Eating Disorders

Thanksgiving is my family’s favorite holiday. Is it one of yours too? There’s something so powerful about a holiday that everyone celebrates in America because it is part of American culture, not religion.  But you know what can really ruin a good holiday meal? Fat Talk. Hold the Fat Talk! 10 Tips for a Fat […]

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Rebecca Tishman, our teen college blogger, has openly told our readers her story of eating disorders and recovery over the last 2 years. Her frank insight and bold discussion has helped many understand the many facets of eating disorders during the teen years and how they can be a support to others who are facing […]

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As you know, I often talk about asset development in our young people.  When they find and take hold of their their SPARK (Support, Passion, Action, Reason and Knowledge), they are able to put their energy into something so positive that, while it may not negate the negative, it can create a louder, more convincing […]

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“The aversion toward chubbiness has been shown to begin at a very young age. According to research conducted in 2009 by the University of Central Florida and reported in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology, nearly half of three- to- six year old girls worry about being fat.” —

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It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2011. After speaking with hundreds of girls about body image issues, eating disorders, and the intense pressure to lose weight, it’s vital that we know the signs of full blown, life-threatening eating disorders.  Actually, one of the number one questions I’m asked when presenting to parents is “how do […]

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Eating Disorders. The Recovery process is a hard road and the length of struggle varies depending on the person. Many wouldn’t dispute that there is no silver bullet.  What may be controversial is my colleague, Jenni Schaefer’s concept that one can indeed recover fully from an Eating Disorder. But more and more, those who have […]

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As a father to a 20-month-old girl, this just may be the most important book I’ve read since becoming a parent. Do something special for the girls in your life and read this book. — Chris Singer, Book Dads, reviewing

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Dr. Robyn Silverman talks about Good Girls Don’t Get Fat The Body Bully Within Attacks Our Body Image Here’s just a few nuggets of the conversation from Good Girls Don’t Get Fat and The  Today Show segment on body image and girls: Who is the body bully and how pervasive is it? The body bully […]

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Hold the Fat Talk! 10 Tips for a Fat (Talk) Free Holiday Dinner A collaborative body image article by Good Girls Don’t Get Fat, I talk about establishing a Fat Talk Free Zone in order to take charge of what kind of “talk” you surround yourself with on a daily basis.  Holidays, of course, are […]

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