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Eating Disorder Education Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Eating Disorder Education.

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Why Kids Need to Spend Time Outdoors

Today, kids are well aware of the global threats to their environment, but their physical contact, their intimacy with nature on a day-to-day basis, is fading. A fifth-grader in a San Diego classroom put it succinctly: "I like to play indoo...  Read more

'A Registered Dietitian Changed My Life'

As a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor and fitness writer, I know a lot about exercise and quite a bit about nutrition. I know what it takes to lose weight, be healthy and fuel my body properly. But for years I didn't practice...  Read more

Why Do I Need to See a Diabetes Educator?

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 23 million people in the United States. If managed well, people with diabetes can live normal, healthy lives. However, the many devastating effects of uncontrolled or poorly controlled diabetes are...  Read more

Active Kids Do Better in School

A recent study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) investigated the link between physical activity in children and academic performance in school. Initially, researchers predicted that kids who took physical education (PE) dur...  Read more

Top 10 Reasons to Drop 10

If you are overweight or obese, there are some powerful reasons to drop 10 percent of your body weight this year. Losing this amount of weight can significantly improve your health and well-being. It may not sound like a lot. In fact, most people try...  Read more

If your body is used to eating a lot of junk, it c
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If your body is used to eating a lot of junk, it could be withdrawal from those snacks causing your mood changes. Eating a lot of sugar affects the brain in strange ways; quitting junk food can be akin to quitting smoking for some. Have an apple. :)...  Read more

If you're hungry, your body is telling you to eat
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If you're hungry, your body is telling you to eat more. So listen to it! Plenty of fruits, veggies, proteins, and healthy fat will fuel your body to keep up the work you do and your base metabolism (running your organs and such)....  Read more

I only ate what I needed! whoo hooo!!!
Updated 1/24/2015 11:31:59 PM

My Mom came back from the market this morning with prawn noodles, curry noodles and roti jala, a kind of Malay pastry, to be eaten with curry gravy. As I was trying to keep my weight down, I just ate 4 pieces of roti jala, there was one left but...  Read more

4lbs down, 16 to go. Feel so good:) eating much
Updated 1/21/2015 5:13:12 AM

4lbs down, 16 to go. Feel so good:) eating much least, healthier and exercising everyday for at least 30 min...  Read more

Anyone here eat at the top of your range?
Updated 1/21/2015 10:24:30 AM

Some days I am just so hungry. For some reason I cannot get over my fear of eating more. I want so bad to stick to 1200-1300 even though I am allowed up to 1550 a day. Do you eat toward the top of your range? How much would it slow my weight loss dow...  Read more

lime

i put fresh lime in my water..The health benefits of lime include scurvy, digestion, constipation, eye care, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, weight loss, skin care, urinary disorders,...  Read more

Save money in this order:

1. Emergency fund (for if you lose your job) ---it should be six months of take home pay (more if you are married, even more if you have children.)2. 401k ---up to the llmit your employer matches your own contributions. (That's "free' money from your...  Read more

MISparks

A wonderful group from Michigan who joined sparkpeople in hopes of getting control of their weight and learn to eat healthy. ...  Read more

Ask Dr. Birdie: Straight Talk about Binge Eating

This journey to a healthy lifestyle is a worthwhile, but at times, difficult endeavor. If you're dealing with an eating disorder on top of a weight issue, it can feel downright impossible to reach your goals.Most of us are familiar with the eatin...  Read more

Eating Disorders Strike Later in Life

When you think of someone with an eating disorder, the typical stereotype probably comes to mind: female in high school or college who is a perfectionist and overachiever. Although part of that description might be accurate, eating disorders don't...  Read more