1. Eating Disorders – An Overview

      What exactly is an eating disorder? Simply put, these are very serious conditions where the sufferer is so preoccupied with food and weight that it takes over their lives. Someone with such a disorder is usually aware of what they are doing but feels powerless to stop themselves. The...
  2. Bulimia – An Overview

    It’s a universal experience: we eat when we’re bored, or lonely, or excited… for a multitude of different reasons that sometimes do not include hunger. But our psychological reactions to this experience can vary greatly. For some, it becomes a cycle, a burden. Some will binge eat then panic when...
  3. Anorexia: An Overview

    We all at one point or another look in the mirror and fixate on something we’d like to change. If only we were taller, more attractive, or thinner… When these thoughts become obsessive and start taking over our lives, they can mutate in to a multitude of unhealthy patterns. For...
  4. Understanding Compulsive Overeating

    Some call it a food addiction. Others refer to it as compulsive overeating. No matter the label, researchers and doctors agree on one thing: fat, salt and sugar can alter the brain chemistry, making it more difficult to resist eating more. In his book, “The End of Overeating”, former FDA...
  5. Understanding Food Addiction

    Food, like chemical substances, can be addicting. Many people use food as a comfort when feeling down, depressed, anxious, stressed or angry. Foods high in sugar, salt, starch and fat are the most addictive and can trigger the brain with “feel-good” chemicals, similarly to heroin or cocaine. When food addicts...
  6. Effects of Spring Break on Body Image

    Spring break is right around the corner. For many high school and college students, spring break brings increased insecurities about their bodies. The idea of hitting the beach or lying out by the pool in a bathing suit with friends and fellow classmates can be paralyzing for individuals who suffer...
  7. Five Foods to Keep You Feeling Fuller Longer

    Fighting the battle of overeating means cutting food intake, and thus cutting calories. Though reducing your daily caloric intake may result in weight loss, it will also likely leave you feeling hungry. The inability to resist hunger when it strikes can send you spiraling downward, back into the cycle of...
  8. Orthorexia Nervosa: Is Your Diet Too Healthy?

    Orthorexia is an eating disorder characterized by an obsessive focus on eating healthy foods. In a nation with too many overweight and obese people, orthorexia can simply look like healthy eating to an outside observer. The problem is that orthorexics are so restrictive in their healthy food habits that they...

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