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A Father’s Guide to Getting Rid of Ed

Eating disorders, such as bulimia, binge eating disorder, and anorexia, are serious illnesses that involve extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding food, exercise, and body image. Fathers dealing with daughters who have an eating disorder struggle on many levels.  Just like a bad boyfriend the more you protest the closer she will cling.  This article is […]

Warning Signs of Bulimia to Never Ignore

Bulimia Nervosa is a very serious eating disorder and is considered to be widely known about in the adult population. It is important though to know about the tell tail signs or symptoms of Bulimia in the event that a friend or a loved one is suffering from the condition, so that you can know […]

‘Parent Talk’: How to Parent a Child Struggling with an Eating Disorder

It is so hard to watch someone you love suffer, especially your child.  Every child is unique and you don’t get a personalized “how to raise” manual for each one. Here are 6 tips that can be learned from a parent with a child suffering from an eating disorder.  If you need some help from […]

Prepare Yourself: Lose Weight Without Giving Up Carbs & Booze.

First off, no quick weight loss diets.  These never work for the long run.  Give up the idea of the diet.  The minute you start to restrict yourself you crave the very thing you’re trying to give up.  How about changing small habits and behaviors when it comes to what you eat.  That is the […]

Home-Delivery Meal Kits Are Easy — And, It Turns Out, Pretty Healthy

Meal-Kit delivery services have been growing in popularity since they were first introduced in 2012. There are over 100 such companies operating in the US at this time. Customers go to the service’s website and pick out what meals you would like for the week, the company sends a box full of ingredients with detailed […]

Are You Struggling With a Substance Use Disorder?

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and April 6th is National Alcohol Screening Day. It is the perfect time for all to delve further into the subject of substance use disorders, which often go alongside eating disorders. Though alcohol may not seem too dangerous for some, it is a substance that is consistently abused. According to […]

When Good Habits Turn Bad

The establishment of healthy habits after weight loss surgery is key to gaining and maintaining the benefits of this type of therapy. While habits are hard to build and require significant effort to establish, one post-operative patient reveals that a certain amount of flexibility is needed as well. After ignoring the scale for years before […]

Improving Body Image: 10 Things You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

When we make New Year’s resolutions we tend to think about the definition of the word RESOLUTION as “a firm decision to do or not to do something”. However, it might be helpful to remember that resolution can also mean “the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict”. Perhaps this year, instead […]

Would I Be a Good Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

I can remember when I first became aware of weight loss surgery. I was a teenager and saw a couple of documentaries on TV about it and was fascinated by the whole thing. I had always been overweight and had trouble losing and maintaining a lower weight but I never imagined, at that point, that […]

Social Support Helps Teens Maintain Weight Loss from Smartphone Apps

Investigators from Brigham Young University led a 24-week behavioral study that combined traditional weight control intervention with smartphone-assisted aid. They found that while teens lost weight initially, they could not maintain it when smartphones were the only tool helping them stay on track. “We know that teens are on their phones, which gives us a […]