Eating Disorders–The Disturbing Truth

August 13, 2011 by  
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The most disturbing “alternatives” to eating healthily are unfortunately, eating disorders. Most commonly, anorexia is chosen by people who feel that healthy eating still has too many calories involved. Although associated primarily with teenage girls and young women, anorexia is not limited to that section of society.

Although it is generally accepted that the only truly reliable way to avoid weight gain is to eat healthily and exercise, the truth is that for many people, this seems like a hell of a grind. It takes a lot of effort, and it can be a while before you see substantial results from it – so taking a short cut becomes more attractive.

Bulimia, a disorder from the same family as anorexia, is becoming more and more common. Bulimia sufferers will eat where anorexics starve themselves, and will often binge to the point where they are uncomfortably full before inducing vomiting to ensure that food is not digested. While both anorexia and bulimia do allow sufferers to lose weight and keep it off, they carry very real dangers.

Although being slim is considered to be the glittering prize by many, it is at a price. If you are not eating the right nutrients, or are purging them through vomiting, it is impossible to keep clear, healthy skin and hair, and your energy levels will go through the floor. It is also unlikely that anorexics or bulimia sufferers will get to a point where they feel thin enough, and many can go to the point of killing themselves through malnutrition.

Anorexia & Bulimia: Emotional Safety & Balance Will Help Protect

One of the best ways to protect your child from developing bulimia or anorexia is to make your home a safe place. You want them to be able to feel, communicate and learn how to respond to their emotions.

Publish Date: 08/12/2011 11:07

http://ed-eatingdisorders.com/anorexia-bulimia-emotional-safety-balance-will-help-protect-your-kids-from-eating-disorders/

The Truth About Online Anorexia | Documentary Heaven | Watch

Fearne Cotton examines the ongoing trend for super-slim women and immerses herself in the worrying world of pro-ana websites who encourage anorexia and.

Publish Date: 08/06/2011 15:29

http://documentaryheaven.com/the-truth-about-online-anorexia/

Eating Disorder Recovery: Michelle’s Story, Part 2 | Weightless

Michelle shares her story of struggling and recovering from various eating disorders.

Publish Date: 08/11/2011 9:00

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/weightless/2011/08/eating-disorder-recovery-michelles-story-part-2/

Anorexia and Bulimia in Teenagers: Being Aware of the Signs of

Anorexia and bulimia are unfortunately common eating disorders among teenagers. By noticing the signs, parents have a good chance of halting the condition.

Publish Date: 02/04/2008 18:20

http://catherineowen.suite101.com/anorexia-and-bulimia-in-teenagers-a43642.html

Benefits of Healthy Eating and Your Mental Health

July 13, 2011 by  
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The importance of eating healthily is well known to us all. Without the right diet, it is hard to live the life we would all like to, keeping energy levels high and being able to do the things we enjoy. However, it is not all about the physical benefits of a healthy diet. The benefits of healthy eating can have a beneficial effect on your mental well-being too.
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Beware of Healthy Food Choices

June 4, 2011 by  
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If eating healthily was as easy as it should be, then the diet industry – books, DVDs, diet plans themselves and exercise equipment – would be in the doldrums. The fact that it is thriving to this day is a sign that, as much as we would like to think it, dieting is not easy or straightforward.

We like to think of pasta as being the healthy option – many of us will replace fries with a serving of pasta when we are trying to lose weight – but unless we are careful, we can end up gaining more weight for the addition of a healthier food such as pasta to our diet. A lot of it comes down to what we eat with that pasta and avoiding some of the healthy food excesses. In some cases it is a thick, creamy sauce or a salad dressing that contains a bunch of calories. And even plain pasta can be a weight gain nightmare if we don’t get the exercise to work off those carbs.

Very often it is not what we eat but how we cook it that is the issue. Many of us will, for example, quite enjoy a nice steak every once in a while – as long as the fat is trimmed. But how we cook it affects how good it is for us. If you are frying it in oil or butter, then it will become unhealthy very quickly. If, however, you grill it or sear it in a pan, there is certainly no harm to enjoying it.

One of the most enjoyable quick meals is a chicken breast with baby potatoes. Now, boiled potatoes can hardly be a diet destroyer, can they? Again, it depends what is done with them. If they are tipped out of the pan and have a mound of butter melted over them, they’re as much a risk as fries. If they are drizzled with a little olive oil, then they’re more than fine.