Category Archives: Binge Eating

Lifetime Weight Characteristics of Adult

Lifetime Weight Characteristics of Adult Inpatients With Severe Anorexia Nervosa: Maximal Lifetime BMI Predicts Treatment Outcome.  Background: The body mass index is a key predictor of treatment outcome in patients with anorexia nervosa. In adolescents, higher premorbid BMI is a strong predictor of a favorable treatment outcome. It is unclear whether this relationship holds true […]

Short-Term Outcome of Inpatient Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa

Short-Term Outcome of Inpatient Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa Using DSM-5 Remission Criteria.  This study evaluated the short-term outcome of a multimodal inpatient treatment concept for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). In this prospective observational study, a cohort of 126 female adolescents with AN (age range: 11-17, mean age: 14.83) was longitudinally followed from […]

Structural and functional brain alterations in anorexia nervosa

A multimodal meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies.  Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a complex psychiatric disorder with poorly understood etiology. Numerous voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and resting-state functional imaging studies have provided strong evidence of abnormal brain structure and intrinsic and functional activities in AN, but with inconsistent conclusions. Herein, a whole-brain meta-analysis was conducted on VBM (660 […]

Examining the significance of age of onset in persons with lifetime anorexia nervosa

Examining the significance of age of onset in persons with lifetime anorexia nervosa: Comparing child, adolescent, and emerging adult onsets in nationally representative U.S. study.  Objective: This study compared sociodemographic and clinical profiles of adult patients with lifetime DSM-5-defined anorexia nervosa (AN) categorized by age-of-onset using data from U.S. national sample of adults. Method: Study […]

Gender-based clinical differences in evidence-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa

Gender-based clinical differences in evidence-based treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa: analysis of aggregated randomized controlled trials.  Purpose: Boys represent a small proportion of samples in randomized clinical trials (RCT) investigating evidence-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN). Consequently, knowledge of potential gender differences in clinical characteristics and treatment response in adolescents is considerably limited. […]

Eating Disorders Counseling Center

Eating Disorders Counseling Center Did you know that more women than men have eating disorders? Learn more about eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating. An example of other specified feeding and eating disorders is “atypical anorexia nervosa”. This category includes individuals who may have lost a lot of weight and whose behaviors […]

Food Is Not the Enemy is Partnering with Hello Life Eating Disorder Recovery Services

Hello Life Eating Disorder Recovery Services received a $10,000 grant from the Health Care Foundation to offer its first professionally-led support group. The Longview nonprofit is partnering with Food is Not the Enemy of Vancouver to offer the free group to Cowlitz County adults for a year, according to a press release. Hello Life provides […]

Giving Up Dieting is Not Giving Up

Giving Up Dieting is Not Giving Up Being on the diet roller coaster is not fun at all. The ups and downs of how you feel about yourself based on the number on the scale can lead to a lifetime of obsessing about your weight and never getting anywhere, at least not for very long. […]

Cocaine Addiction And Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can have catastrophic consequences on health. Abusing cocaine, in conjunction with an eating disorder, can lead to further devastating health problems. When two disorders are diagnosed together, or within an overlapping time frame, they are referred to as co-occurring disorders. If a person is diagnosed with an eating disorder, they are likely struggling with […]

Food for Thought – Too Sexy for Yourself

Nothing has meaning except the meaning you give it! Therefore, if you give your body the meaning that it’s sexy and you put on something you love wearing… you can go out into the world feeling sexy, beautiful, confident…whatever complimentary word you give it! I challenge you to try it… put on something you feel […]

Food for Thought – Clothes can make or break you

It is so important to wear clothes that you love and that fit! First, shame is NOT a motivator! So wearing clothes that are too tight only helps you focus on self-criticism of your body and how bad you feel. That waistband poking into your belly will take you away from your life and into […]

Food for Thought – Let’s ban the words “good” and “bad”

Perhaps the lamest words in the English language are “good” and “bad.” What does it mean? You might have a general sense of what one of these words mean but they are not real descriptors of, well, anything. The problem with making food, or anything, either “good” or “bad” is that it’s just not that […]

3 Things You Can Do to Help Yourself Feel Better at Every Size

Regardless of the size of your jeans, you deserve to feel good about yourself. With a mindset that comes from taking proactive steps on the road to good physical and emotional health, you can develop a positive self-image that will stay with you all the time. Here are three things you can do to feel […]

Battling an Eating Disorder: When Bulimia Becomes a True American Idol Sized Problem

Battling an Eating Disorder: When Bulimia Becomes a True American Idol Sized Problem In a People Magazine article, American Idol contestant, Katherine McPhee disclosed that she has secretly suffered from bulimia for the past five years. It was her success in television’s American Idol competition that inspired her to come forward and get help to recover from […]

Eating Disorders and the Narcissist

Eating Disorders and the Narcissist Patients suffering from eating disorders binge on food and sometimes are both anorectic and bulimic. This is an impulsive behaviour as defined by the DSM (particularly in the case of BPD and to a lesser extent of Cluster B disorders in general). Some patients develop these disorders as a way to self-mutilate. It […]

Information on Eating Disorders

Do you struggle with your weight? A large percent of modern America suffer from issues regarding weight. Now, while a number of these individuals are literally overweight, many others are not. In fact, eating disorders have become a standard affliction amongst today’s society. The big question now is; how thin is too thin? This dilemma draws from […]

Food for Thought – It’s all about protection

What does disordered eating and body image protect you from? Do the constant thoughts distract you from thinking about or feeling about other parts of your life? Does it keep you in a safe world that you can control? Does it give you a good excuse to not go somewhere or be with someone in […]

Food for Thought – You are not bad for wanting a cupcake!

You are not “bad” for wanting a cupcake! The problem with labeling food as “good” or “bad” is that you start to make yourself “good” or “bad” based on what you eat or want to eat. One of the first steps to ending disordered eating is to let go of these labels and eat what […]

Food for Thought – A Case for Emotions

I’m often asked, “Why do I need to feel my feelings… what good will it do?” My response is: How can you not. The only option if you don’t feel them is to push them down. This takes a ton of energy and leads to obsessive and addictive thinking and actions (like disordered eating). Feeling […]

Food for Thought – Dieting = Another Word for Distrust

“Feeling your feelings makes you feel alive” – Food is not the enemy client Emotions are one of the most natural states of being we have. To stuff them down takes a lot of energy. Emotional eating is one way to stuff them down. After all, if you spend all your energy worrying about food […]

The Hunger Scale

Another tool to help you end binge eating! This video will describe the hunger scale. Use this scale to learn how to listening to your body. Learn when you are hungry and when you are full. Learn when to eat and when to stop eating. Your body knows exactly what is right for you. Learning […]

Stop binge eating with this one powerful step

You find yourself in front of the refrigerator. Again. “Why am I here?” you wonder. You recognize that you aren’t hungry or maybe you convince yourself that you are even though it wasn’t that long ago since you last ate. You look around the refrigerator and the cupboards filled with food and don’t find anything […]

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