Cautions Coming Out of Extreme Diets

This article is not intended as medical or psychological advice or treatment. If you believe you could use help with an eating disorder related issue, https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline has more information about finding a qualified professional who can help. Sometimes I receive messages from individuals who have been on restrictive diets for months or years and they …

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What I do: The specifics of my day to day.

I get asked about the basics of how I eat and ‘what I do,’ presumably to help others figure out what would help them feel happy with ‘what to do.’ Well, the truth is that what works for each of us depends on so many individual factors (physiology, family/tradition/schedule, budget, goals, preferences, geography) that what …

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The gift of bad habits

I was asked about help quitting an excessive chewing gum habit. My name is Elizabeth Slater and I have a chewing gum problem. Or do I? If I were convinced it were TRULY a problem, I would stop chewing it. I tell myself I should chew less because it’s a waste of money, I feel …

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I Envied the Women Who Had More Fat

I lived most of my life believing that the fat on my hips made me somehow less good. It started young, performing leg raises on my bedroom floor while reading YM magazine and wishing I could look like the girls on those pages. I began paying attention to fat grams and calories on food labels …

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