Ugh to This LOFT Ad About Frantically Binge-Exercising in Saran Wrap 

Yeah, yeah, we all had a lot of cookies this past month and now maybe your clothes don't fit right. Or maybe they do. Or maybe you don't give a fuck? Whatever the case, January is always a big month for "Feel bad about yourself you ugly cow"-style advertising. Clothing retailer LOFT just added another one on the pile,… » 1/09/15 4:50pm 1/09/15 4:50pm

What Makes Eating Disorders Amongst Men Different? Lack of Treatment.

“I learned at a very early age that eating could take me away,” former model Ron Saxen admitted on Good Morning America. » 4/09/14 1:20pm 4/09/14 1:20pm

Secrecy and Perfection: Eating Disorders Triggered by the Military

It's strange to think of a soldier — a tough, fit, well-oiled machine charged with helping and defending — as being able to perform those duties while voluntarily vomiting five times a day. But that describes Marine Theresa Larson. » 2/24/14 5:00pm 2/24/14 5:00pm

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… » 11/27/13 11:20am 11/27/13 11:20am

'What's Your Excuse' Facebook Mom to Haters: It's All in Your Head

Maria Kang, the fitness blogger and mom who posted an "apology" for a photo of herself on Facebook only to have it go viral — it got 16 million views and counting — stopped by the Today show this morning. » 10/17/13 12:10pm 10/17/13 12:10pm

Fit, Ab-Baring Mom Issues Faux-Pology Over Judgey Facebook Post

If freelance writer/fitness blogger Maria Kang had simply posted a picture of herself, baring her abs, kneeling behind her three children, it would not have caused a stir. But that photo came with the caption: "What's your excuse?" » 10/15/13 5:20pm 10/15/13 5:20pm

Are You Going to Eat That? Pretty Little Liars Has Food Issues

Over at Future Shipwreck, Graham Kolbeins has created a video — using footage from the first three seasons of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars — titled "Food Horror." » 6/10/13 1:15pm 6/10/13 1:15pm

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… » 9/26/12 11:40am 9/26/12 11:40am

Why Do We Ignore Eating Disorders in Boys?

Only a decade or so ago, experts believed that eating disorders were largely a girls' disease. 95% of sufferers of anorexia and bulimia are female, said the common line. But now, some experts are warning that we've been overlooking a massive, heartbreaking problem: as many as 20 to 30% of people suffering from eating… » 9/13/12 3:20pm 9/13/12 3:20pm

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… » 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… » 11/10/11 6:10pm 11/10/11 6:10pm

Geeks Get Eating Disorders Too

I am thirteen and at my first comic/sci-fi expo. I'd had no idea what to expect, and I'm stressed out. The place is packed, and everything seems to be anime and everything seems to cost money. It's the height of Dragonball-Z's popularity in New Zealand and there are Gokus competing in Kah-me-ha-me-ha competitions in… » 11/03/11 4:40pm 11/03/11 4:40pm

What, You Don't Think These Creepy Fat-Shaming Plates Are Funny?

Here are some plates that say, respectively, "Big mistake," and "It's hard to be around you when you eat like this / Did you really need that second helping? / Please stop eating, we're worried about you / For the love of God, stop eating." Perfect for your next concern-trolling dinner party! » 9/06/11 3:40pm 9/06/11 3:40pm

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