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.

To A Roommate Who Has Hit Rock Bottom [Open Letter]

It pains me to see you harm your body just to fit into a small group of society.

Jun 8, 2012

Candy Dish: Crazy In Love

•K-Stew and Rob Patt are "madly in love" •What? Sasha and Malia Obama aren't allowed to pig out either? •Mark Salling (from Glee) was a bird-loving hippie before he got famous! •Style Challenge: Dress Remixing

Feb 10, 2012

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 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 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?

Apr 16, 2009

Alcoholic Bulimia and the Girls Who Pull the Trigger

I remember those naive high school days when puking during a rager meant that a) you couldn't control your liquor and b) the party was over, for you. That's why I was shocked one night during my freshman year of college, when my friend came back from the bathroom and proudly announced, "Oh, man, I just puked my brains out!"

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...

Feb 6, 2009

T-Shirts Remind Us to Love Ourselves

When we decided to devote a week on CollegeCandy to eating disorder awareness, we wanted to get some facts and...