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Body Image

Overcoming the Negative

With society constantly telling us what perfection looks like, it is not surprising that so many women have a disparaging relationship with their bodies. The body image culture is all around us – media, school, work, magazines, we even find [...]

2020-05-01T14:32:35+00:00May 1st, 2020|

Ring in the New Year without Diet Culture

By Kayla Carson, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships Happy New Year! There is something about a new year that just feels good. It could mean a clean slate, a new chance, 365 more days of opportunity, growth, innovation or evolution. [...]

2020-01-13T21:50:08+00:00January 7th, 2020|

What is muscle dysmorphia?

What is muscle dysmorphia? Muscle dysmorphia is typically more prevalent in men; however, women can also be at risk. The disorder is not currently recognized as an eating disorder and is often considered to be a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder [...]

2019-10-15T10:17:33+00:00September 5th, 2019|

Are comments about weight harmful?

Sometimes we don’t look or feel our best and a comment – negative or positive – about our weight or body may make us a bit self-conscious. Even though others may have the best intentions, these comments can be harmful [...]

2019-09-27T07:23:43+00:00April 3rd, 2019|

Eating Disorders Among College Students

While progress is happening every day, there’s still a significant stigma surrounding mental health issues, including eating disorders. Many people don’t believe that eating disorders are real, or they significantly underestimate the effects eating disorders can have. Of course, when [...]

2019-09-27T07:24:00+00:00March 31st, 2019|

Loving your Body and Overcoming your Fears

Body image is often an incredibly overwhelming subject for individuals suffering from an eating disorder.  Improving one’s body image is most often one of the last components of recovery from an eating disorder, making this topic very difficult to discuss. [...]

2019-09-27T07:26:53+00:00February 21st, 2019|

Why do athletes struggle with eating disorders?

The National Eating Disorders Association estimates that 20 million women meet criteria for an eating disorder at some point during their lives. In recent studies of NCAA athletes, over one-third of female athletes reported attitudes and symptoms placing them at risk [...]

2019-09-27T07:29:00+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Am I too old to have an eating disorder?

In a culture obsessed with youth, we typically think of eating disorders a young person’s issue. However, eating disorders are affecting more middle age and older individuals. Eating disorders in the older population tend to receive less media attention; however, [...]

2019-09-27T07:29:30+00:00October 24th, 2018|