Ever Know Exactly What The Smart Thing to Do With Food Is, But You Do The Opposite Anyway?

There have been times in my recovery from binge eating disorder that certain trigger foods were off limits. In order to make myself feel safe, and reduce the… read 

As The Weather Gets Colder, Does Your Appetite Heat Up?

[Note: This post contains talk about specific foods. Just a note in case you find that triggering!] Today was the chilliest day we’ve had here in New York… read 

Ever Coveted a Star's Body? Seeing One Up Close Can Change That

You guys know that I’m not anti-celebrity or anti-media. I love watching America’s Next Top Model, and, heck, I’ve worked for women’s magazines for the last nine years. That… read 

Even if Your Body Doesn't Change Much, You Will Love it More When You Recover

I’m happy to welcome back the anonymous blogger at Confessions of a Compulsive Overeater with a guest post about how her body image has changed over the course… read 

My New Worry Cure; Maybe It’ll Help You, Too

Anxiety. It’s a word you’ve heard me say often enough here on HealthyGirl.org. I don’t have an anxiety disorder, but when things in my life change, or good—or just… read 

This Woman is a Secret Purger; Have You Ever Thrown Up, or Tried To?

We don’t talk about purging very often on HealthyGirl.org. But it’s something a lot of us have dealt with—or at least tried out—in the past. Here, Georgie shares… read 

Words of Encouragement Needed for This HealthyGirl.org Reader…

Hi guys. HealthyGirl.org reader Rachael, 21, left a comment this morning that I just had to share with you—and ask you to please weigh in on: Can someone… read 

Are You Waiting to Be "Thin" or "Recovered" or "Perfect" to Feel Good About the Way You Look?

Most people in four-season climates seem to dread the beginning of September the same way that everyone dreads Sundays. (Like Sunny! Read why here.) They know they only… read 

Oh Lordy, Lordy, It's Fall. Are You Having Jeans Anxiety Yet? 'Cause I Am

I fully admit to being bad with change. Whatever personality quirks made me easy prey for binge eating disorder have also made me prone to black-and-white thinking, rigidity,… read 

What Caused Your Food Issues? Here's What I Think "Caused" Mine

Reader Jennifer, 38, emailed me the other day asking what I think kicked off my food issues: I was wondering what were some of the personal and emotional… read