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Eating Disorder Education Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Eating Disorder Education.

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

all out ravenous eating
Updated 7/6/2014 3:28:22 PM

i started to track how much sugar i was eating. in the coffee, soda, added sugar in the hidden places.. i realized i was getting way more than i should... so i started to use one spoonful instead of 2 in my coffee and not drink soda... I split a soda...  Read more

Not eating enough calories?
Updated 7/4/2014 8:58:25 AM

I know I should be losing weight, I am a big person, but yet, it is coming off painfully slow. I have severe food allergies, so I am sticking to whole foods to eat without reaction. You could call what I do more paleo than anything, but I don't thi...  Read more

Beating the stress/emotional eating habit....
Updated 7/7/2014 5:29:14 AM

Hi all, One of my biggest weaknesses is boredom snacking (OK, sometimes binging) in the evenings. I also like to reward myself with special junk food treats or often feel like I deserve a double dessert after a stressful day. For those of y...  Read more

depression eating????
Updated 7/1/2014 9:44:38 AM

WOW!!! Today would of been one of my sister's 47th birthday,she died at the young age of 34 leaving 3 young kids behind( 10,12 and 16).She died from alcoholism!!!! I tried for 2 yrs. to get her to stop drinking as in 2000 my 46 yr. old brother passed...  Read more

Needing to know what to eat....
Updated 7/10/2014 1:34:05 AM

I like food and am always hungry... but i have to get this weight off me and i don't know where to start with creating a plan that i won't starve off of. I want to make it a life style change so I know cutting out fast food and eating out and no mor...  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