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That Was the Week that Was! NEDA Week: Day 7




Today is the last day of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2014 and it has been an eye opening week for me. I don’t have any hard stats to back this up, but it feels as if this year’s week … Continue reading

01. March 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Body Image, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, Fashion, Size Acceptance, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Siblings: NEDA Week Day 6




The connection between siblings is one of the most unique relationships that many of us will experience in our lifetime.  Whether it is rooted in classic sibling rivalry, merged into one identity, or somewhere in between, the bond we have … Continue reading

28. February 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: BEDA, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Dr. Deah, Eating disorders, NEDA | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What We Can Do: Day 5 NEDA Week




Despite the well known saying, talk is NOT cheap,  Advertisers spend billions of dollars each year on ads telling us and selling us body hate messages.  And unless we unplug completely and live in a Samadhi Tank, we can not … Continue reading

27. February 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: BEDA, Binge Eating, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, Men and Eating Disorders, NEDA, Size Acceptance | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NEDA Week: Day 4: Dr. Who?




I used to watch the show Dr. Who religiously!  I LOVED it.  And I just returned from presenting at the Popular Culture Association Regional Conference in New Mexico on Healthism and Weight Stigma where they had three hour seminars on … Continue reading

26. February 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: BEDA, Binge Eating, Body Acceptance, Body Image, Dr. Deah, Eating disorders, NEDA, Size Acceptance | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 3 NEDA Week: Count Your Blah Blahssings Baby!!




If you are like most people, you thrive on positive reinforcement and disintegrate just a bit each time you are shamed or told you are wrong. So why do we give our power over to negative reinforcements like scales, diet … Continue reading

25. February 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: BEDA, Binge Eating, Body Acceptance, Body Image, diets, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, Fashion, Men and Eating Disorders, NEDA, Weight | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day Two of NEDA Week: I Had no Idea!




Eating disorders are serious illnesses, not lifestyle choices. “Eating disorders are complex illnesses that arise from a combination of long-standing behavioral, emotional, psychological, interpersonal, biological and social factors. As our natural body size and shape is largely determined by genetics, … Continue reading

24. February 2014 by Dr. Deah
Categories: BEDA, Binge Eating, Body Acceptance, Body Image, diets, Dr. Deah, Dr. Deah's Calmanac, Eating disorders, NEDA, Size Acceptance, Weight | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Practice Practice Practice!




Trigger Warning:  Discussion of Eating Disorders and Halloween Candy   None of us were born with a negative body image nor did it develop over night. So assuming we can instantaneously fix it just because we decide  to feel better … Continue reading

24. October 2013 by Dr. Deah
Categories: Binge Eating, Body Acceptance, Body Image, diets, Dr. Deah, Eating disorders, End Fat Talk, Guilt Free, HAES®, Love Your Body Day, Size Acceptance, Weight Stigma | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment