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Binge Eating

Binge Eating Disorder Week: Q&A With Sunny Sea Gold, Part 2


In honor of Binge Eating Disorder Week, I’m republishing posts that focus on dispelling pervasive myths about binge eating disorder (BED) and tools for overcoming this common disorder.

Remember that BED is a real disorder, and it's highly treatable.

Learn more about the online campaign here. Also, check out these valuable posts from eating disorder experts, including Amy Pershing and Cynthia Bulik.
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Binge Eating

Kickstarting Binge Eating Disorder Week: Q&A With Amy Pershing


Today marks the first day of Binge Eating Disorder Week, an online campaign to educate people about what binge eating disorder really is (and what it isn't).

This week I'm republishing Weightless posts that focus on dispelling common (and damaging) myths about BED, along with information on treatment and recovery. (I've edited these pieces and combined the interviews.)

Please learn more about this campaign here.

Also, today, is Memorial Day here in the ...
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Body Image

Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 5.26.13

{Quote featured in the book The Power of Starting Something Stupid}

A positive body image goes beyond liking your looks. It encompasses taking good care of yourself and leading a fulfilling life. In this weekly series, I share some of my favorite posts from some of my favorite bloggers on this topic. Sometimes I also share relevant pieces that I’ve written on the Web. Hope you find these links inspiring!
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Treating Binge Eating Disorder: Q&A With Bonnie Brennan

Yesterday, in our interview, eating disorder expert Karen Trevithick revealed key facts about binge eating disorder (BED), including common myths and why dieting doesn't help (in fact, it exacerbates the disorder).

Today, Bonnie Brennan, MA, LPC, clinical director at Eating Recovery Center’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Program, delves into what causes BED (dieting is a common trigger) and how to effectively treat it.

Q: What do we know about what causes BED?

A: Although the exact causes for binge eating disorder are unknown, there...
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Binge Eating

Facts About Binge Eating Disorder: Q&A With Karen Trevithick

Binge eating disorder (BED) is finally becoming an official diagnosis in the diagnostic and statistical manual for mental health professionals (DSM 5). So this is a good time to highlight facts about the disorder, because, unfortunately, it's still misunderstood (and not talked about much). 


For starters, you might be surprised to learn that BED is actually the most common eating disorder. It affects percent of American women and 2 percent of...
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Body Image

Body Image Booster: Quick Reminders


Every Monday features a tip, activity, inspiring quote or some other tidbit that helps boost your body image, whether directly or indirectly — and hopefully kick-starts your week on a positive note!

Got a tip for improving body image? Email me at mtartakovsky at gmail dot com, and I’ll be happy to feature it. I’d love to hear from you!
Are you sure you should eat that? Think your hips have gotten bigger? Maybe...
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Body Image

Body Image Boosters From The Blogosphere 5.19.13


A positive body image goes beyond liking your looks. It encompasses taking good care of yourself and leading a fulfilling life. In this weekly series, I share some of my favorite posts from some of my favorite bloggers on this topic. Sometimes I also share relevant pieces that I’ve written on the Web. Hope you find these links inspiring!


Vivienne reveals her creative process and the power of self-portraiture in
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Body Image

This Weekend Create A To-Notice List

I'm not much for clever planners, productivity apps or special efficiency software. I live by to-do lists. I love jotting down what I need to do on stationary or even a napkin (clearly, whatever is handy). I also love my paper planner. And, on some days, I get spontaneous and type in a text file. :)

While they're helpful, sometimes, to-do lists have a way of obscuring everything else. We get so...
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Body Image

8 Ways To Cope When You’re Stressed About Your Body

We've all had those days when one look in the mirror spikes our stress levels. (I still do.) For many of us, that's when the inner critic starts ranting and raving. Before we know it we're bashing our bodies and berating our qualities as a whole.

But it doesn't have to escalate to an all-out brawl between you and your body. Here are several ways to cope without fueling those negative thoughts...
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