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Holidays and Eating Mindfully

By Rebecca Cooper

November 28, 2012 | 7:45 am

As the holidays are well upon us, you man be looking for that perfect diet. You want to look your best for the family and friends you may not have seen since last holiday season. You have... read on

  • National Diabetes Awareness Month: Sugar isn’t such a sweet Deal!

    By Rebecca Cooper

    November 1, 2012 | 10:04 am

    As we enter November's National Diabetes Awareness Month , a closer look at Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup may help to explain America's rise in obesity, diabetes and the new focus on food addiction.

    Ironically, when the government ordered cocaine removed from all Coca-Cola... read on

  • Sororities and Disordered Eating in Young Women

    By Rebecca Cooper

    October 10, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    As we enter the beginning of October and many of our sons and daughters return to college campuses it made me think about the role peer pressure and being around the sorority culture plays a key role in influencing the way we think about our body image.

    “A binge-purge party is a... read on

  • Male Anorexia is a Real Problem

    By Rebecca Cooper

    June 26, 2012 | 2:54 pm

    When in history has a male ever been concerned about fitting into a pair of skinny jeans? Media has hyper-focused on the skinny male model. Today’s fashion is geared towards the emaciated male in a pair of skinny jeans. This male body image does not occur naturally unless someone... read on

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  • The True Freedom of Eating Disorder Recovery (Part III)

    By Rebecca Cooper

    November 7, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Eating disorder recovery is not like alcohol and drug recovery. When you’re recovering from an eating disorder you usually experience more of a stair step approach or zigzag instead of a straight-line recovery. When you hit something that’s very impactful it may cause you to engage... read on

  • The True Freedom of Eating Disorder Recovery (Part II)

    By Rebecca Cooper

    October 20, 2011 | 10:11 am

    Early recovery is difficult. When we stopped the eating disorder, feelings start to surface. Many times you do not even know what the feeling is. So one of the first new skills in recovery is to be able to identify your feelings. You cannot take care of yourself if you don’t even... read on

  • The True Freedom of Eating Disorder Recovery (Part I)

    By Rebecca Cooper

    October 12, 2011 | 12:28 pm

    It is hard to explain to someone who has never had an eating disorder the freedom it is to be out of one. Everyone in recovery will tell you that it’s not necessarily all the behaviors that accompany the eating disorders but it is the obsessive, continual chatter that is in your head... read on

  • Disconnection from Our Appetite

    By Rebecca Cooper

    September 26, 2011 | 10:51 am

    Some of us are so disconnected from our appetite, our Self, and feelings that we are getting caught up in mindless habitual eating or yo-yo dieting. Some of us don’t know when we are hungry or full. We may confuse an emotion or feeling with being hungry. We may use food to comfort... read on

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