Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Research Finds That Bingeing Increases Opioids In Brain Area That Controls Food Intake

Overconsumption of fatty, sugary foods leads to changes in brain receptors, according to new animal research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The new research results are being presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), July 28 - August 1, 2009, the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior. The results have implications for understanding bulimia and other binge eating disorders.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Adapting & Expectations

I find that I often cannot control circumstances and this can be S-T-R-E-S-S-F-U-L! I observe many of us folks with a tendency toward eating disordered behavior seem to have a particularly low tolerance for frustration and stress. Hence the eating disordered behaviors becomes an attempt to self soothe. It is actually far more effective to examine our expectations and consider adapting to "what is" rather than "what we expected". I can reframe a frustrating situation by telling myself "I would prefer that............but, I can accept that it is this way for now". Results in a happier person who can live in the moment more fully!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Are you located in or near Washington, DC? Then come support the Eating Disorders Coalition (EDC) in their fight against eating disorders! Enjoy a night of hand-pressed cocktail infusions, raffle prizes from area restaurants, spas, yoga studios, and a live auction, hosted by EDC Junior Board members Allie Moore and Jamie Larson. All proceeds go directly to the Eating Disorders Coalition.

When: Wednesday, July 29 at 5PM

Where: Wisdom Cocktail Lounge
1432 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003

Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Admission includes a hand-shaken cocktail, a raffle ticket, and free appetizers.

Click here to register

Don’t miss the party and the chance to support the EDC in Washington!

Eating Disorders Coalition

Sunday, July 12, 2009

How Americans feel about their weight and size

US Weight perceptions changing?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee is looking for ROLE Models whose real beauty shines from within for Fashion for EveryBODY 2009. Sound like anyone you know? If so, we want to make them a "ROLE model"!

Nominate yourself or someone you know by Wednesday, July 15, 2009 for a chance to walk the runway with country recording artists Emily West and Dean Brody.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

A project supporting families of people with eating disorders faces close because of a loss of funding.

Norwich-based Beat needs £20,000 to continue a project helping the siblings of people with eating disorders for another year.

Property investment company Targetfollow funded the first year but now needs the money for other projects.

Beat chief executive Susan Ringwood called the loss of funding for the project disappointing.

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Monday, July 06, 2009

Men and Eating Disorders

Young heterosexual men are falling prey to eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia just as much as women and gay men - and their numbers are increasing, a leading specialist has warned.
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