Sometimes when I hear about someone going on yet another diet or notice a “revolutionary” new weight-loss book topping the best-seller list, frankly, I feel a little blue. I’ve been teaching the “normal” eating model for 30 years and it often seems as if very little has changed in our culture in all that time regarding sensible eating (in spite of Weight Watchers new no-diet spin). I wonder and wonder when people are going to wake up and smell the coffee.
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- Why Feeling Cold Can Be a Dangerous Sign in Anorexia Nervosa Happy Monday friends! Once again, I’m going to discuss a topic that can help you combat the “I’m Fine Syndrome” – a term we at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders use to explain when a patient is in denial about the severity of his or her eating disorder. The subject is temperature regulation, and this one isn’t about life-threatening medical complications so much as it is about knowing your body when you’re in your disorder so that you can use good objective evidence of body suffering with your wise mind in order to combat the mean lies and distortions ... 229 views
Dear Readers, My freelance writing has taken me lately into research on orthorexia, a topic that Marcia addressed a little while back in one of her posts. Described as a “fixation on righteous eating,” orthorexia is a condition where obsession with eating healthily becomes so extreme that it leaves no room for other interests or activities and can imperil the sufferer’s health. Sounds familiar, right? Marcia described it as a modern-day variant on anorexia. Another…