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Helping Kids Break the “I Feel Fat” Spell

Guest Blog Post By Andrea Wachter, LMFT I began hating my body when I was 12. I then proceeded to spend a couple of decades lost in food and weight obsession. I eventually got help and unraveled the roots of my chaotic relationship with food, feelings and my body. It seemed only natural that I would…

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Fat Chat is No Light Matter

Guest Blog Post By Andrea Wachter, LMFT Fat Chat & Your Child’s Body Image As an eating disorders therapist and woman who spent the majority of my life in the grip of a weight and food obsession, I walk around with my antennae tuned in to whatever might help me understand how we got ourselves into…

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Simple Strategies to Eat More Mindfully and Change Yo...

Are you tired of struggling with food? Do you find yourself thinking about what you will eat later in the day or wondering where your food just went? Do you eat quickly or while engaging in other activities such as watching TV, or working on the computer? Have you tried to change your eating, with…

9 Ways to Cope with Emotional Pain (without Food, Alcohol or Shopping) Houston, TX

9 Ways to Cope with Emotional Pain (without Food, Alc...

You find yourself suffering emotionally and looking for anything to help ease the emotional pain. What can you do? Perhaps you could turn to alcohol to numb the pain. Or you might use food to cope and over time start binging. You might decide to buy something new to distract yourself. Shopping, food, and alcohol aren’t a problem…

Disordered Eating: Not Too Much, Not Too Little, But Not Just Right Either, Houston, TX

Disordered Eating: Not Too Much, Not Too Little, But ...

What does it mean when your relationship with food isn’t clinically defined as excessive, or too restrictive, yet something still feels off? Sometimes the diagnostic criteria for eating disorders leaves out struggles that have all the hallmarks of a disordered way of eating. Maybe how, when, and why you eat are hard to talk about;…

Houston Therapists, How to Stop Binge-Eating

How to Stop Binge Eating — Take These Steps

  From an early age James has struggled with his weight. James’ classmates often made jokes at his expense. He became so self-conscious that talking to girls or making friends seemed impossible. James has tried many different diets; each one ends when he feels stressed out and turns to food for comfort. Often, when James…

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Dieting Can Lead to Disordered Eating

bMillions of people embark on diets every year. Yet, for some, this is only the start of a destructive relationship with food. Dieting may seem harmless at first, but it can lead to binge eating, eating disorders, yo-yo dieting, and obsession with food and body. In many cases, dieting triggered the start of an unhealthy…

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Too Much or Too Little: The Many Faces of Eating Diso...

Jennifer has long been told by friends, family, magazines, and movies that to be beautiful is to be thin. Jennifer’s sister has never struggled with her weight; growing up, Jennifer listened to countless friends and family members remark how pretty and put-together her sister appeared. As Jennifer’s sister seemed to float effortlessly over all of…

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Study Links Impulsivity to Food Addiction

  For some people, struggles with food feel addictive. Research shows a common link between drug and food addiction. For certain people, this type of addiction may be linked to impulsivity, which researchers suggest might also be biologically based.       BUSM researchers measured the inability to withhold an impulsive response in experimental participants that were exposed…

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Bulimia Facts

Facts About Bulimia The National Eating Disorder Association prepared these bulimia facts in the form of an infographic for eating disorder awareness week, see below. 59-83% of development of bulimia may be genetically related Most people who struggle with bulimia are of normal weight Many people struggling with bulimia also struggle with depression, anxiety, and/or…

pregnancy and eating disorders

Pregnancy and Eating Disorders

Pregnant and Struggling with an Eating Disorder? Pregnancy and eating disorders can be overwhelming and may require extra attention to ensure physical and emotional health. The National Eating Disorder Association has prepared some do’s and don’ts to help women struggling with an eating disorder have a healthy pregnancy. Here is the infographic:     Summary…

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Take the Eating Disorders Quiz

How Much Do You Know About Eating Disorders? In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) has published this eating disorders quiz. There are many myths out there about eating disorders. How much do you know?   Take the eating disorders quiz here: http://nedawareness.org/quiz   Eating Disorder Awareness Week…


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