Jun 7, 2019

Zoe Kravitz Opens Up About Decade-Long Eating Disorder

Being a teenager and trying to discover who you are is hard enough on someone’s self-esteem, but being a teenager...

Apr 29, 2019

Australian Student Miraculously Recovers From 9-Year Battle With Eating Disorders

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.

Jun 30, 2017

Someone Complimented Lily Collins On The Weight She Lost To Play An Anorexic Woman

Got 99 problems & idealizing hyper-thin bodies is one.

Like Tumblr & Pinterest, Instagram Has Pro Ana/Thinspo Problem [Candy Dish]

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?"

Jan 10, 2013

Sex in the News: Anorexia the Socially Transmitted Disease

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."

Candy Dish: This is a great idea. Not.

• E!'s new plastic surgery competition show can't end well • 8 things that are okay in moderation • Which gorgeous actor openly admits to having a small penis? • Snooki's battle with anorexia • Can we agree to stop over-analyzing J. Simp's weight • How can I stop men from ogling me?

Sep 16, 2010

Sep 8, 2010

Just Because I’m Thin Doesn’t Mean I Have an Eating Disorder

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

Feb 27, 2010

Losing Weight The Healthy Way

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.

Feb 26, 2010

Down to the Bones: An Interview With Anorexia and Bulimia

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.

Feb 25, 2010

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Do I? Am I?

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.

Feb 24, 2010

You Don’t Have to Be Anorexic To Have An Eating Disorder

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?

Feb 23, 2010

Eating Disorders: How To Help a Friend in Need

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!

Feb 22, 2010

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: It’s Time to Talk About It!

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!

Jul 10, 2009

When Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy

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?

Feb 22, 2009

Challenge: Change the Definition of Beauty

Laurie Sliva is the founder and director of BRIDGES Camp for Girls, a self-esteem and leadership building summer camp.  We...