Eating Disorders

Does my friend have an eating disorder? If you’re concerned about a friend’s eating habits, educate yourself and be compassionate when opening up about your suspicions

Educate Yourself First, Talk to Your Friend Second If you suspect a friend or loved one has an eating disorder you should first educate yourself about the disorder. You want to familiarize yourself with the signs of an eating disorder, gain a better understanding of why people develop eating disorders…

How can I develop a healthy relationship with food? Eat mindfully, enjoy your food, and focus on quality not quantity

Last night, my roommate turned to me and said, “Is it just me, or does it feel you’re bombarded with information about food and dieting every second of every day?” She’s right. Everywhere you look nowadays, there is a conversation being had about food: the foods we should and shouldn’t…

Beyond the stereotype: What do eating disorders look like?

Today’s society places tremendous importance on body size and shape. People of all ages are consumed with physical beauty. With celebrities flaunting their lives on social media, magazines showing photoshopped, airbrushed models, and television shows creating flawless fictional characters, it’s easy for anyone to become obsessed with his or her…

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