Posts tagged "eating disorders"

(Another) Quote Of The Day: Karl Lagerfeld Says It’s “Fat Mummies” Who Complain About Size 0 Models

"These are fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly. [Fashion deals] with dreams and illusions, and no one wants to see round women."—Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld wears on our last nerve in Focus magazine [Guardian UK]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 15, 2009

French Women Don’t Get Fat! Politicians In France Propose Airbrush Warnings

You believed French women looked gorgeous naturally, didn't you? Quel suprise! Airbrushing is causing unrealistic body images and encouraging eating disorders, said a French politician on Monday as she proposed warning labels on digitally enhanced images. Parlimentarian Valerie Boyer and 50 other French politicians want a "health warning" on airbrushed pics. All enhanced photos would…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 23, 2009

Should Weight Never Be Discussed Just Because It’s Triggering For Those With Eating Disorders?

Julia Allison, former dating columnist, occasional "It's On With Alexa Chung" guest, and subject of snark from yours truly, is issuing herself a fitness challenge! The challenge: to lose 10 pounds in 30 days. She'll be documenting the whole process on her "lifecast" so that the accountability she feels towards her readers will guilt-trip her…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2009

Should Anorexic Men Or Women Be Allowed In The Gym?

The Daily Mail reported on one woman's harsh words for her former gym and asks: Why the hell did they let her join and work out when she was so clearly and severely anorexic? (As in skin-and-bones bad.) To the gym's credit, it soon asked Jessica Bennington, 19, to produce a doctor's note clearly stating…

By: Nina Carbone / July 29, 2009

More Women In Their 30s And 40s Are Battling Eating Disorders

Eating disorders aren't just a teenage thing—they can happen at any age. Over the past decade, the number of women over age 30 who suffer from eating disorders has increased significantly. And peeps at the Eating Disorders Program in North Carolina have seen a 400 percent increase in patients 40-and-older since the 1990s. So what'…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 14, 2009

The Skinny Bitches Go After Men

About two years ago, I went through a holistic kick in which I got really into yoga (these days I go to yoga, like, once a week), meditation, and eating copious amounts of brown rice and drinking smoothies. I picked up Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin and forced myself to read it…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 23, 2009

Genius Or Crazy: The Toilet Seat Scale

Too lazy to go to the bathroom and weight yourself? Soon you may be able to do both at the same time! Designer Haikun Deng designed this toilet seat with a built-in digital scale, so, basically, you'll be able to see how much weight you lose each time you relieve yourself. It's only a concept…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 7, 2009

This Toilet Seat Will Stop Your Bulimia

Adfreak Copyranter points to this anti-bulimia ad campaign in Europe that employs toilet lid stickers to stop girls from purging themselves. In Düsseldorf, Germany, ad firm red cell created the hot pink and blood splatter stickers posted on toilets in local college women's bathrooms and bars. They read "Bulimie ist heilbar," or "Bulimia is curable,"…

By: Susannah Breslin / January 7, 2009

“Intervention”: Nicole Is NOT Walking On Sunshine

Some people are addicted to heroin. Others have a constant craving for sex. My vice? A&E's "Intervention." I watched the episode about Allison, who huffed computer duster, like, 10 times ("It's like I'm walking on sunshine!" she crowed while sucking on the stuff). But last night's episode redefined "out of your mind." Nicole has a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 23, 2008

MTV’s Model Makers: Because Eating Disorders Make For Great TV!

Really MTV? Now, I know I can hardly knock ya too much -- after all, The Hills is my vice -- but when I read about an upcoming show called Model Makers, I knew maybe my favorite craptastic network had gone too far. Billed as a "Transformation Make-Over" reality show, Model Makers advertised for contestant…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2008

The Skinny On The Real Midlife Crisis

When my mom started trying to lose weight just so she could be skinnier than me, I tried to support her sadistic desire. Okay, maybe her personal trainer wasn’t a personal attack at my waistline, but I thought once you hit a certain age, you just looked forward to getting fat -- I already feel…

By: Jacqueline Frankel / March 21, 2008

Drunkorexia: The Liquid Lunch Diet

Drinking on an empty stomach is a good way to get the maximum buzz for your bucks, but it’s not exactly an effective way to calorie count. A new diet fad known as drunkorexia, where women choose to spend their calories on alcohol rather than food, is sweeping the U.K. and America. With beverages like…

By: Simcha / March 19, 2008
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