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One Year Anniversary of We Are The Real Deal

July 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

It is the one year anniversary of We Are The Real Deal! Time for a trip down memory lane…. July 23, 2009 Blogher session “Blogs & Body Image: What are we teaching our kids” served as the platform for the launch of We Are The Real Deal (aka WATRD). Original five contributors and creators of […]

Marketing Spin Disquised as Self Esteem Change

July 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

Today’s guest post welcomes Snezna Kerekovic, from Sydney Australia. She is the creator of Bellaboo Babe brand cosmetics, organic, and made just for teens. The best thing about Bellaboo is the focus is on positive self esteem and body image, and getting REAL (while also celebrating being a girl). Snezna and I met a few […]

Selective Eaters: A new eating disorder?

July 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders

Are you a picky eater, or should I say “selective eater?” The American Psychiatric Association has coined the new term selective eater and they await a final decision from the DSMMD as to whether of not selective eating will become an official eating disorder. They say picky and fussy eaters are not just being difficult […]

Brain Images Reveal Eating Disorders

July 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

Researchers at Brigham Young University conducted a study to help people who have eating disorders. New research suggests that even though women may claim to be comfortable with the way their bodies look, their brains disagree. Studies show 95 percent of those who struggle with anorexia and bulimia are women. Dr. Mark Allen, a neuroscientist, […]

Wall Street Journal Article – “Eating to Live or Living to Eat?”

July 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Binge Eating, Body Image, HAES

This guest post is from Love 2 Eat in PA On Tuesday, my husband showed me a really interesting article in the Wall Street Journal. It was called “Eating to Live or Living to Eat? Stomach vs. Brain: Discovering Why Some People Can Resist Dessert While Others Can’t” By Melinda Beck. It was a really […]

Brain ‘distorts own body image’

July 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured

The brain naturally distorts body image – a finding which could explain eating disorders like anorexia, say experts. Scientists at University College London discovered people tend to think that their hands are wider and their fingers are shorter than they truly are.  They say the confusion may lie in the way the brain receives information […]

MSU study finds eating disorder link in genetics

July 11, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

The way people with eating disorders are treated could change after a recent study by MSU researchers. Led by Kelly Klump, an associate professor in the MSU Department of Psychology, the study is the first of its kind and has found genetics can influence the development of eating disorders, especially in prepubescent girls with higher […]

HUGE Premiere: I am down with my fat!

July 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Dieting, Featured

Judging by the promo for ABC’s new show HUGE, this program appeared to be some nightmarish drama making fun of fat kids in a backhanded kind of way, and that’s basically what it was — except I gotta admit there were some awesome scenes…and I am conflicted on whether or not this show is a GOOD thing. […]

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