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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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