Friday, January 22, 2021

Genetic Risk Factors in Eating Disorders

In this article, I want to lay out what has been learned about the genetic predisposition for eating disorders and how this can help identify who may be at risk for developing an eating disorder.  The first part of the article explains the background and basic science behind our current understanding of the genetic tendencies […]

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 […]

What Weight Fluctuations Do to Your Body

April 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Body Image

Through all my years of compulsive overeating /bingeing, my body weight has fluctuated. During those times, the things that were important to me were – how I looked and where in my closet are the clothes that will fit the particular weight I was at. I calculated a few months ago that, not including my […]

Parents Teasing Their Daughters about Weight

March 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Moms & Sisters, Talking To Kids

I am reading this great book by Valerie Frankel called “Thin is the New Happy” and in it she gives a very interesting statistic about parents and daughters. (The book is about the author’s life; how growing up she was tormented by her mom about her weight, i.e., put on Weight Watchers at the age […]

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