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The damaging mental health impact of weight loss advertising

The damaging mental health impact of weight loss advertising | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it

A psychotherapist explains how advertising that promotes weight loss affects how we view food and our own bodies.

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I was really pleased to be asked to contribute to this Metro article on the damage that diet adverts cause.
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Why the government is getting it wrong on obesity and coronavirus

Why the government is getting it wrong on obesity and coronavirus | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
Norfolk-based psychotherapist Julie de Rohan says a drive to reduce UK obesity rates is a big mistake
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Read my article in this week's EDP about why people with BED and other overeating issues are overlooked in the Government's new weight-loss drive.
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Obsessing over fitness apps is decidedly bad for your health

Obsessing over fitness apps is decidedly bad for your health | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
Self-tracking tools are not troubling per se – but, having recovered from anorexia, I know how damaging it can be to fixate on data , writes Arwa Mahdawi
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Dieting does not work, researchers report

Dieting does not work,  researchers report | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
Will you lose weight and keep it off if you diet? No, probably not, UCLA researchers report in the April issue of American Psychologist.
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Coronavirus: How to avoid overeating when working from home 

Coronavirus: How to avoid overeating when working from home  | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
Stress eating is a common and understandable response to work-life distress. But for the longer term, it’s useful to develop some alternative strategies for managing emotions.
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16 Ways To Practice Radical Acceptance | Cultivating Contentment & Happiness

16 Ways To Practice Radical Acceptance | Cultivating Contentment & Happiness | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what it really means to accept something?Does such an attitude mean that we give up on the possibility of change for ourselves, other...
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Your COVID Kitchen: How To Reorganize For These Strange Times

Your COVID Kitchen: How To Reorganize For These Strange Times | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
Our kitchens will be working overtime while we're working from home, and while we're stocking up to limit trips out, these tips can keep us organized.
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How Do I Stop Caring So Much About My Weight?

How Do I Stop Caring So Much About My Weight? | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
Having grown up in a world that promotes weight loss, food restriction, and the life goal of being skinny, how can we break free from diet culture?How can we...
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I know you can recover from an eating disorder, but not in a system on its knees | The Guardian

I know you can recover from an eating disorder, but not in a system on its knees | The Guardian | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
Although community-based treatment can improve outcomes, it must not be at the expense of vital inpatient services...
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How to Be OK With Weight Gain While Intuitive Eating

How to Be OK With Weight Gain While Intuitive Eating | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
You're sick of all the dieting bullsh*t and have embarked on a new, wonderful, healthy journey of intuitive eating.You're working on listening to your hunger...
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Intuitive eating during teenage years linked to better mental health and eating behaviors in adulthood

Intuitive eating during teenage years linked to better mental health and eating behaviors in adulthood | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
Some researchers suspect that encouraging people to practice intuitive eating, defined as consuming food based on feelings of hunger and fullness rather than following a restrictive diet, could lead to greater psychological ...
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Welcome to the brand new eatonomy Scoop.It page. I hope it's useful - hit the follow button to receive notifications of new content.
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Understanding the misunderstood: binge-eating disorder

Understanding the misunderstood: binge-eating disorder | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
Counselling Directory - Articles: Understanding the misunderstood: binge-eating disorder...
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The BMI Is Bullshit, and Other Thoughts From My Doctor’s Office

The BMI Is Bullshit, and Other Thoughts From My Doctor’s Office | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
“Here, take these,” he said. “We give them to everyone.” I stared at the nurse and reached for the papers he was holding. I had been to this clinic several…
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The Science of Intuitive Eating

The Science of Intuitive Eating | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
With chronic illness on the rise, health professionals are looking for ways to encourage people to eat healthier with intuitive eating becoming more popular.
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How difficulty in identifying emotions could be affecting your weight

New research sheds light on how identifying and describing emotions may influence eating behaviour and weight.
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COVID-19: how to look after your mental health during coronavirus lockdown

COVID-19: how to look after your mental health during coronavirus lockdown | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
Coronavirus has affected all aspects of our lives and the constant news about the pandemic can feel never-ending. Not only is it impacting our physical health but it is taking its toll on people’s mental health too.
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Eating disorders are about emotional pain, not food

Eating disorders are about emotional pain, not food | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
The root of eating disorders are not necessarily a result of weight management, but a way to help manage negative emotions, researchers report.
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Why I Stopped Counting Calories in Favor of Intuitive Eating

Why I Stopped Counting Calories in Favor of Intuitive Eating | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
Warning: some things discussed in this personal essay may be triggering to those with a history of disordered eating.Like many people, I fell prey to diet...
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Video: How to Eat More Mindfully

Video: How to Eat More Mindfully | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
“I usually eat an orange by just shoving it in my mouth because they’re so delicious!” Today, let these elementary students guide you through eating mindfully – try engaging all your senses and paying full attention.
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The Link Between Social Media and Eating Disorders

The Link Between Social Media and Eating Disorders | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
The relationship between social media and eating disorders isn't clear for a lot of people. This article aims to shed light on this matter.
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How I’m coping with coronavirus anxiety—by organizing my home

How I’m coping with coronavirus anxiety—by organizing my home | eatonomy - making peace with food and ourselves | Scoop.it
Faced with a pandemic, I’m sheltering in place—and finding solace in bringing order to my home.
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