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Stop hating fat people, being afraid of getting fat, talking about people being “too fat” and all forms of fatphobia

We must look carefully at our society's deep hatred of fat on a personal, societal and political level. We must question ourselves as a society when we openly and loudly criticize 70% of our population. In a society in which it is socially acceptable to ridicule and complain about people who live in larger bodies, how … Continue reading Stop hating fat people, being afraid of getting fat, talking about people being “too fat” and all forms of fatphobia

A 3-step guide for hosting Thanksgiving when your guests eat clean, paleo, fat-free, carb-free, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc.

It's very likely that your Thanksgiving table will include people following diets like vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, carb-free, paleo, gluten-free. This adds tremendous stress for hosts at Thanksgiving, because it means everyone needs different food on their plates. Ten years ago, there might have been someone at your Thanksgiving table who said they were on Weight … Continue reading A 3-step guide for hosting Thanksgiving when your guests eat clean, paleo, fat-free, carb-free, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, etc.

When we focus on anorexia as the only eating disorder we fail to recognize that they impact people of all sizes, races and genders

Eating disorders are more than anorexia: eating disorder statistics that every parent should know

When you picture someone who has an eating disorder, you probably think of someone who is dangerously underweight. But, in fact, the majority of eating disorders occur in people of "normal" or "overweight" body sizes. The classic portrayal of a drastically underweight white female who has anorexia represents a very small fraction of eating disorders. … Continue reading Eating disorders are more than anorexia: eating disorder statistics that every parent should know

Instagram has been ranked worst for body image and eating disorders. Find out why it is such a negative environment for eating disorders

10 facts you absolutely need to know about Instagram and body image in young women

Instagram is a great app, and it's grown rapidly due to its image-heavy platform. Instagram is not inherently bad, but research suggests that people who use Instagram - particularly young women - need to be cautious about managing what they see on their feeds. The greatest danger for young women on Instagram is images of … Continue reading 10 facts you absolutely need to know about Instagram and body image in young women

Body image, muscle dysmorphia and eating disorders in boys and men

The vast majority of eating disorders are diagnosed in females, but this is increasingly being seen as a gender bias. Eating disorders in boys and men are likely vastly under reported, diagnosed and treated. Recent estimates state that 20 million women and 10 million men will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time … Continue reading Body image, muscle dysmorphia and eating disorders in boys and men

The fear parade: a simple mindfulness trick to help kids manage anxiety and stress

Anxiety is a common co-occurring condition with eating disorders, and both anxiety and eating disorders are on the rise for our kids. It's important that we learn some tools to help them manage their anxiety so that they can avoid triggering eating disorder behavior. The reasons our kids are more anxious are real and pervasive. … Continue reading The fear parade: a simple mindfulness trick to help kids manage anxiety and stress

Emergency anxiety tools you can buy and DIY to stop anxiety attacks for tweens and teens

Anxiety is a major underlying and co-occuring factor with eating disorders, and anxiety is on the rise for our tweens and teens. A study by the American College Health Association found a significant increase — to 62 percent in 2016 from 50 percent in 2011 — of undergraduates reporting “overwhelming anxiety” in the previous year. … Continue reading Emergency anxiety tools you can buy and DIY to stop anxiety attacks for tweens and teens

Our kids’ phones provide How To manuals, support and inspiration for Eating Disorders

It is true that when someone is in self-driven recovery from an Eating Disorder like Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder and OSFED, we understand that they do not "choose" to have the disorder - they are compulsive and obsessive about it, and it is not a choice. However, for many of our kids, they may … Continue reading Our kids’ phones provide How To manuals, support and inspiration for Eating Disorders

How to shop for clothes when your daughter wears plus size

When your child has a body that does not fit the "straight-size" standards, it can be very challenging to find age-appropriate clothing that fits your child's body, style, and personal standards. Children living in larger bodies are at risk of pursuing diets with the goal of reducing their body size. Diets are harmful and can … Continue reading How to shop for clothes when your daughter wears plus size