these quick,...

What is Anorexia?

Anorexia nervosa literally means loss of appetite but this is a misnomer: A person with anorexia nervosa is hungry, but he or she denies the hunger because of an irrational...

What is Bigorexia?

For years most people have been familiar with the term anorexia and the idea that pressure to conform to cultural standards of thinness and beauty drives people to starve their...

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge eating is fairly new to the DSM-IV, and is still not fully recognized as its own disorder, often being lumped into the EDNOS category. While purging is not associated...

What Is Bulimia?

Bulimia nervosa is characterized by recurring periods of binge eating, during which large amounts of food are consumed in a short period of time -- sometimes as many as 20,000...

Chewing and Spitting

Quite often we hear from individuals who report that they struggle with chewing and spitting, that is, they chew their food and then spit it out before swallowing. Some may...

What is EDNOS?

According to the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), there is a classification of disordered eating that falls outside of the criteria for Anorexia, Binge Eating and Bulimia....

The Truth about Fats

When you hear the word "fats", what comes to mind? For most, it's "bad", "fattening", "unhealthy" or even "disgusting". There are many misconceptions about fats, including the idea that eating...

False Beliefs: Overeating

Growing up, were you "loved with food," rewarded with treats, and/or forced to clean your plate every night? On the other hand, was food highly restricted and controlled in your...

Night Eating Syndrome

A large number of people report that they can eat well (i.e. healthy) all day, only to sabotage themselves each evening with eating large amounts of food throughout the night....

What is Orthorexia?

Orthorexia Nervosa is a form of disordered eating characterized by going to extremes in pursuit of a so-called healthy diet. Literally translated, it means "fixation on righteous eating." A person...

False Beliefs: Restrictive Eating

The reasons behind eating issues are complex, with many layers and deeper issues that need to be addressed. Each person, however, also harbors false beliefs about food that perpetuate fears...

Heaviness and Weight Gain – Explained…

Walk down the street, and you'll find bodies of all shapes and sizes. Often, when people pass by a "plus size" person, they make numerous presumptions and judgments as to...

Organic Foods: The Whole Truth

As the selection and availability of organic foods has expanded in recent years, people's responses have been varied, ranging from indifference to obsession. Is organic the better choice? Is it...

Eating Disorder Warning Signs

There are many warning signs that can help indicate when someone might be struggling with distorted views about eating and weight. While this is by no means an exhaustive list,...

Eating Disorder Risks

It may be common to have some kind of eating issue these days, but playing with food and weight can have a serious impact on our well-being. In fact, there are...