New app SkinneePix is based on the idea that the camera adds 15 pounds. You pay $.99 on your iPhone or Android, choose a selfie (headshots only), and watch 5-15 pounds wither away. Two YourTango experts explain how apps like this are part of a bigger problem.
Contrary to Popular Belief – Men, Also Suffer From Eating Disorders By: Laura Cipullo and the Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services Team Many people believe that the majority of individuals with eating disorders are female. However, recent studies are showing that this is not the case. Males, also, suffer from eating disorders.
Often people find themselves in a loop of dieting, then overeating, then recommitting to a diet only to never find peace with their bodies or with food. But the very best way to find your body's sweet spot is to stop dieting and integrate mindful eating. Your body doesn't want to be unnaturally skinny, nor does it want to be bigger than it needs to be. When you integrate mindful eating and learn to really slow down and listen to what your body needs, your weight naturally falls to its healthiest place.
If you find out that you've been in a relationship with someone who has an eating disorder, you might feel betrayed, helpless, angry, scared and a whole host of other emotions. That's normal. Licensed psychotherapist and author of Reclaiming Yourself From Binge Eating, Leora Fulvio offers some important dos and don'ts for dealing with this difficult situation.
Some say that love can conquer all. But a couple struggling with the pressures of an eating disorder may need a little outside help. Here are some things to consider.
One of the most challenging issues I confront in people who seek my help is perfectionism. These are people with very high standards who continually work to meet their goals-admirable qualities most would agree. When it is extreme, however, the relentless pursuit of achievement can lead to a great deal of misery for the individual and for the people in their lives. SIGNS OF A PERFECTIONIST
Did you undergo gastric bypass surgery, but still struggle with your eating habits? Are you worried that your eating habits will affect your relationships? If so, help is on the way.
Too naïve to grasp the real root of my worries, I concentrated on the more quantifiable issue: My ex's new girlfriend was far skinnier than I was. My short, frumpy body paled in comparison to her long legs and magazine-worthy abs. I became determined to reshape my body.
By Leslie Rouder, LCSW Cht. There has been a lot of research lately on the relationship between ADHD and eating disorders, as well as problems with obesity that would indicate that having ADHD may predispose individuals to difficulties regulating their weight. A study done in 2004, found that 10% of individuals with ADHD suffered from an eating disorder at some point in their life time compared to the general population of .6 to 4.5 %. In another study done at an obesity clinic in 2005, 58% of overweight teenagers were diagnosed with ADHD as
When you have an argument with your significant other, do you reach for a pint of ice cream or a bag of barbecue chips? If you’re feeling lonely, do you find comfort in a bowl of mac and cheese or a slice of pizza? If so, you may be suffering from emotional eating disorder. Here's how to combat the problem.
This morning I discovered a new post and blog by Lady Gaga which showed un-retouched photographs of her in minimal clothing, looking thin. The post was in response to reports that Gaga had gained weight.
Do you binge, but don't purge? Do you overeat at night on a regular basis? Do you eat when you are stressed or eat to cope? Do you eat in secret? Do you feel like a sugar or carbs addict? Do you eat a lot of junk food? Do you constantly crave food? Here are six signs you may be heading for an eating disorder.
If you have a friend whose physique you envy, but all she seems to do is talk badly about her body, it can be pretty tempting to shake her and scream "What's wrong with you?!" Unfortunately, we all know, that's unlikely to help. In this video, therapist, health coach and YourTango Expert Kris Henderson offers her best advice about how to be supportive to your friend who suffers from low self-esteem.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Dan Savage's new MTV show "Savage U" premiered last night. Italian "Vogue" editor talks eating disorders. One woman, two men. 10 reasons to date the boy you grew up with. 6 places to have sex around the house.
Dating is hard enough. Add an eating disorder into the mix, and it only gets doubly complicated. In this video, Relationship Expert Janie Lacy offers advice to someone struggling with bulimia who is afraid that her secret eating disorder will stand in the way of her love life.