Kendall Jenner and Khloé Kardashian's comments about their sister Kim's weight loss have been accused of glorifying eating disorders.
Body positivity blogger Megan Jayne Crabbe recently took to Instagram to share her experience with body shaming at a young age.
Gina Susanna is an anorexia survivor, a body-positive blogger, and creator of the trending hashtag #embracethesquish. As a part of her commitment toward recovery, she's taken to Instagram to share photos of her newly acquired "belly rolls," "stretch marks," and "cellulite" as a way to dismantle some of the harmful ideas around weight gain.
Brenda Ray, 25, is a writer, singer and spoken word artist in Seattle, Washington. Ray recently wrote about her eating disorder on her personal blog — the first time she addressed the subject and her relationship to it. Ray tells Yahoo Beauty that she was motivated to finally put her experiences with her eating disorder into writing after noticing that she “had been really stressed” out in her life recently.
This young mother-to-be is sharing her eating disorder struggle. “Even if you’re not experiencing anything in the moment, I think it can never hurt to check in with a professional just to get a sense of how you’re feeling — not only about how your body is changing, but how your life is changing,” she says.
Researchers have discovered genetic mutations that give people a 90 percent chance of developing an eating disorder. Researchers have long explored the idea that a person’s likelihood of developing an eating disorder — specifically anorexia nervosa and bulimia — has a genetic component. According to a new study conducted by scientists from the University of Iowa and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, heredity plays a more important role than we ever knew.
Last week, a woman on a train overstepped those boundaries and gave a letter to a stranger who appeared to be suffering from an eating disorder. “Hello, I’m really sorry if writing this letter is a step out of line,” reads the note, which was handed to a woman calling herself “Rose” on the train to Brighton, England, according to Metro UK. The words that followed were the opposite of offensive to Rose, who let the Recover Clinic (an eating disorder clinic) post the letter on Instagram to share its message and possibly find its author, who walked away quickly after delivering it.
When Jean-Marie Menzies, a mom of three, noticed that her 16-year-old daughter was making drastic changes to her diet, she became very concerned. Over a six-month period, her daughter, Phoebe Brettell, had lost a lot of weight — and while she wanted to intervene, she feared her words might alienate Phoebe and make things worse. In March 2016, Phoebe approached her mother.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — An anorexic and bulimic woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request.
Christie Begnell illustrated her inner thoughts to show people how anorexia feels. After a bad breakup at 19, Christie Begnell’s depression spiraled into suicidal thoughts, and she started to use food as a coping mechanism. Christie Begnell was dangerously ill.
Connie Inglis, a young woman living in Leeds, England, has used social media to raise awareness about body image positivity and also to document her daring battle with anorexia. Today, Inglis has emerged as an online activist of sorts, helping women embrace their imperfections while also learning to do the same for herself. On her Instagram page, a stirring side-by-side image of Inglis details how small she had gotten just a year before.
“When I got the email I started screaming,” says Faith (whose hometown in the mag is listed as “British Columbia”). “It’s been surreal.” ALSO SEE: Woman loses more than 100 pounds in 9 months – without surgery! People discovered Faith through her Instagram account, where she speaks openly about her struggles with excess weight, poor body image, and food addiction. Faith used to go to three different Dairy Queens to get the same thing—Skor Blizzards with extra fudge and extra Skor—so that the staff working the drive-through wouldn’t recognize her. She would spray her car with air freshener afterward so that no one would catch on to her secret snacks. After the birth of her first child in 2000, Faith weighed 220 pounds and wore size 44 men’s pants.
I didn’t have support at the worst stage of my eating disorder and it reinforced the idea I could (should) do things on my own.
It is very possible the girl or boy you eat lunch with twice a week is dealing with mental health issues and trying to get better.
Truly, it boggles my mind how parents, in the year 2016, can still claim ignorance to the pitfalls and dangers of body image issues for both girls and boys.
A new study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that people who spend more time on sites and apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook are more likely to struggle with body image issues, and even suffer from eating disorders. 1,765 American adults, ages 19 through 32, participated. Depending on how much time the study’s participants spent scrolling through social media, they were 2.2 - 2.6 times more likely to report concerns regarding their eating habits and body image than those who rarely logged on. There’s also a chicken/egg proponent: The study was unable to determine which comes first, having bad body vibes or obsessing over social media.
In 2014, only 10,000 people were receiving treatment for eating disorders, according to Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
A Twitter campaign that’s been targeting Blue Shield of California on behalf of a teenager who has had her anorexia treatment denied is serving to highlight a common problem faced by eating-disorder sufferers: Their insurance carriers often do not want to pay the medical bills. #ApproveSudol is a campaign that’s ongoing.
Since recently reading an article in which a woman described an anorexia sufferer as “selfish,” “dishonest” and “attention seeking,” I’ve been unable to shake it from my mind. After three years of fearing this about myself throughout my own struggles with anorexia, I have finally learned to look at my eating disorder in a different way — I now understand and have been helped to understand it is an illness that I did not choose.
The unfortunately named British megastore B&M has found itself in the cr*pper after one of its products went viral for all the wrong reasons.