by Carol Fredrek A common myth in our culture is that women in midlife do not experience body dissatisfaction or disordered eating. It is often minimized, which is evident by its lack of visibility in the media. However, many studies show quite the opposite. A study of women aged 50 and … [Read more...] about Eating Disorders During Midlife
Every woman and girl have been impacted by the media. It might be advertisements on television, magazines, a search engine, Facebook, Instagram and the toys that children play with. It might be a Disney movie that portrays women in an unrealistic way or the super models that we see on television … [Read more...] about How Does the Media Affect Your Body Image?
by Carol Fredrek An eating disorder is a struggle any time of the year, but the holidays are particularly challenging. The holiday season is a difficult time for many people, in particular for those that have challenges with food, body, and weight issues. Holiday celebrations often involve … [Read more...] about 7 Tips To Manage Your Eating Disorder Over the Holidays
by Carol Fredrek Your relationship to food may interfere with your life and prevent you from enjoying everyday activities. You may feel out of control, anxious, or distressed when you are around food. You measure your self-esteem by how you look or find yourself preoccupied with your weight, … [Read more...] about 4 Warning Signs You Might Have an Eating Disorder
by Carol Fredrek In previous posts I have written about body image struggles, body image in midlife, how you measure your body image, and how to move on from negative body image. This article is a follow up to the last post. It was based on an interview with a woman that struggles with her body … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Improve Your Body Image