“Between now and next week, draw a picture of your experience of having an eating disorder,” I request – a standard therapeutic assignment.  My client’s are some of the brightest, most artistic, lovely creatures in the universe.  Although incredibly unique individuals they often return with similar images – themselves imprisoned…

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If you think that who you eat with and what they eat may affect your choice of food and the quantity you consume, you’d be spot on. Or so says the upcoming article, “Social influences on eating” in Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences (vol. 9, 6/16, pp. 1-6) by Suzanne Higgs and Jason Thomas. The authors say that “Our dietary choices…tend to converge with those of our close social connections. One reason for this is…

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