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
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
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
The all-or-nothing mentality prevails in our society. Here at SparkPeople though, we know better. Moderation is our mantra, and we repeat it so often that most of us understand the importance of applying it to exercise, eating and setting goals. Stil... Read more
I have struggled with an eating disorder for over ten years. I was using laxatives and starving myself. I am 5'8 and weigh 103 pounds. I finally starting seeing s therapist this year. I was immediately told me to stop the laxatives, as they are dange... Read more
If anyone has any information/experience with respect to getting a definitive diagnosis - how to get it accurately, also any one living with a person suffering from this - please share what ever you can.
it is urgent. thank you BB... Read more
Okay so i've finally figured out (or i think i have) why i cant lose weight. I have no problem with eating healthy food (when its available) but i think i may possible be a serious binge eater. More often than not i'll go all day without eating, eith... Read more
After years and years of studying, analyzing and reanalyzing my eating habits (if I only had a nickel for each time), I've finally realized that yes, sure, I eat out of stress, and yes, I eat because it tastes good, etc. but I'm finally realizing the... Read more
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
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has just released a preliminary draft of the revisions planned for itís Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This is the manual that medical and mental health professionals use to det... 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
The day moved along, but slowly. In the morning I did 20 mins of Tai Chi. Later on worked in the garden, tied up all the tomato plants, cultivated the soil around all the plants. A while ago I planted seeds and forgot to keep the pkg, so I don't... Read more
The week before Christmas I reached the evening and only had 300cals left. I felt resentful over not having more. Instead of moaning about it, I decided to give myself the night off from calorie counting. It felt so good to not worry about calories,... Read more
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