Expert Advice

How Much of Your Time is Wasted on Weight Worries?

"Think of the most time consuming relationship you’ve ever had. Imagine it was with the most demanding person you’d ever met. That was life with Ed," says Jenni Schaefer. (Ed=eating disorder)

Should You Diet?

Q: One-third of all teen girls are on diets and more than 70% say they wish they could be thinner. We hear so much about how thin=healthy, thin=beautiful and thin=happy, but what's the REAL truth?

Is dieting a good idea or is it hazardous to your health?

A: "Dieting is so seductive. It gives us hope, the promise of weight loss and happiness. But it just doesn’t deliver on its promises," says Linda Bacon, Ph.D., a nutrition professor, eating disorders expert, and author of Health at Every Size.

Poll

Does your campus have eating disorder resources?
 

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This site was developed in partnership with Riverduinen and made possible by generous contributions from JPMorgan Chase, Globant, the University of Delaware, and The Hilda & Preston Davis Foundation.

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