We empower parents to raise kids who are free from body hate and eating disorders.
What is disordered eating?
Most people have heard about eating disorders, but what about their close cousin, disordered eating? It's important to learn about disordered eating, because it often precedes an eating disorder. READ MORE
5 reasons not to buy Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest diet, Intuitive Fasting (book)
This week, Gwyneth Paltrow is promoting "Intuitive Fasting," the first book under her new publishing umbrella. The fact that this happens to be National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is not lost on those of us in the recovery community. READ MORE
The diet industry and eating disorders
Eating disorders are complex mental health issues, but it's impossible to view them without the diet industry. With the exception of ARFID, all eating disorders are fueled by a basic distrust of the body and fear of weight gain. This distrust and fear is developed by the $72 billion diet industry. READ MORE
3 tips for parents who have a child with an eating disorder
These tips for parents who have a child with an eating disorder are about what you do, not about what your child does. This is because parents can change their own behavior, but we have very little control over our child's behavior. READ MORE
It’s not easy to get a diagnosis or be treated for an eating disorder
This is part four of a four-part series. In this article we’ll take a look at how having an eating disorder diagnosis can create challenges. These are mainly due to a lack of education and understanding as well as limited care and insurance reimbursement. I’ll also provide some tips for parents who want to help their child recover. READ MORE
Sexual trauma and eating disorders
Eating disorders rarely have a single cause, but we do know that sexual trauma can play a part. And unfortunately, sexual trauma is a major problem for girls and women. READ MORE
Does society cause eating disorders?
This is part three of a four-part series. In this article we'll untangle the third of four elements that contribute to eating disorders: societal norms and beliefs. We’ll also provide some tips for parents who want to help their child recover. READ MORE
Free “Don’t Weigh Me” Cards
It's very stressful that every time we go to the doctor, we get weighed. This stress is part of the health damage caused by weight stigma. These cards provide support and empowerment for people and parents who would like to say "no" when they (or their child) are asked to step on the scale. READ MORE
Free eBook: You’re Fine! Body Image for Girls
Body hate is on the rise among all age groups. It's reached terrible proportions among our daughters. This free eBook is written by a 13-year-old to help girls accept and respect their bodies. READ MORE
Free “Don’t Talk About My Child’s Weight” cards
Did you know that you can ask your child's doctor not to discuss weight in front of your child? And there's good reason to do this ... it's both healthier and safer to avoid weight stigma at the doctor's office. READ MORE
Quiz: Does My Child Have an Eating Disorder?
Are you wondering “Does my child have an eating disorder?” Have you noticed that your child is behaving differently around food lately? Take this quiz to find out more. READ MORE
Professional Directory: Therapists, Dietitians, & More
We have created a directory of non-diet professionals who work with parents to help them understand body hate, disordered eating and eating disorders. READ MORE
Free Mini-Course: Parent a Child who is Free From Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating, and Body Hate
This course consists of five emails. READ MORE
10 cognitive distortions that support eating disorders
People who have eating disorders often exhibit 10 common cognitive distortions that are well known in psychology. In fact, many therapists begin with an assessment of these 10 cognitive distortions. READ MORE
When your adult child has an eating disorder
It is never a good time to discover that your child has an eating disorder. But parents can feel a special type of despair, anger and worry when they learn that their adult child has an eating disorder. READ MORE
Racism and eating disorder diagnosis and treatment
Racism is a problem in the eating disorder community. The media, doctors, and therapists assume that eating disorders look like a thin white teen. But it's not true. READ MORE
Weight stigma and your child: what you need to know to help your child who is living in a larger body
Are you worried about your “fat” kid? You should be, but not because of their adipose tissue. READ MORE
Are you fat shaming your kids? You’ve got to stop!
We must acknowledge that fat shaming is pervasive throughout our society. Almost everyone has probably fat-shamed and/or been fat-shamed at some point in their lives. People seem to feel compelled to warn other people about the dangers of being fat. READ MORE
Four reasons we purge: what parents need to know
We are putting this information forward to help parents better understand that purging behavior is often not as “abhorrent” or “disgusting” as it may seem. READ MORE
More-Love.org is an online resource that empowers parents to raise kids who are free from body hate and eating disorders. We educate parents about weight, food, and mental health and seek to reduce the fear and shame parents feel when their child has a problem with body hate, disordered eating, or an eating disorder. We believe full recovery from an eating disorder is possible, and we support a Health at Every Size® approach.