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Nearly 2.8% of American adults suffer from a binge eating disorder in their lifetime, according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. Someone suffering from a binge eating disorder may be within a healthy weight range, which can make it difficult to recognize just looking at people. This eating disorder can affect a person both physically and emotionally, often generating shame, guilt, anxiety, and depression. The shame and guilt increases likelihood of feeling a need to hide their behaviors and binge in secret. Because binge eating occurs due to a compulsion, people often experience a loss of control. A recent article by The Diabetes Council shared tips and strategies from 54 leading experts to help stop binge eating. They offered some great advice, and we listed a few of our favorite tips below.

Last modified on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:00

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By: Kristin Canan, LMSW

Watching a loved one in pain is never easy. Seeing them attempt to cope with their pain by using behaviors that could cause more harm exacerbates the drive to help them feel better. Supporting someone who is experiencing an internal battle can elicit feelings of helplessness for many people, so let's identify some practical ways to show support to the people we love, particularly those who struggle with an eating disorder.

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By: Kristin Canan, LMSW

When working with families of women with Bulimia Nervosa, we often hear things like: "I had no idea she was struggling for a long time." Check out the story of a former Magnolia Creek client's experience hiding her struggle with Bulimia from her family and friends for years. Hear her family's response, and learn more about her ensuing recovery.

Last modified on Thursday, 10 August 2017 12:57

Healthy You: The Truth About Fads

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 10:00 Written by

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Today's society overloads us with misinformation on nutrition. Magazines, social media, and television provide endless cycles of ideas that will solve all our food, weight, and body insecurities, or so they say. However, these ideas and magic solutions being shared, often lead to confusion about healthy nutrition and exacerbate distorted body image concerns. These messages can be especially dangerous to those susceptible to poor body image or eating disordered behaviors.

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