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

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

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

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