Amanda Sobhy’s Quest to Be the World’s Top Squash Player

The first American-born player to crack the world’s Top 10 is taking on Egypt’s dominance of the game.

#eating-disorders, #egypt, #king-billie-jean, #philadelphia-pa, #sobhy-amanda, #squash-sport

A Gymnast’s Death Was Supposed to Be a Wake-Up Call. What Took So Long?

Christy Henrich’s struggle with eating disorders launched a reckoning in sports, but progress has been slow.

#athletics-and-sports, #biles-simone, #eating-disorders, #gymnastics, #henrich-christy, #karolyi-bela, #marshall-nancy-thies, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nassar-lawrence-g-1963, #news-and-news-media, #ohashi-katelyn, #osaka-naomi-1997, #usa-gymnastics, #women-and-girls

Weight Watchers App Gathered Data From Children, F.T.C. Says

Kurbo by WW, a weight loss app geared toward children, illegally collected data from users as young as 8 without their parents’ consent, the Federal Trade Commission said in a complaint.

#children-and-childhood, #childrens-online-privacy-protection-act, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #federal-trade-commission, #fines-penalties, #mobile-applications, #parenting, #privacy, #weight, #weight-watchers-international-inc

What Is ‘Bigorexia’?

A social media diet of perfect bodies is spurring some teenage boys to form muscle dysmorphia.

#eating-disorders, #exercise, #men-and-boys, #muscles

Body Shaming Dressed Up as a Fitness Goal

When women are urged to change their bodies to perform, is it really about aesthetics?

#athletics-and-sports, #body-shaming, #dexa-scans, #eating-disorders, #internal-sub-only-nl, #track-and-field, #university-of-oregon, #weight, #women-and-girls

Eating Disorders and Social Media Prove Difficult to Untangle

Social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram try to monitor for content related to the problem, but it is not always clear what to do about it.

#anorexia-nervosa, #computers-and-the-internet, #eating-disorders, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #national-eating-disorders-assn, #snap-inc, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitch-interactive-inc, #twitter, #youth, #youtube-com

For Teen Girls, Instagram Is a Cesspool

Facebook’s internal research suggesting that social media is harming teenage girls will not surprise anyone who is or has been a teenage girl.

#beauty-concept, #body-dysmorphic-disorder, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #women-and-girls

Eating Disorders in Teens Have ‘Exploded’ in the Pandemic

Here’s what parents need to know.

#anorexia-nervosa, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eating-disorders, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-eating-disorders-assn, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #weight

Eating Disorder Symptoms Have Spiked During Covid

Anxiety, disrupted routines and loneliness are fueling people’s food issues as they hunker down during the Covid-19 crisis.

#anorexia-nervosa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eating-disorders, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

When I Lost My Sense of Taste to Covid, Anorexia Stepped In

With flavor gone, my old eating disorder came roaring back.

#anorexia-nervosa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eating-disorders, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #senses-and-sensation, #smell-olfaction, #taste

Exercise vs. Diet? What Children of the Amazon Can Teach Us About Weight Gain

What we eat may be more important than how much we move when it comes to fighting obesity.

#calories, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #exercise, #indigenous-people, #obesity, #weight

Modern Love: I Wanted to Love Her, Not Save Her

The first time we spoke, she was so weak she had collapsed. Why did that not alarm me?

#anorexia-nervosa, #eating-disorders, #kissing, #love-emotion, #railroads

Kim Chernin, Who Wrote About Women, Weight and Identity, Dies at 80

In a memoir, she also recounted her upbringing as the daughter of Rose Chernin, a Communist organizer convicted of trying to overthrow the government.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #eating-disorders, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

Comfort Eating for Parents During the Pandemic

For parents like me, it’s sushi in my car for 15 blissful minutes — and here’s why that’s OK.

#eating-disorders, #food, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #sushi, #weight

Modern Love Podcast: With the Help of Strangers

Two women find allies to survive difficult times.

#anorexia-nervosa, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #dating-and-relationships, #domestic-violence, #eating-disorders, #love-emotion, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Underused Weight Loss Option: Bariatric Surgery

Experts say it can result in long-term weight loss and significantly improve physical and emotional health and even longevity.

#bariatric-surgery, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #medicine-and-health, #obesity, #surgery-and-surgeons, #weight

The Monotony of Family Meals Can Trigger Past Disordered Eating

The constant feeding of our children without a break can compound parental eating issues.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eating-disorders, #food, #quarantine-life-and-culture

‘Fat Talks,’ an Investigation, and a Reckoning: How Collegiate Runners Forced Reform

Athletes detailed “fat talks” and eating disorders they said a prominent coach at Wesleyan had fostered. When the same coach was assigned to lead changes in the environment he created, the students protested once again.

#cain-mary-1996, #coaches-and-managers, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #weight, #wesleyan-university

With Eating Disorders, Looks Can Be Deceiving

Distorted eating behaviors occur in young people irrespective of their weight, gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

#anorexia-nervosa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #exercise, #fasting, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #weight, #youth

She Ate and Ate, and Never Felt Satisfied

Susan Burton’s memoir, “Empty,” plumbs the depths of her adolescent anorexia and bingeing.

#books-and-literature, #burton-susan, #eating-disorders, #empty-a-memoir-book

Disordered Eating in a Disordered Time

Social isolation and unstructured days add to the anxiety of those struggling to achieve a healthy relationship with food.

#anorexia-nervosa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crisis-text-line, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-eating-disorders-assn, #quarantines, #social-media, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Emotional Eating in Quarantined Kids

Boredom and stress are two big contributors to emotional eating, and children have a lot of both right now.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #eating-disorders, #emotions, #food, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture

I Have an Eating Disorder but Can’t Escape the Kitchen

I feared that food would be the vector for the virus, the thing that sickened me or made me unknowingly symptomatic.

#anorexia-nervosa, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eating-disorders, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-eating-disorders-assn, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Fighting Fat Discrimination, but Still Wanting to Lose Weight

Is it OK to be “body positive” while striving to be thinner?

#bariatric-surgery, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #discrimination, #eating-disorders, #exercise, #obesity, #weight

Disruptions Add to Risks for Athletes With Eating Disorders

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted eating and fitness routines, potentially compounding the stress of those, including athletes, who have eating disorders.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eating-disorders, #gold-gracie, #keys-madison

A New Weight Watchers App for Kids Raises Concerns

Kurbo by WW promises to fight childhood obesity by teaching kids aged 8 to 17 healthy eating strategies — but is it ever a good idea to teach kids how to diet?

#anorexia-nervosa, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #food, #mobile-applications, #parenting, #weight, #weight-watchers-international-inc

Your Kids Don’t Have to Inherit Your Body-Image Issues

Parents who struggle with food and self-image can inadvertently pass along unhealthy behaviors. Here’s how to avoid it.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #food, #obesity, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #weight

When the Picky Eater Is a Grown-Up

Some adults seek help when they worry about being poor role models for their children or panic about attending business dinners.

#dwass-emily, #eating-disorders, #food, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #vegetables