Need treatment? Find help or get online counseling right now!

Archives for December, 2010 - Page 2

Eating & Dieting

What It Means To Fear Food: Q&A With Expert Marcia Herrin

While I never struggled with an eating disorder, I struggled with eating. I wanted so badly to be thin that at one point I was afraid of eating two apples a day (one of my fave foods).

I'd think long and hard about the sugar content and whether two apples per day over time would add up to extra pounds.

I think the fear of foods - whether it's high-calorie or high-carb foods or fast food - has become commonplace in our culture, fed, in...
Continue Reading

Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder Recovery: Healing From Within

{image credit}

I'm excited and so grateful to publish another guest post by Elizabeth Short, who recovered from an eating disorder after a 16-year battle.

She's already shared her inspiring story on Weightless (see part 1 and part 2) and talked about the various tools that helped her recovery post inpatient treatment.

Recovering from an eating disorder goes beyond becoming physically healthy. Healing yourself from within...
Continue Reading


Quieting The Inner Critic & Building Emotional Resilience

Yesterday, psychotherapist and body image expert Jane Shure, , shared her insight on overcoming body shame, an extreme form of negative body image.
In part two of our interview, Jane talks about how the inner critic develops, how to quiet it and what emotional resilience really is - concepts that I believe are key in cultivating a positive body image.

From time to time or every day, all of us...
Continue Reading

Body Image

Banishing Body Shame: An Extreme Form Of Negative Body Image

{image credit}

I've already talked about body shame on Weightless when I interviewed expert Carolyn Jones from the Eating Recovery Center. But I think it's such an important topic that I wanted to explore it again.

So many of us experience body shame, a deep and intense belief that we're defective.

Equally as damaging, we think that we'll never learn to respect ourselves, to see ourselves as worthy, let alone...
Continue Reading

Body Image

Choosing Between Eating & Being Thin

"A friend once told me she wished she could scrape the taste buds off her tongue, so she didn't have to choose between the pleasures of eating and being thin."

So writes author and professor Harriet Brown in her book, Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle With Anorexia. (Check out my interview with Harriet: part 1 and part 2.)

Does this statement shock you?

Continue Reading