Oh, Great: Fit Mom Is Back and Talking About Being Bulimic

The Daily Mail, that bastion of informative news and arbiter of good taste, interviewed "Fit Mom" Maria Kang about her "chunky" past and battle with bulimia. This should be fun. » 12/12/13 4:40pm 12/12/13 4:40pm

Fit Mom Banned From Facebook for Fat-Shaming Is 'Sorry Not Sorry'

Remember 32-year-old Maria Kang? She's the fitness-obsessed mom who posted a picture of herself with her three kids and the caption "what's your excuse?" on Facebook. After a recent rant about how there is "unrelenting support" for people who are "borderline obese," she's been banned from Facebook. But she is not sorry for… » 11/27/13 11:20am 11/27/13 11:20am

Terrifying New Bulimia Machine Will Suck Food From Your Stomach

If you'd asked me a week ago what the future of dieting would look like, I would've told you I think it could go one of two ways. Either we become a society that grows to accept people of different sizes or we're gonna start literally torturing fat people into becoming skinny. You know, for their own good. » 1/07/13 10:45am 1/07/13 10:45am

Nicole Scherzinger Is the Latest Star to Admit to an Eating Disorder,…

Apparently, in a Behind the Music special airing on VH1 this Sunday, 34-year-old singer Nicole Scherzinger — of Eden's Crush, the Pussycat Dolls and X Factor — confesses that she spent years suffering from an eating disorder. » 10/05/12 5:30pm 10/05/12 5:30pm

When the World Is Your Therapist: Lady Gaga's Eating Disorder Is a…

Every so often, a celebrity will "come out" about her past struggle with an eating disorder. These stars are almost always women, and they are almost always "better" by the time they make a public statement. They are also almost always slender. Just this week, Katie Couric admitted that she had "wrestled with bulimia all… » 9/26/12 11:40am 9/26/12 11:40am

No Matter What a Woman Says About Dieting and Exercise, She's Wrong

Yesterday, pop star and professional college art thesis Lady Gaga demonstrated to the internet how not to talk about dieting as a female celebrity when she pressed "submit" after typing the words "Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger. #PopStarsDontEat #BornThisWay." I'm sure Our… » 4/11/12 7:10pm 4/11/12 7:10pm

Well, That Was Quick — Looks Like Pinterest Just Banned 'Thinspo' Boards

Today, popular microblogging social media site Pinterest posted updated terms of use to explicitly bar posting content that others may find emotionally distressing or that risks encouraging physical or mental illness. So does this mean that pro-anorexia "thinspo" boards will have to find a new home? » 3/23/12 7:47pm 3/23/12 7:47pm

Diane Keaton's Bulimia Was 'Just This Trick You Could Do'

In Diane Keaton's memoir, Then Again, she writes that when she was 19, a Broadway director offered her a part in the Broadway musical Hair — on the condition she lose 10lbs. She developed an eating disorder. "I don't think it was called bulimia then," she tells People. "It was just this trick you could do. It's a horrible … » 11/10/11 6:10pm 11/10/11 6:10pm

Understanding Who Suffers From Eating Disorders

A new study of adolescent eating disorders in the U.S. finds that they are far more prevalent than previously believed, and that the gender gap between male and female adolescents was far smaller than previously found. The study has the largest sample size of any previous study of its kind, and is the first… » 3/08/11 6:03pm 3/08/11 6:03pm

Lily Allen Opens Up About Her Miscarriage & Eating Disorder

A UK Channel 4 series called Lily Allen: From Riches To Rags focuses on Lily quitting touring and opening a clothing store with her sister. Lily, who miscarried six months into her pregnancy, says: "It was a really long battle — and I think that kind of thing changes a person." The singer also discusses her unhealthy… » 3/08/11 9:00am 3/08/11 9:00am

10 Things That (Supposedly) Cause Eating Disorders

Facebook, TV, even education — recently it seems like almost everything kids and their families do increases the risk of eating disorders. Herewith, a tour of some of the things that reportedly contribute to ED — and what we may be able to learn from them. » 2/08/11 1:45pm 2/08/11 1:45pm