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Eating Disorders

3 Lies Teen Girls Believe | Orlando Teen Counselor Dana West, LCSW

3 Lies Teen Girls Believe | Orlando & Winter Park Teen Counselor Dana West, LCSW

Ever stopped and wondered what happened to my sweet little baby girl while glancing at you’re teenage daughter struggling with self-esteem, relationships, and mood swings? It seems that it is a rite of passage in our society for teenage girls […]

Current Trends In Eating Disorders | 6 Facts You Likely Didn’t Know!

Celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Nicole Richie, Ashlee Simpson, Oprah Winfrey, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Wynonna Judd have each shared, publicly, their issues with eating. Their openness contributes to increased attention and understanding of eating related issues. Increased diagnoses of eating disorders may be due to better detection and society’s increased understanding of eating disorders. […]

What is Holiday Eating & Overeating? 5 Symptoms of Over Eating

Can’t resist that extra portion? Have to go through that drive through? Have to eat dessert, or maybe two?

Now that the holidays are behind us, many will turn their focus to improving health and shedding unwanted pounds. The average American gains SEVEN pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.  How can you tell the […]

Tips for Helping a Friend who is Cutting

Tips for helping a friend who is cutting

Tips if Pregnant with an Eating Disorder – Pregorexia

Generally speaking, diet, health and nutrition remain front and center of our culture’s media, I’ve seen little on disordered eating in the past several years, save one topic: “Pregorexia.” While disordered eating may be life threatening for the person with the disorder, this apparent rise in disordered eating during pregnancy, “pregorexia,” affects two or […]

10 Tips to Improve Self-Concept – We’re not Fat! We’re Fabulous!

Is bigger better? Some fuller figured women are repulsed by the thought of using plus sized models for product ads.

Various studies show that body image is directly related to self-esteem issues in young women; however, a new study at Arizona State University found that plus-size models can not sell products as effectively as thinner […]