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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

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

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

New way to eat
Updated 11/23/2014 11:08:14 AM

New way to eat...  Read more

14.5 lbs down in 5 weeks! Holy crap!!! I'm eating
Updated 11/24/2014 12:32:13 PM

14.5 lbs down in 5 weeks! Holy crap!!! I'm eating all my calories and enjoying small treats from time to time. Obviously my body didn't want this extra weight. My goal is another 20 lbs by spring. I think I can, I think I can, I THINK I CAN!!!...  Read more

I have had problems with not eating until my body
Updated 11/23/2014 5:47:56 AM

I have had problems with not eating until my body shakes to eating so much I could throw up. I was looking for some strategies that people use to help them overcome these issues. I'm seeing a doctor but I just want to be able to stop myself. Thanks...  Read more

Don't you hate when you eat something you thought
Updated 11/23/2014 1:14:25 AM

Don't you hate when you eat something you thought was ok and find out it has 10 times more calories than you thought! Argh!...  Read more

Trying to eat cleaner. I can't afford to empty the
Updated 11/23/2014 3:48:26 PM

Trying to eat cleaner. I can't afford to empty the pantry and start over but I can make improvements. Any suggestions for small steps toward cleaner eating?...  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