In the news: Healthy Weight Week and the Slim Chance Awards

In the news: Healthy Weight Week and the Slim Chance Awards

It’s the beginning of a new year and that means that our media is inundated with diet and weight loss recommendations, tips, and success stories all meant to help you create the “new, thinner, happier, and all-around better version of you.”  What the media doesn’t tell you is that diets don’t work in the long-term; in fact, they can lead to weight gain and disordered eating...

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"What Kids Hear About Fat" by Guest Blogger Lizabeth Wesely-Casella

"What Kids Hear About Fat" by Guest Blogger Lizabeth Wesely-Casella

This guest blog is by Lizabeth Wesely-Casella, the founder of BingeBehavior.com, and was originally posted here.  

I’ve been hearing a lot of cranky comments lately about “…it’s for their own good” and “…they need to suck it up and get a thicker skin” as it relates to the ‘right’ to comment on the size or shape of a stranger’s body.  While...

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Call-to-action: The First Lady to appear on The Biggest Loser

Call-to-action: The First Lady to appear on The Biggest Loser

Lizabeth Wesely-Casella, founder of BingeBehavior.com, and Chevese Turner, founder of BEDA, are spearheading a call-to-action campaign whose aim is to encourage the First Lady Michelle Obama to not appear on The Biggest Loser next month (November 2013) to promote the "Let's Move!" Campaign in an effort to fight childhood obesity. Read More...

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Five tips for surviving life transitions

Five tips for surviving life transitions

Life is full of transitions – beginning college, starting a new job, becoming a parent, getting married, getting divorced, and retiring are just a few of the most commonly experienced life changes. The fact is, whether changes are perceived as positive or negative, they can be stressful. Here are 5 tips to help you survive life transitions...

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"Almost Anorexic" provides shades of gray in black-and-white world of eating disorders

"Almost Anorexic" provides shades of gray in black-and-white world of eating disorders

I attended a Twitter Chat last night with "Almost Anorexic" authors Dr. Jennifer Thomas, of Harvard Medical School, and Jenni Schaefer, a best-selling author on eating disorder recovery and NEDA ambassador (if you missed the chat, you can check it out on Twitter at #AEDchat). After the chat, I looked more into the book and its resources and I immediately added it to my library. Here's why...

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Day Five of BED Week: BED Treatment

Day Five of BED Week: BED Treatment

Yesterday's blog post discussed the causes of binge eating disorder (BED) - biological, psychological, and social factors all play a role in the development of BED. Due to the variety of factors that are involved in the cause of BED, it is important that they each be addressed when treating the disorder (see the figure below).

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Kicking off BED Week, May 27-31: The "do one thing a day" social media challenge!

Kicking off BED Week, May 27-31: The "do one thing a day" social media challenge!

Today kicks off the first day of Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Week! To help support the aims of BED Week, I'm challenging you to harness your social media power and do just one thing each day this week to help dispel myths about BED, spread accurate information, and raise awareness about this lesser known eating disorder. 

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Update: HB 3227 did not pass Senate

Update: HB 3227 did not pass Senate

HB 3227, the bill calling for eating disorders to be added to the list of serious mental illnesses requiring health insurance coverage in the state of Texas, did not make it through the Senate last week. Thank you to all who participated in getting the bill through the House, as this was a difficult task. Your phone calls, office visits, testimonies, emails and letters were very influential.

 

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May 24th workshop: Preparing for the NCE, Licensure, & Supervision

May 24th workshop: Preparing for the NCE, Licensure, & Supervision

My supervisor, Dr. Millie Cordaro, and I are hosting a workshop next Friday, May 24th. This workshop was inspired by our experience within the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) profession. Our aim is to provide other future counselors with the information they need to know to navigate the process of successfully attaining licensure, while keeping their own mental health intact.

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