Eating Disorders

Proud2Bme Poll: 76% of Readers Compare Themselves to Images on Social Media "All the Time"

By Kaitlin Irwin--Last month’s Proud2Bme poll results showed a dismal reality, one that needs to be discussed openly and honestly.

5 Reasons Why BMI is a Waste of Time

By Danielle Lowe--According to a study done by the International Journal of Obesity, 29% of obese and 16% of morbidly obese (according to Body Mass Index or BMI) participants were found to still be metabolically healthy.

The Problem with “Before and After” Photos in Eating Disorder Recovery

By Laura Porter--If you’ve seen mainstream reporting on eating disorders recovery, you’ve probably seen the all-too-common “before and after” pictures.

Yahoo Survey Exposes Misconceptions Around Eating Disorders

By Lauren Myers--For many people, “eating disorder” is merely a term, something that they have heard people speak about in the media or when someone has said that they wish they had that problem.

3 Ways the University Of Idaho’s Body Positive Week Undermines Eating Disorder Sufferers

The University of Idaho has announced that they are replacing National Eating Disorders Awareness Week with Body Positive Week, inviting students to “increase their self-esteem by improving the way they see their bodies” by hosting body-positive events.

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