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EATING DISORDER BLOGS

What Causes Anorexia?

CN: brief mention of physical and sexual abuse. It’s natural to wonder what causes anorexia, a mental illness. In some ways,...

Fat-shaming hurts everyone.

Come as You Are: Hindsight is 2020

This year’s #NEDAWARENESS theme is Come as You Are: Hindsight is 2020 has got me thinking a lot about what I/We...

Random Acts of Kindness Week 2020

Commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty. That quote, and the overall idea of practicing “random acts of...

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2020

NEDA’s annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week runs from February 24th to March 1st, 2020. This year’s theme is Come As...

Fostering a Positive Relationship with Food for Your Children

Parents have the responsibility and privilege to intentionally make their homes a refuge from diet culture. Abandoning food rules helps foster...

heart-shaped dish with red, pink, and white sprinkles

Valentine’s Day While in Recovery from an Eating Disorder

Navigating Valentine’s Day while in recovery from an eating disorder can be tough. These tips and strategies will help make the...

Eating disorders exist in the API community.

Eating Disorders and the API Community

The stereotypical image of a person with an eating disorder is a young, white woman. This image is the one we’re...

How to Stay Away from Diet Culture During COVID-19

Latest Food Labeling Research Upholds Diet Culture

How many minutes of running would a person have to do to burn off a Big Mac? Or a salad, for...

The Rebellious History of the Fat Acceptance Movement

Where did the fat acceptance movement start? Who started it? And how is it related to body positivity, Health at Every...

Jillian Michaels points at a contestant on The Biggest Loser

What Jillian Michaels’ Comments Are Really About

Trigger warning for discussion of “Obesity,” fat shaming, fatphobia What Jillian Michaels’ comments get wrong about body positivity, political correctness, and “glamorizing...

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