Being a teenager and trying to discover who you are is hard enough on someone’s self-esteem, but being a teenager...
Sacha Reeve struggled with eating disorders for nine years before she was hospitalized. Now, after months of treatment, rehab and a strong commitment to recovery, she's back to being healthy again.
Got 99 problems & idealizing hyper-thin bodies is one.
The use of thinspo and pro ana images on social blogging platforms is nothing new unfortunately. Tumblr has, in the past, made an effort to censor much of the images that feature very thin girls with taglines like, "Would you rather have a slice of pizza or a thigh gap?"
By university, most ladies probably know someone who has battled with anorexia, bulimia or some form of an eating disorder. Though it's not a gender specific disease, it is most prevalent in young women. Researchers from the London School of Economics recently did a study on eating disorders, finding them to be "socially transmitted diseases."
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We're all about celebrating a positive body image here at CollegeCandy and many of our readers claim the same thing. However we've noticed that while many commenters are quick to jump to the defense of curvy women, they're even quicker to accuse skinny women of having an eating disorder. This is one (skinny) CollegeCandy writer's reaction
If you want to lose a few pounds (or a lot of pounds) there are very healthy ways of doing so. Ways that don't require you to binge on exercising or skip meals. We asked our friend Erin, a health and diet connoisseur for the college female at Student Body, for her advice on dieting the healthy way.
My friend Tina (not her real name, obviously) suffered alternatively from anorexia and bulimia for years and she agreed to share her story. Her anorexia began when she was around eleven years old, and continued on and off. When she began to suffer from bulimia, she was fifteen. She used to throw up after every meal, no matter how small it was.
Ladies, in honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, it's time to ask ourselves, "Do I?" and "Am I?" It's about looking at our own lives, and figuring out what's healthy and what's not.
So maybe you’ve never gone more than 24 hours without food. Maybe you’ve never taken a laxative or made yourself throw up after eating too much. You don’t have an Eating Disorder. But how much of your day is spent thinking about food?
Here at CollegeCandy, we've discussed and confronted body issues many-a-times. Whether its about the downfall of too-skinny models, or the recent obsession of using plus-sized models for "contrast", these articles always incite heated debate. Even posts unrelated to the subject get pulled into the fire!
It's the hushed whispers in the floor bathroom after a girl walks out. It's skipping meals and doubling up on gym time. It's body-bashing other people's and your own body with your friends. It's losing friends and alienating people. It's taking a risk with your health. It's keeping quiet. It's time to talk about it!
Food. Body image. Health. Things we think about everyday. With ads on TV, in magazines, on the radio and with restaurants and fast food places changing menus to provide healthier options, it’s not our fault that food is on our minds a little bit too often. But did you know that even thinking about food could be having a dangerous affect on us?
Laurie Sliva is the founder and director of BRIDGES Camp for Girls, a self-esteem and leadership building summer camp. We...