Extreme Celebrity Diets- by Katie Funk

Extreme Celebrity Diets- by Katie Funk

We see it everyday on TV, in magazines, or on the Internet. Stories of extreme weight loss among celebrities are given major attention in the media. These people are praised and celebrated for their new “healthy” lifestyles and their decreasing dress size, and are presented as role models for our youth. But I can’t help but wonder if these stories are only adding to the unrealistic ideals we hold about weight and body type. Take Jennifer Hudson. She is the spotlight of diet and health in Hollywood right now, and because of her…Read more
A Skeleton With Skin- By Lee Harmon

A Skeleton With Skin- By Lee Harmon

Last week I was doing some research on recent discoveries or studies done on eating disorders. I came across a website that featured a French woman who has since died from complications with anorexia. She was a model, and there were many beautifully taken photos of her; however, her painfully emaciated body was all that I could focus on. She was literally nothing but flesh and bones, her sharp features made even sharper by her nonexistent body fat. She looked like a skeleton with skin. The crazy thing was that I felt two…Read more
Nutrition Nibbles

Nutrition Nibbles

By Eve Lahijani, M.S., R.D. Registered Dietician at the Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorders Program Do outside food rules keep you from choosing foods you crave or prevent you from eating at certain times? Do other peoples’ restrictive behavior or comments about food, body, etc make you doubt your own wisdom? Are you afraid that if you did listen to your body that it would be out of control and messy? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it may be time to finally create a plan that can help…Read more