Tag Archives: Eating Disorders

Battling an Eating Disorder: When Bulimia Becomes a True American Idol Sized Problem

Battling an Eating Disorder: When Bulimia Becomes a True American Idol Sized Problem In a People Magazine article, American Idol contestant, Katherine McPhee disclosed that she has secretly suffered from bulimia for the past five years. It was her success in television’s American Idol competition that inspired her to come forward and get help to recover from […]

Families Face Challenges Of Eating Disorders

Families Face Challenges Of Eating Disorders As many as 11 million people in the U.S. have an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, and about 25 million more are struggling with binge eating disorder, according to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). These medical conditions not only affect the people who have them, they take an emotional toll on their families and […]

Eating Disorders and the Narcissist

Eating Disorders and the Narcissist Patients suffering from eating disorders binge on food and sometimes are both anorectic and bulimic. This is an impulsive behaviour as defined by the DSM (particularly in the case of BPD and to a lesser extent of Cluster B disorders in general). Some patients develop these disorders as a way to self-mutilate. It […]

The Hunger Scale

Another tool to help you end binge eating! This video will describe the hunger scale. Use this scale to learn how to listening to your body. Learn when you are hungry and when you are full. Learn when to eat and when to stop eating. Your body knows exactly what is right for you. Learning […]

Stop binge eating with this one powerful step

You find yourself in front of the refrigerator. Again. “Why am I here?” you wonder. You recognize that you aren’t hungry or maybe you convince yourself that you are even though it wasn’t that long ago since you last ate. You look around the refrigerator and the cupboards filled with food and don’t find anything […]

Stop binge eating with this one powerful step

You find yourself in front of the refrigerator. Again. “Why am I here?” you wonder. You recognize that you aren’t hungry or maybe you convince yourself that you are even though it wasn’t that long ago since you last ate. You look around the refrigerator and the cupboards filled with food and don’t find anything […]

Food for Thought – An Eating Disorder Has Benefits?

The benefit of having an eating disorder is that you can learn to listen to it. It has so much to teach you about what’s bothering you and what you’re feeling. Underneath the criticism it spews out is a voice that just feels shame, unworthy and unlovable. Believe it or not, that eating disorder voice […]

Get rid of your scale

That scale in your bathroom is not your friend! It is a critical enemy. Okay. The scale isn’t really the enemy. The meaning you give to the number that shows up on the scale when you stand on it is the real enemy. It is another version of your critical voice showing up to steal […]

Battle the Binge, Not Your Emotions

When I look back at my life with disordered eating and body image, it’s hard to remember how difficult and challenging it all was. I remember most strongly comparing myself to every woman I saw. I remember wanting so badly to “just starve myself to make everything better.” I remember exercising on and off and […]

A Week and a Lifetime of Emotions

Last Wednesday I wrote and sent out a newsletter article sharing my feelings about that day’s events. Knowing that many others were having feelings like mine, I thought it was a good time to reach out and talk about how to deal with emotions. I had more subscribers to my newsletter unsubscribe that day then […]

Are you Struggling Post 2016 Election?

The results of the election have devastated me! I feel sad, hopeless, terrified, horrified. I am so concerned about the state of this country and all the damage that Trump paired with having a majority in the House and Senate will do! I am concerned about women, children, people of color, people of various religions, […]

Men and Eating Disorders: A Widely Ignored Subject

This is a Guest Blog written by Michelle Peterson of RecoveryPride.org The vast majority of education about eating disorders is focused on women. Admittedly, women are twice as likely to develop an eating disorder due to oppressive societal standards. However, male eating disorders are just as dangerous and far less discussed. Though men are less likely […]

Food for Thought – What’s in a Number… Nothing!

BMI and/or the number on your scale mean nothing about your health! How can it? Health is so much more than just your height and weight. We are just too complex for such simplicity! So do your body and mind a favor and stop weighing yourself (or letting others weigh you). Weighing yourself only measures […]

Food for Thought – Body image is a Tough One

Most of my clients will feel better about their improved relationship to food more quickly than how they feel about their body. Try to remember that, just like it isn’t about food… it isn’t about your body either! When you catch yourself being critical about your body, asking yourself “What might this really be about?” […]

Food for Thought – Is it Hunger or Emotions

If you notice you’re afraid to be hungry, notice that this is really about fear of feeling the emptiness inside. A once-in-a-while hunger won’t kill you so it isn’t really about food. Allow yourself to be hungry and you will allow yourself to experience the true fear of the emptiness that is underneath. If you […]

Food for Thought – Stop Diet Thoughts

One of the most important steps you can take to return to a healthy relationship with food is to let go of thinking of food as “good” or “bad, “healthy” or “unhealthy.” In other words, let go of diet thoughts, words, and mindset. This step will help you let go of all the rules you […]

Food for Thought – The Negative Voice of Your Clothes

Is your closet full of clothes you don’t like, that don’t fit, that just bore you? Get rid of them! I know, easier said than done. If you are keeping clothes that don’t fit, you may be afraid of weight gain or loss and don’t want to go naked due to lack of cover. I […]

Food for Thought – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

One step forward, two steps back may appear to be true. Yet that’s a black or white view. Success (or failure) is not black or white, nor good or bad. What if success and failure flowed like a stream. It changes, it ripples, it moves around a rock. It’s fluid yet still moves in the […]

Food for Thought – Personal Growth

Personal growth can be scary. True. Yet, how scary is it to not grow and change? Imagine it…. You’re the same person in 10 years that you are right now. How do you feel about that? [gmbv_business_map]

How I’m Going to Face My Fear of Criticism

Sitting over a latte, a new friend talked about how he was terrified of criticism from others when he decided to step out and show the world who he really is. As I was listening, what easily surfaced was my own fear of putting my book (written for all of you) out to the world. […]

Are You Married to Weight Loss

Are you married to weight loss? Do you have an inner voice that talks weight loss all the time? Is this voice controlling what you eat, what you think about food and your body, and how you feel about yourself? Do you often feel as though your closest relationship is with this voice of never-good-enough-until-you-lose-weight? […]

Anne’s Booth: The Counselor is In

Sign up for Anne’s Booth! Because the Counselor is IN! We all need help sometimes! If you need some help, that’s okay! I’m happy to help you and others during these no-cost session of Anne’s Booth. Join me and others who are ready to ask for the help they need. Below are the details on how […]

Stop the Diet Madness

I remember what it was like to feel so desperate to lose weight that I would do anything and try anything! I remember what it was like to obsess about how fat my thighs looked and how important it was to suck in my stomach. I remember what it was like to search the diet […]

The Holiday Binge Blues: How to Finally End the Cycle

I was recently listening to a Brené Brown lecture on CD. You’ve likely heard of her. She does research and speaks on a very popular (not!) topic of Shame. She begins this lecture by telling us that change doesn’t come from the popular “how to” list of just-do-this-and-you-too-will-feel more beautiful, confident, etc. etc. etc. Nope. […]

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