Tag Archives: disordered eating

The Biggest Loser and a Bigger Hypocrisy

I’m not a fan of The Biggest Loser, nor have I seen more than brief clips of episodes. I generally try not to be Judgey McJudgeypants about things, but I really don’t need to watch the show to know it’s not something I would a) enjoy and b) think is good for people to watch […]

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When dieting gets dangerous

Let me introduce you to two hypothetical teens: Teen A and Teen B. Both teens go on diets. It could mean they want to lose a few pounds, it could be they are trying to “eat healthy” or be better at their sport. Regardless of why, they start cutting back on the amount and variety […]

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Picking apart picky eating, Part 2: Picky Eating in Adults

Unlike picky eating in children, the literature on picky eating in adults is much more sparse. As in, I found one paper on adult picky eating. Part of the problem is that adult picky eating has been an invisible disorder. Just as people assumed that eating disorders were strictly a “teen” thing, researchers thought that […]

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When the “healthy eating” message goes very, very wrong

It seems you can’t go anywhere without seeing “healthy eating,” anti-obesity, weight loss messages. They’re literally everywhere. Besides the magazines in the grocery store checkout lines, Pinterest boards, and mass media, children are receiving lots of these messages in school. More and more schools, it seems, are limiting sweets that can be brought in for […]

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Semper Fi: EDs in the military

Of all the mental disorders associated with the military, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is at the top, followed by suicide/depression and addiction. But a number of studies have found that a surprisingly large number of people in the military have eating disorders, at rates that exceed current population estimates. Being a member of the military […]

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