How to Support Loved Ones with Eating Disorders During the Holiday Season 

How to Support Loved Ones with Eating Disorders During the Holiday Season 

The holiday season is typically filled with joyous occasions spent with family, cozy nights indoors, and celebrations with delicious food. For people struggling with eating disorders, however, these winter months can bring about increased inner pain and turmoil as they navigate around meals and foods commonly enjoyed with family and friends. The stress of dealing…

Intuitive Eating: A Promising Aid for Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery  

Intuitive Eating: A Promising Aid for Eating Disorder Treatment and Recovery  

Eating disorders are harmful mental disorders highly prevalent worldwide, especially in women.1 A systematic literature review in 2018 found that the prevalence of eating disorders has increased from 3.5% in 2000-2006 to 7.8% in 2013-2018.1 The increased prevalence of eating disorders highlights a growing public health concern and a challenge for those providing treatment and…

Negative Body Image and Eating Disorders

Negative Body Image and Eating Disorders

According to the National Eating Disorder Society, binge eating disorders are more prevalent in all minority groups.6 Negative body image can cause anxiety and shame and contribute to low self-esteem. People with high levels of body dissatisfaction are more likely to develop an eating disorder and feelings of depression and low self-esteem.5 Eating disorders are…