Stigma, stereotypes, and under-diagnosis of eating disorders

Stigma, stereotypes, and under-diagnosis of eating disorders

We’re told that women get eating disorders more than men do. I have never thought this to be true. What I think is true, is that more women get diagnosed than men do. Outdated information, misrepresentation, stigma, assumptions, ignorance. These things all...
Recovery From Restrictive Eating: Other People’s Food

Recovery From Restrictive Eating: Other People’s Food

“Other people’s food.” You know, the food that other people eat. The food that is for them. Not for you. Not eating other people’s food makes you different. Special. Less dependent. Until you realize it doesn’t. I’d been getting...
Recovery Commitments: No compulsive movement, rules, or rituals

Recovery Commitments: No compulsive movement, rules, or rituals

These recovery commitments posts are outlining some of the most common reasons that people in recovery get anxious and stressed and suggesting some simplifications for those moments. I believe that one of the fundamental reasons that we feel stressed in recovery is...
HAES Series: Going deep with Deb Burgard

HAES Series: Going deep with Deb Burgard

Deb Burgard, PhD, FAED* is a psychologist and activist from the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in concerns about body image, eating, weight stigma, and relationships. She is also one of the founders of the Health at Every Size(r) model, the original...
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