Posts tagged "eating disorder"

Girl Talk: Why I Brought A Scale Back Into My Home

It's been seven years since I owned a scale. Back then, I was 19, and obsessively chronicling my calories, workouts, and incremental weight changes. 105 one day. 106 would send me into a panic attack. 106.5 put me over the edge. When a handful of months later, I'd find out I was 121, my world…

By: Leonora Epstein / March 26, 2012

Evening Quickies: Lady Gaga Talks Bulimia

Lady Gaga spoke to high school girls earlier this week about having bulimia as a teen and fighting with her Italian dad over his spaghetti and meatballs.  [PopCrush] Oh dear. This is roughly how much money Lindsay Lohan is spending on her legal fees. [Betty Confidential] Naomi Watts has been cast as Princess Diana i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 9, 2012

Crystal Renn’s Been Every Size — So What?

"I have been every single size in women's fashion. I really don't think anyone can say that. I've been a double-zero, children's clothes, at 95 pounds, and I've been all the way up to a size 16 and everything in between. So to come to this place of being a 6, 8, sometimes a 10…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 3, 2012

An Open Letter To Thinspiration Blogs

Dear Thinspiration Blogs, At first I didn't really understand you. I mean, I'd heard of the "pro-ana" blogs that lurked in dark corners of the internet, encouraging starvation and promoting anorexia. But thinspiration blogs are more mainstream. You show up on the Pinterest homepage in the form of "diet plans" that allow nothing but lemo…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 18, 2012

Girl Talk: I Considered Weight Loss Surgery

It was my worst fear. I recovered from anorexia/bulimia and became morbidly obese. I lost and regained weight in a furious and uncontrollable cycle. I didn’t think I had it in me to try again.  But I couldn’t ignore how my health was deteriorating. My right knee constantly hurt and buckled, making walking difficult. I…

By: Cristina Fahrbach-Connors / November 16, 2011

Girl Talk: Overcoming My Eating Disorder

Writing about eating disorders feels like an exercise in vulnerability, not because I am ashamed to share my story, but due to the extremely emotional nature of the topic for countless women. In an era of Kate Moss, skinny jeans, and "she's too skinny!" tabloid fodder, eating disorders run rampant like a cultural epidemic, continuing…

By: Skylar Grey / October 17, 2011

Morning Quickies: The Kate Middleton Eating Disorder Rumors Begin

It was bound to happen sooner or later: Life & Style claims Kate Middleton is "refusing to eat" because she is stressed about kidnap threats (probably true), under immense pressure to be the perfect princess (probably also true), and, laughably, "rebelling against the queen." Kate does look like she needs a sandwich or three. Still,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2011

LeAnn Rimes And Her Trainer Defend Thin Frame

LeAnn Rimes is continuing to defend her thin frame and her personal trainer has joined in saying that the singer is not too thin, claiming she is toned and healthy. According to People, Rimes has said that the "hoopla about my body" has been hurtful. Recently, the criticism intensified after she tweeted a photo of…

By: PopEater / June 11, 2011

Lily Allen Used To Be Bulimic

"I used to vomit after meals. It's not something I'm proud of. But, I tell you what, a lot of people came up to me telling me how great I looked and I'd be on the cover of every magazine. I thought I looked good and it was great to be able to try o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 8, 2011

I Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder

When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to have a full-length mirror in my room. My Jewish mother loathed hearing me complain about how fat I was and refused to invest in one. I never made the purchase for myself until I was a freshman in college—and even then my mom questioned whether or…

By: Jayme Cyk / April 21, 2010

The Daily Mail Has Issues, Fat Issues

Notice anything weird about this block of blog ads in The Daily Mail's Femail section? One headline mourns the loss of a daughter, blaming super-thin starlets for supposedly encouraging anorexia. Then, in the top right corner, there are tips on how to lose those extra pounds you gained eating Easter candy (fatty!). Um, this i…

By: Simcha / April 6, 2010

Sorority Girls More Likely To Have Bad Body Image, Eating Disorders, Study Says

That iconic image of bitchy sorority girls using a marker to circle the "fat" on a pledge's body may not exactly reflect real life. But sadly, body image issues were disproportionately tilted towards those sorority wannabes according to a new study published in the journal Sex Roles. Ashley Marie Rolnik, who performed the study of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Crystal Renn Is America’s Next Top Plus-Size Model (And Author)

Kind of ironic, huh? A book called Hungry that I just ate right up as quickly as I could. But model Crystal Renn's autobiography is that good. Seriously, I could not put down Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition, and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves for two days straight. In her incredible memoir,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 2, 2009

“Miss Anorexic” Tee Available In Large And XL

Is a "Miss Anorexic" T-shirt for juniors any less tasteless because it's only available in sizes large and extra large? Ummmm, no. We're not sure if extra small, small, and medium sold out, or if the manufacturers of the Little Losers T-shirts only made "Miss Anorexic" tees in the largest sizes on purpose. But who…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 24, 2009

Lawsuit Mom Says Bullying Led To Girl’s Eating Disorder

A Pennsylvania mother is suing her daughter's school system because she said classroom bullying caused her daughter to develop anorexia. The lawsuit alleged that in 6th grade, three boys called the girl "fat" and two more boys joined the taunting during her 7th grade school year. One year later, the girl checked into an in-patient…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 20, 2009

Star Couplings: Brad Pitt Hearts Gay Rights

Brad Pitt has expanded his resume to include "gay activist." He just donated $100,000 to the anti-Proposition 8 campaign. Prop. 8 would ban gay marriage in California and make the unions constitutionally illegal. Go, Brad! [Perez Hilton]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 18, 2008
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