Why Is Orthorexia Still Not Classified as an Eating Disorder?

There's a point where healthy eating becomes an obsession, and more officially, an eating disorder—but despite the growing realization that healthy eating can turn psychologically and physically unhealthy, there's still no official diagnosis for the condition. A new Fast Company article breaks down why it's important… » 1/29/15 6:50pm 1/29/15 6:50pm

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

Zosia Mamet Opens Up About Eating Disorder That Rocked Her Family

Zosia Mamet talked about her eating disorder battle on MSNBC's Morning Joe today. The Girls actress revealed how her father, famous playwright David Mamet, called out her addiction one day, saying "You can't die" to try and stop her from hurting herself. In that moment, Zosia said she realized that her "addiction… » 9/08/14 2:40pm 9/08/14 2:40pm

People Are Freaking Out Over 'Skeletal' Biggest Loser Winner

After this season's final contestant on the popular weight loss show The Biggest Loser confidently strode onstage last night, she was met with halting applause from the audience and looks of shock from the show's trainers. Rachel Frederickson, formerly 260lbs, now weighed in at 105 lbs. She'd won by losing 60% of her… » 2/05/14 11:30am 2/05/14 11:30am

Body Shaming Makes Teenage Boys Depressed, More Likely to Use Drugs

It's easy to frame body shaming and eating disorders as primarily a female problem (because beauty, in our culture, is so often treated like women's sole utility, whereas men are allowed to fall back on stuff like "ideas" and "assertiveness" and "sense of humor), but that doesn't mean that men are exempt from… » 11/06/13 8:30pm 11/06/13 8:30pm

Thin Women: I've Got Your Back. Could You Get Mine?

Let's just get this out of the way right up front, everyone: Don't tell thin women to eat a cheeseburger. Don't tell fat women to put down the fork. Don't tell underweight men to bulk up. Don't tell women with facial hair to wax, don't tell uncircumcised men they're gross, don't tell muscular women to go easy on the… » 8/21/13 5:30pm 8/21/13 5:30pm

Making Your Kid Clean Their Plate Might Give Them An Eating Disorder

"A clean plate is a happy plate" is a common refrain for new parents — but sometimes it's not so happy for the kid. More like "miserable" or "potentially pukey" or "burgeoning weird relationship with food." As if you moms didn't have enough to worry about. I have a fucking CAT, and every time I go out of the house I… » 8/03/13 3:00pm 8/03/13 3:00pm