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Beyond Bikini Madness: Parents, Daughters, and Swimsuits

Its swimsuit season and sexy bikinis are all the rage for young girls. Not sure about saying "no"? Here's help for deciding what choices are right for your family.

How to Love Your Body

Are images of perfect bodies weighing you down? Some thoughts on embracing your body the way it is.

When Healthy Eating Takes You Down an Unhealthy Road

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on April 26, 2016 in Cravings
Extreme healthy eating habits may signal an unhealthy lifestyle.

How to Eat Slower: 6 Strategies

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on April 26, 2016 in Comfort Cravings
We've all heard that it is important to eat slower. Here are 5 compelling reasons slow down your pace today and 6 strategies that can help make it happen.

More Posts on Eating Disorders

A Hot Mess

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on May 28, 2016 in Obesely Speaking
The thin line between psychic survival against all odds and systematic self-destruction.

Mindfulness and Self-Destructive Behavior: What Next?

Sometimes you can get so caught up in trying to hide the things about yourself you think are wrong – that you can lose touch with what you actually do feel and value.

How to Eat More Mindfully

How can you start incorporating mindful eating into your life. Engage each of your senses in unique ways!

A Snarky Size Activist and 3 Benefits of My Stupid Fitbit

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on May 25, 2016 in Full Living
I would hate my stupid step tracker even more if it wasn't working to help me increase my movement.

Learning About Addiction

A huge problem in our country is that most of the people who we trust to provide addiction treatment are poorly qualified or unqualified.

Can Women Change the Way They Compliment Each Other?

By Amy Green M.A., C.C.C. on May 15, 2016 in Psy-curious
When women praise each other for their looks, it can actually do more harm than good.

“Normal Barbie” Challenges Body Ideals

Should dolls represent 'real' people? Some believe that it is essential to resist the thin ideal.

I Am a Thin Person in an Obese Body. Not.

By Mark Borigini M.D. on May 07, 2016 in Overcoming Pain
Climbing out of the quicksand of slow metabolism.

Why Your Diet Is Making You Fat, and 3 Solutions

New research suggests that our biology fights back after weight loss. Learn what you can do to start working with your body instead of fighting against it.

Eating Disorder, Sexual Paraphilia or Something Else?

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on May 04, 2016 in In Excess
Zoophagia is the practice of eating live animals and/or drinking their blood. But what do we know about this rare human behaviour?

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Weight

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on April 28, 2016 in Eating Mindfully
Feeling stuck in a dieting rut? The solution to your weight woes may be very different than you think.

Tips for Shutting Down Diet-Talk

How to set boundaries with people who are constantly talking about their latest diet attempts or are demonizing certain macronutrients.

Eating Disorders and LGBTQ

Though there are LGBTQ who may have eating disorders, therapists who decide to treat or not treat ought to have something greater in common: competency in providing treatment.

Should Obesity Really Be Classified As A Disease?

By Gregg McBride on April 09, 2016 in The Weight-ing Game
No matter how the medical community classifies our national (and individual) obesity issues, let’s not forget that that the real cure still comes from inside ourselves.

A Table Topic: Removing Toxic Relationships

Negative relationships can influence stress and exacerbate eating issues or other co-morbid disorders. In other words, toxic people can make you sick. Learn how to make changes.

Do You Love Your Body?

Poor relationships with food, our bodies, and ourselves tend to develop from a perfect storm of events and feelings.

Gender Identity and Eating Disorders

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on March 31, 2016 in Eating Mindfully
New research indicates that transgendered individuals are at heightened risk for eating disorders.

How Does Metabolic Rate Really Change After Anorexia? Part 2

By Emily T. Troscianko on March 31, 2016 in A Hunger Artist
What is the relation between energy intake, bodyweight, and metabolic rate in the later stages of recovery from anorexia?

Eating Disorder Recovery and Relapse Prevention

Tips for creating a relapse prevention plan in recovery

How Does Metabolic Rate Really Change After Anorexia? Part 1

By Emily T. Troscianko on March 30, 2016 in A Hunger Artist
What is the relation between energy intake, bodyweight, and metabolic rate in recovery from anorexia?
PTSD and Its Relationship to Eating Disorders

PTSD and Its Relationship to Eating Disorders

It is estimated that at least 30% of all eating disorder sufferers have been sexually abused. Eating Disorder symptoms replay the trauma.

Mindfulness and Self-Destructive Behavior, Part III

Overcoming self-destructive behavior can feel overwhelming and painful. You deserve to understand how methods aimed at stopping the behavior actually work. (Part III)

Is There a Link Between Anorexia and Narcissism?

An academic study found that ‘vulnerable’ narcissism tended to be associated with eating disorder symptoms.

Weight Comments Can Hurt

Weight comments can cause shame as well as triggering episodes of restrictive eating, binging and bizarre dieting.
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A Checklist for Recovery

Move from using food to self-medicate your pain to looking at eating as an art. Incorporate this checklist for recovery to continue the healing from an eating disorder.

Helping Patients Who See Their Disorder as a Friend

The Resilience Regiment speaks with Sovereign Health San Clemente

The Metaphors of Eating Disorders

Learn about, and how to effectively treat, these life threatening symptoms that affect millions of people all over.
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What’s Really to Blame for Our Skinny Obsession?

By Mairi Macleod Ph.D. on February 24, 2016 in Sexy Science
Our idea of the perfect body is being shaped by what we see on our screens. The call is ever more urgent for more aspirational images of normal weight people.
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How to Have a Positive Body Image

It starts with how we relate to ourselves.

3 Things People with Eating Disorders Need to Know

By Jennifer Rollin MSW, LGSW on February 21, 2016 in Mindful Musings
What everyone who is struggling with an eating disorder should hear.