Essential Reads

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.

When Tradition Trumps Science

Saturated fat that naturally occurred in the diet was never bad for us. How did we fall off the edge of the map?
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How to Choose a Therapist

Beware of therapists who are too identified with a therapy “brand.” They have already decided how to treat you before they have met you, let alone understand you.

More Posts on Eating Disorders

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Weight

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 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

New research indicates that transgendered individuals are at heightened risk for eating disorders.

How Does Metabolic Rate Really Change After Anorexia? Part 2

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

What is the relation between energy intake, bodyweight, and metabolic rate in recovery from anorexia?

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.

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.

What’s Really to Blame for Our Skinny Obsession?

By Mairi Macleod Ph.D. on February 24, 2016 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.

How to Have a Positive Body Image

It starts with how we relate to ourselves.

3 Things People with Eating Disorders Need to Know

What everyone who is struggling with an eating disorder should hear.

Emotional Eating: The JOY of Rewiring It!

By Laurel Mellin Ph.D. on February 19, 2016 Rewired
Instead of dieting, rewire the emotional drive!

Food Allergies & Mental Health Misdiagnoses

By Kimberly Key on February 19, 2016 Counseling Keys
The journey to finding the right diet that works for you can be long and laborious. Worse, it will impact your physical and mental health. Learn YOUR personal foods needs.

Eating Disorder Misconceptions

Treatment for eating disorders is effective. Here's what you need to know.

Mindfulness and Self-Destructive Behavior, Part II

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

A Valentine's Day Message for Families with Eating Disorders

Relationships matter in recovery from an eating disorder. Whether they are responsible for contributing to cause remains debated by some. Most agree, they play a role in both.

Too Skinny Models: Are They Models of Eating Disorders?

We really want to see a more healthful portrayal of female models who our daughters seek to emulate.

What's Happening With Barbie's Body?

Have you seen the new cover of Time Magazine about Barbie's new shape? Here's what it means for parents.

Food and Fitness: The Case for Letting go of Extremism

Moderation is the key to improved health and quality of life

Binge Eating Disorder: Hunger for Food or Something Else?

A new drug offers treatment for the cycle of food abuse.

How Erin Willett is Bringing Us Out of the Darkness

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on January 25, 2016 Brick by Brick
Erin Willett, first a contestant on "The Voice" and now part of the current cast of "The Biggest Loser", shares her personal struggle with binge eating.