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Julie D. Holland, MHS, CEDS, and chief marketing officer of Eating Recovery Center in Colorado explores how thin is too thin in her Everyday Health blog The Truth About Eating Disorders.Julie D. Holland, MHS, CEDS, and chief marketing officer of Eating Recovery Center in... more
Unfortunately, poor body image is rife amongst transsexual women. Here the athor provides an essay which touches the subject.
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m3d5-Anorexia-amongst-transsexual-womenUnfortunately, poor body image is rife amongst transsexual women. Here the athor... more
Today women are obsessed with their size. In the last 10 years England had an 80% increase in young ladies who were hospitalized for anorexia. Young girls’ idea of the perfect body image is the famous women who strut the front of magazine covers. An estimation of 1.1 million people residing in the United Kingdom suffer from an eating disorder of some kind. These women range from 12-24 years old who do anything from over-exercise, take laxatives, bulimia, calorie-count and obsessively diet.Today women are obsessed with their size. In the last 10 years England had an 80%... more
Model Kate Moss has been causing outrage over her comments on a fashion website. When asked if she had any mottos she said:
"There are loads of mottos. There's 'Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels'. That's one of them."
The motto originally came from some early Weight Watchers meeting and is said to be the slogan for people who are anorexic and bulimic.
However it appeared she tried to qualify the comment by later saying: "You try and remember, but it never works."
Campaigners say she should be setting an example to millions of girls and young women who see her as a role model and not encouraging them to hold off eating.
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20091119/ten-kate-moss-slammed-over-skinny-commen-ea4616c.htmlModel Kate Moss has been causing outrage over her comments on a fashion website. When... more
Readers of /Film know that I’m a fan of wacky movie theories that make you reevaluate a film in much different light. Sometimes the theories are intended creations of the writer/director behind a film, but most times they are just fun interpretations created by the viewer (like this one). Either way, I always find them interesting and entertaining. Before you read this theory, take a deep breath — no one is saying that Raimi intended this interpretation — its meant to be fun.
/Film reader Steve M sent over an interesting theory he read over on IMDB. Micobiella thinks that Sam Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell isn’t actually a horror movie, but instead a story of a farm girl with an eating disorder, who starves herself to fit a certain image and begins hallucinating and going crazy. Apparently you can watch the entire movie from this viewpoint, with few exceptions, and it all makes sens. Read the theory after the jump. Warning: Spoilers follow.Readers of /Film know that I’m a fan of wacky movie theories that make you... more
"THE SEX & LIES BEHIND BARBIE" // In his book "Toy Monster", Jerry Oppenheimer reveals the raunchy "Hefner-esque" playboy lifestyle of the sex addict who invented Barbie..."THE SEX & LIES BEHIND BARBIE" // In his book "Toy Monster",... more
In an exclusive interview for WORLDbytes, Hackney GP Dr Michael Fitzpatrick dams the government’s Change4Life campaign which aims to tackle obesity. Change4Life posters and adverts are everywhere but Dr Fitzpatrick argues they will only serve to reinforce anxiety and have negative effects.
For further details visit the channel at www.worldbytes.orgIn an exclusive interview for WORLDbytes, Hackney GP Dr Michael Fitzpatrick dams the... more
Hello everyone, it's been a while since I've posted - but that's because we've been celebrating some totally awesome holidays. Christmas... Ohhhh Christmas.... I have never consumed so much food as I did this Christmas... Followed by New Years, which lent itself to another form of gluttony - the kind that gets you drunk.
So then the reality of not eating and drinking yourself into a coma sets in, and wouldn't you know it I gained some weight. A lot of weight. I'm not sure exactly how much I weighed before but now I weigh somewhere around 250 pounds. WTF!?
I guess I'm just going to enjoy being rather plump for the rest of the winter and try to shed these bad boys at the first sign of Spring.
And now I present my weekly selections :
Well if I get fat someone had better pay. And it looks like it's gonna be me. Gov. David Paterson is looking to impose a 18% "obesity tax" on carbonated soda beverages. As if being chunky isn't bad enough now I gotta be poor too. Woe is me.
Alright here we go! It looks like having a big butt may help slow the onset of diabetes. This is great news. But wait, it looks like being fat on the rest of your body still isn't good for your health, and actually causes diabetes. Drat.
Well now that I've accepted being fat - here comes the hard part. Shedding those pounds. The first thing that popped in my head was of course bulimia. No not really. But if i lived in Germany and was puking away the pounds there's a good chance that every time I spewed in the lou that I'd be reminded that there is a cure by some really cool looking pink stickers.
That's all for this week, I cannot wait for spring so that I can start being more active.
Pictured : My new friend!Hello everyone, it's been a while since I've posted - but that's... more
Once a week the assortment of people struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction, bulimia, and other troubles pick up their boards and learn to surf in the waters around South Africa's "Mother City."Once a week the assortment of people struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction,... more
There are concerns that a number of rock climbing athletes are shedding unhealthy amounts of weight in order to gain a competitive edge, and could be more prone to eating disorders, reports the Independent today.
In endurance climbing, where every spare gram of unwanted weight could sap valuable energy during a climb, there are fears that female athletes in particular may be prone to dangerous eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia.
In Austria, the problem has become so acute that the country's climbing federation has banned any dangerously underweight athletes from competing until they put on an adequate amount of weight. Those athletes with a body mass index (BMI) reading of less than 17 when the rules are introduced next year will not be allowed to compete. Until then, those on the borderline have been ordered to see a doctor for advice about the effects of low weight and anorexia.
Earlier this month, Jens Larssen, who runs 8a, the world ranking organisation for rock climbing, announced his system might also introduce some sort of regulation. "I know for a fact that some of the very best female climbers are either anorexic or have been anorexic," he said. "It exists just as much at the top level of climbers as anywhere else. I know many of these people personally; they're my good friends but I don't want them to become role models."
Should governments or regulatory bodies be able to limit who takes part in sport, based on their body shape or size? Do other sports that require tiny, thin bodies take the same action? Do other sports lead to competitors developing eating disorders in this way? Is this a telling example of where eating disorders come from in the first place: simple competition amongst women and men to have the 'ideal' body?
There are concerns that a number of rock climbing athletes are shedding unhealthy... more
Former deputy prime minister John Prescott has told a British newspaper that he has suffered from bulimia, the eating disorder which causes victims to gorge on food and then vomit.
Prescott, who is remembered by most for punching a protester in the face in 2001, writes, “I’ve never confessed it before. Out of shame, I suppose, or embarrassment or just because it’s such a strange thing for someone like me to confess to. People normally associate it with young women - anorexic girls, models trying to keep their weight down, or women in stressful situations, like Princess Diana. I could sup a whole tin of Carnation condensed milk, just for the taste, stupid things like that. Marks & Spencer trifles, I still love them, one of my favourites. I can eat them for ever. Whenever I go to Mr Chu’s in Hull, my favourite Chinese restaurant in the whole world... I could eat my way through the entire menu. I thought, of course, I was being clever, and no one would ever know, but Pauline realised in the end. The signs in the toilet gave it away, and all the missing food”.Former deputy prime minister John Prescott has told a British newspaper that he has... more
Certain women have been denied health insurance by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield because of online writings and posts pointing to “emotional” causes of disorders such as bulimia and anorexia.
But why would this matter whether it was emotionally or biologically based? Here’s the catch:
The insurer is only required to pay for illnesses that are biologically based, so they are attempting to prove through Facebook, Myspace, etc. that the reasons behind them are purely emotional.
Certain women have been denied health insurance by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield... more