Can You Exercise If You're Being Treated For Exercise Bulimia?

Some people can't stop exercising. They just can't get enough. They are so obsessive about exercise that they have to be treated for a condition called exercise bulimia. Part of their treatment, oddly enough, is more exercise.

Bulimia is a condition that compels people who have it to purge their bodies of what they feel are excess calories. Some methods of purging are, well, icky. There are people who purge by inducing vomiting, taking laxatives, dehydrating themselves with diuretics, or revving up their metabolisms with caffeine.

Drunkorexia and Bulimia: A Dangerous Combination

Alcohol has been a fixture on college and university campuses for many generations. The same cannot be said for drunkorexia, which is a fairly new phenomenon. This condition is the result of a combination of three factors: food restriction, bulimia, and alcohol abuse. This allows drunkorexia and bulimia to meld together so easily.

It is unique to females. Essentially, drunkorexia is when an individual consumes little to no food throughout the day then drinks an enormous amount of alcohol during the nighttime hours.

The Relationship Between Autoimmune and Eating Disorders

In this post, I discuss new research on the complicated link between autoimmune diseases and eating disorders. Autoimmune diseases are chronic illnesses in which a host’s immune system fails to distinguish between self and foreign cells, and as a result attacks the body’s tissues and organs. Eating disorders (e.g., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating) are conditions associated with abnormal consumption of and relationship to food. 

Fussy eater’ rendered blind by daily diet of french fries and potato chips

A British teen who took picky eating to the extreme, living on little more than a daily order of fries from his local fish and chip shop and Pringles, is now virtually blind, doctors report in a case highlighting a relatively new eating disorder — “avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder.”

“Popular media have highlighted the risks for poor cardiovascular health, obesity and cancer associated with junk food, but poor nutrition can also permanently damage the nervous system, particularly vision,” his doctors reported Tuesday in Annals of Internal Medicine.

I Thought Running Was a Release. It Was Really an Addiction

“Hey hun, have you seen my sneakers... the orange ones?”

Food Diaries Stink

You have lots of good reasons not to keep a food diary:

  1. Someone else might see it
  2. It makes you obsess about your eating
  3. You feel judged
  4. If you see what you eat, you’ll feel bad
  5. If I see what you eat, you’ll be embarrassed
  6. It’s a waste of time; you’ve done it before and nothing changed

I get it. I’ve kept a food diary before. The mean kind that makes you feel (insert your personal negative emotion here) because you weren’t perfect. If your experience with food diaries is anything like mine, you kept track of:

Getting Your Teen with an Eating Disorder Ready for the First Day Back at School

It’s almost the first day of school and parents of students with eating disorders have additional concerns to address on top of the usual back to school frenzy. Transitions can be tough for all teens—they are especially difficult for those with eating disorders. However, there are some preparations you can make to help things go more smoothly.

New podcast released with a dedication to finding a solution to eating disorders

New podcast from Australia's InsideOut Institute has recently launched with the dedication to finding a solution to eating disorders. 

More information here:  https://insideoutinstitute.org.au/podcasts

Wake Up Weight Watchers

**Visit: www.wakeupweightwatchers.com for more information and actions steps.

On August13th, Weight Watchers rolled out Kurbo, a nutrition and weight-loss app for kids as young as 8, and up to 17. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, every 62 minutes at least one person dies as a direct result from an eating disorder. This app will literally kill people.

How stress can curb the desire to eat in an animal model

Eating disorder researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat. Findings appear in Nature Communications.

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