Eating Disorders

Learn what you really lose when you starve yourself.  How it can actually make you gain weight. In an attempt to lose weight, people often think that by severely restricting their caloric intake they will achieve their goal. Initially, there is some weight ...

Many individuals abuse laxatives in the hopes of controlling or losing weight.  This is actually not an effective means for weight loss as laxatives stimulate the large intestine to release its contents, however, food passes first through the stomach and ...

Binge Eating Disorder is characterized as recurrent episodes of binge eating that, on average, occur at least 2 days a week for 6 months. Persons with binge eating disorder feel the compulsion to eat large amounts of food and often feel out of control to...

Individuals suffering from bulimia find themselves caught in the devastating and addictive binge-purge cycle.  Bulimia is characterized by binge eating followed by harmful compensatory behaviors in an effort to prevent weight gain.  A binge episode is ...

Eating disorders are characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior.  Statistics show that 80% of individuals who develop an eating disorder began their dysfunctional relationship with food through dieting.   For many individuals, there first ...

Anorexia is characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight, severe restriction of caloric intake, and the refusal to maintain a minimum normal body weight.  People suffering from anorexia experience a severe distortion in their body image.  Obsessive ...

Bigorexia/Muscle Dysmorphia Individuals suffering from bigorexia also known as muscle dysmorphia, constantly worry about being too small and frail looking and are obsessed with gaining muscle mass.  Though this disorder is more common in men, it also occurs ...

Orthorexia Nervosa Orthorexia Nervosa is not as well known or discussed as Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa, nor is it a recognized medical diagnosis, meaning that, to date, insurance companies will not reimburse for the treatment of orthorexia. This disorder has ...