Full-fledged eating disorders are abnormal, disordered patterns of eating that become out-of-control. All types of eating disorders represent serious and immediate threats to the health, well-being, and happiness of the individuals caught up in them.... Read more
Do you often wonder how “normal” your eating habits are, or how they compare to what experts consider to be a “healthy” approach?
If you’ve adopted SparkPeople's "lifestyle” approach to weight loss, t... Read more
Peek into a woman's closet, and tucked amid all the clothes is something that almost every woman keeps. She strives to wear it again someday, no matter how unrealistic or out of style it may be. What is it? Her "skinny" jeans. Whether y... Read more
Maybe you ate the wrong thing or, on a gotta-get-healthier kick, you ate too much of the right thing (think fiber). All you know is that the inevitable discomfort has ensued and your pants feel a little tighter than they did this morning. What exactl... Read more
We’ve all heard the lunch room chatter about people's latest diets and weight-loss escapades. Maybe you’ve even led the discussion by saying something like,"I am going to be ‘good’ today and only eat salads and fresh... Read more
I recently started a new job at a local grocery store. I spend 5-6 hours per day shopping for grocery items that people order online (walking, lifting heavy items, bending, twisting, etc).
Because I only work 6 hours most days, I only get a 15... Read more
During my time in Spark people, I've been able to learn how to deal with stress and to stop using food as a way to escape my feelings. Still I'm not perfect and there are parts of my life that I cannot control: My parents are going through a divorce... Read more
I have finally realized that I eat when I'm bored... which happens A LOT since I am an on call phlebotomist and I haven't gotten called in in over a week. I NEED HELP! Does anyone know how to overcome boredom eating? I already exercise several times... Read more
It is very easy to eat junk food instead of eating healthy foods. I find myself reaching for the "comfort foods" and mindlessly eating. I need to learn to reach for fruits or veggies instead of chips, ice cream, candy or other unhealthy foods.... Read more
For me, I struggle with a certain specialty drink at my local coffee shops--actually a chain, Caribou Coffee. So here's my plan, have anything to add?
1. Have a solid nutritional plan that includes 3 meals and 2-3 snacks per day, and try not to... Read more
I was dealing with Anorexia for years, which turned into Bulimia. I have been trying to get my eating habits back on track. Thanks to Sparkpeople, I am slowly learning to do this, and am not struggling as much. I am not in danger anymore, and I reali... Read more
I was in the grips of an full blown eating disorder. bulimia with anarextic features. @ 5'7" 130 lbl muscle atrophy, no period.. I was admitted to Ed clinice leaRNING HOW TO EAT and keep the smallest amount in.. I am seeking healthy mindful habits an... Read more
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
Last week Coach Nicole emailed me a link to an article published in the New York Times regarding midlife eating disorders. While I was quite aware of anorexia, bulimia and binging being diagnosed in young women, I was unaware of the rise of these dis... Read more
This is mid-week of 2014ís National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDA Week.) Roughly 30 million people will be affected by eating disorders at some point in their lives.
There are a myriad of reasons why eating disorders are so prevalent in... Read more
I'm here because I'm going through a crisis of sorts. I had good luck with SparkPeople in the past, and then life got me. My intro post was going to get extremely long, so I'm breaking it up into multiple posts, each with its own niche.
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