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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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