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Eating Disorders

A look at our relationship with food—and how what we eat is often symbolic of who we are.

Phys Ed
Phys Ed

Fitspo Culture Created a Whole New Level of Body Expectations for Women

The quest for a toned body adds just one more thing to strive for, another layer of pressure.
Frances Bozsik
Brooke L. Bennett
3.29.18
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

Let’s Call ‘Detox Teas’ What They Really Are: Laxatives

“Those diet teas are a travesty."
Christine Ro
3.11.18
Transformations
Transformations

My Addictions Defined Me Before I Got Sober

I am not Liv, the addict. I'm just Liv.
Michelle Malia
3.2.18
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

Could You Give Your Kids an Eating Disorder?

If you have a first-degree female relative with an eating disorder, you're about ten times more likely to have one in your lifetime.
Meeri Kim
2.23.18
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

Pro-Eating Disorder Communities Thrive on Instagram

Building identities out of what we eat and how we look is inescapable.
Aurora Stewart de Peña
2.23.18
intolerant
intolerant

Food Intolerance Tests Are Shoddy Science and Traps for Disordered Eating

Trendy food intolerance tests aren't accurate, but they fuel our obsession with what we can and cannot eat.
Shayla Love
2.23.18
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

The Size of My Breasts Never Let Me Have the Body I Wanted

"I started exercising multiple times a day, taking smaller plates to trick myself into thinking I was eating more. Still, nothing changed. My boobs were ever present."
Gabriella Geisinger
2.23.18
Meducation
Meducation

MDMA Could Help Treat Eating Disorders

Ironic, given that people used to use it as an anorexia aid.
Natasha Preskey
2.8.18
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

What Can Gyms Do if They Think Someone Has an Eating Disorder?

“The safe legal action may not feel like the right moral action.”
Michelle Malia
2.2.18
mental health
mental health

Autism and Eating Disorders Often Go Hand in Hand

“I eat a lot of coin-shaped licorice. I love that all the pieces of licorice have the same shape, because it gives me a consistent sensation in my mouth.”
Carleen de Jong
2.1.18
Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

A Fifth of Gay Men Have Avoided Sex Because of Body Shame

They're also 10 times as likely as straight men to have an eating disorder.
Justin Lehmiller
1.9.18
anorexia
anorexia

This Is What It's Like to be Pregnant and Anorexic

Just because you're terrified of gaining weight doesn't mean you don't want to be a mom.
Adriana Ivanova
12.27.17