If you have diabetes, your risk of developing an eating disorder is increased. In this episode of "Ask Emily," Dr. Jilllian Lampert explains how integrated eating disorder therapy can be used to treat both conditions.
by Kitty Westin, eating disorder activist
(Reprinted with permission from The Emily Program Foundation.)
It felt like I was in a dream this week when I was standing in line for security clearance to get into the White House for a meeting with top level White House staff, key government agencies, and eating disorders leaders from across the United States. I wondered if I would wake up and realize that I was having a really good dream. I didn’t wake up, it was real! It was a dream come true!
Many people still view eating disorders as an illness that exclusively affects women and girls. And it’s not hard to understand why. The media often perpetuates an image of people with eating disorders as white, upper-middle class females. But in reality, cross-cultural studies show that eating disorders impact people of all genders, ethnicities, ages and socioeconomic statuses.
We have come to the third portion of our Mindful Eating Series: Determining Practical Applications. So far, we have practiced Defining mindful eating and aspects of the practice as well as Demystifying.
This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.
By Megan Haskins. Megan has completed intensive programming at The Emily Program and is a wife and mommy to triplets.
When I look back at myself two years ago, five years ago, and even ten years ago, I see a beautiful image.