Common Male Eating Disorder Symptoms

Eating disorders are serious, potentially life-threatening mental illnesses. While eating disorders are often portrayed as illnesses that only affect females, this simply isn’t the case. It’s estimated that eight to 10 million people in the United States suffer from an eating disorder, and around 10 percent of those are men. However, the number is thought to be much higher, as … Read More

5 Facts About Anorexia Nervosa

We all struggle with weight and body image issues to some degree. After all, our society places so much importance on being thin. Between the diets, “lose weight quick” schemes, and magazine covers telling us to lose weight, it’s hard to feel comfortable in your own skin. However, there are some people who struggle more than others and ultimately develop … Read More

What is Binge Eating? 5 Things You Need To Know

Though recovery is often associated with drugs and alcohol, there are other disorders that require treatment as well. One such disorder is binge eating disorder (BED), which involves lacking control and over-indulging in food. Though it sounds simple, there are numerous things you should know if you or a loved one are battling binge eating.  1.  What exactly is binge … Read More

Why Eating Disorders Are About More Than Just Food

  Our society has become one that prides itself on body image and being thin. Everyday we are bombarded with ads for fad diets, fat burners and “get fit quick” methods, along with models and celebrities to compare ourselves with. Almost everyone is conscientious of their weight to a degree. However, there are sadly some that take food and weight … Read More

What Are The Causes Of An Eating Disorder?

  Many of us that struggle with an addiction or disorder, or love someone who is, are often left asking the questions, “Why?” The exact cause of an eating disorder is unclear, but there are several factors that can put you at a greater risk for developing one. Eating disorders can involve a range of conditions from obsession with food, … Read More

The 4 Components Of Eating Disorder Treatment

When you’ve come to understand and accept your eating disorder, a long road of recovery lies ahead. The learning process on how to heal starts with treatment. I’m sure one thing you may find most nerve-racking is what to expect in treatment. Although each treatment program is tailored uniquely to each person, there are certain components you’ll be able to … Read More