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November 23, 2021
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6 Tips to Get through Thanksgiving

Many see Thanksgiving as a way of connecting with family by coming together and enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving meal. However, when struggling with an eating disorder, Thanksgiving can also mean feeling overwhelmed and anxious because the holiday focuses on food for celebration. Here are some tips to help you through the holiday: 1. Treat It Like Any Other Meal The Thanksgiving meal has often been thought of as a meal to “save up for” and…
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November 19, 2021
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Hap-pea Holidays!

Oh, the holidays – a time that means so much to so many. Twinkling lights, bustling bodies, gift-wrapping galore, and food. Lots and lots of food. Needless to say, the holidays are loaded with potential for a slew of different feelings. And for those struggling with their relationship with food it can be a particularly challenging time. Compound the feelings with all the messages about diets and body-related resolutions for the New Year, and we…
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November 18, 2021
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Navigating the Thanksgiving Holiday

Apparently it’s November again (Mentally: Still in March 2020), and we are approaching another holiday season. The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone. Add in recovering from an eating disorder and living through a pandemic, and well… I’ll be under my weighted blanket if anyone needs me. These past two years have not been easy and it’s okay if you are having a hard time. It’s even more important for us to give…
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November 15, 2021
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Eating Disorders Among Men

The first clinical reporting of a man with an eating disorder occurred in 1689, yet men have often been left out or sidelined in eating disorder research, prevention, and treatment. There is a pervasive stereotype that eating disorders predominately impact women, particularly white, cisgender, heterosexual, and economically advantaged women. While eating disorders certainly impact this population, they can also impact individuals of any gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic class. However, the eating disorder…
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October 15, 2021
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A New Chapter for The Alliance

In the United States, turning “21” represents growing up, coming of age, and taking ownership of your identity as you embark on the next chapter of your life. We could not think of a more symbolic time than today, The Alliance’s 21st anniversary, to re-introduce ourselves to our community under our new name, the National Alliance for Eating Disorders. Embracing our role as the leading national nonprofit organization providing education, referrals, and support for all…
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