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How Are You Feeling? Talking to a Friend About Eating Disorder Concerns

By Adam Pope--One cannot be certain an individual has an eating disorder solely by their appearance. In fact, several signs of disordered eating may be viewed by some people as normal behavior—for example, runners adhere to strict workout regimens and people with diabetes often need to eat at specific times. 

It is not one or several habits that make an eating disorder diagnosis, but the severity and frequency of the habits. Even then, the only person qualified to diagnose an individual with an eating disorder is a qualified medical professional.

3 Ways to Create a Safe Space for Athletes of All Sizes

By Rachael Hershon--Back when I was in high school, I was a varsity softball player. I’m sure many people would be in shocked by the previous sentence, seeing that I am clearly a fat woman, and that I was even fatter in high school.

5 Things You (Maybe) Didn’t Know About Eating Disorders

By Laura Porter--Fill in the blank: “______ has an eating disorder.”

Trauma, Social Justice, and Eating Disorders

By Kira Rakova--For those with an understanding of mental health, the connection between eating disorders and trauma is nothing new. In a society where individuals affected by disordered eating are often shamed for not being able to “just stop,” we must recognize the deeper causes of disordered eating.

All or Nothing: Rethinking New Year's Food Resolutions

By Taylor Kirkham--"We have decided that we are going to be a sugar-free dorm room." These bold words came confidently out of my college friend’s mouth as her and her roommate quickly transferred their sweets into a box outside their door labeled "Free Food."

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