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Phone In Eating Disorder Symptoms?

 

If you have an eating disorder you know that if you are in the middle of a binge or purge or running on the treadmill, you are not going to answer the phone. However, researchers continue to attempt to quanitfy prevalence of eating disorders, in this case, by phone.
The researchers conducted a phone survey of 1,500 urban women, most of them nonsmokers and university graduates. The average age was 31.

None of the women was classified as anorexic, and only 1 percent met the criteria for bulimia (bingeing and purging). However, almost 14 percent reported binge eating one to seven times per month, while nearly 3 percent occasionally used vomiting, laxatives, or diuretics for weight control.

Brittany Murphy: some anorexia thoughts

One of the great tragedies of anorexia is that a skeletal body means so much more than thinness. The body's organs are breaking down. The hormonal system has lost a healthy balance. Cells of the brain are starving.

All this contributes, not only to severely damaged health, but also to impaired thinking. A malnourished brain does not function well.

All You Can Eat Buffets: how to survive them

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If you have an eating disorder all you can eat buffets can seem a great binge bonanza or a nightmare. Here’s a way to redefine your experience, eat well and claim your personal power.

Huge fat butt? or Enslaved by fashion industry?

Question: Oh, no!  What should I do? My natal cleft (butt crack) shows when I bend down in my jeans or when my friend picks me up. I must have such a huge fat butt! I'm so embarrassed.

Why would you jump to the conclusion that a piece of fabric determines your size and beauty?

Your butt is just fine. Please remember, your jeans are the end result of an entire industry pushing a product to make money. If you let the designing and marketing machinery have power to set you off in criticizing your body parts

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JoannaPoppink Your eating disorder challenge: move beyond recovery to renewal https://t.co/7n7MrQdiuc
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JoannaPoppink When tension builds, avoid a relapse. Read or reread Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorde… https://t.co/pV2gYOP2xq
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JoannaPoppink An international team of neuroscientists scanned the brains of lifelong bullies and found something grim: Bullies’… https://t.co/YTsEW5iabQ
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JoannaPoppink Mental Health Experts Silenced on Trump by New Ethics Rule https://t.co/eAnePKooCs
JoannaPoppink Meaning of Your Dreams: Eating disorders keep you on the surface. Dreams go deep. How to understand and benefit fr… https://t.co/c9Dg5VYpzQ

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