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How Can We Tell When a Weight Loss study is Unreliable?

In my job as a fat activist, people like to fling links at me that they think disprove the things I am saying. When the planets align in just the right way and the whim strikes me, I’ll dig into their links and see if there’s anything…
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Living the Best Life You Can On and Offline

Thank you to NEDA Network member Breaking the Chains Foundation for sponsoring this blog post.For most millennials, social media feels like a lifeline. That one connection you have to the rest of the world, or a chance to be whoever you want…
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Lessons Learned While Watching Dumplin’

Dumplin’, a new Netflix film based on the YA novel by the fabulous Julie Murphy, was released earlier this month and has since warmed its way into our hearts and homes.As a curvy girl in recovery from binge eating disorder (BED), I am usually…

Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat on Receiving the NEDA Inspires Award

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At the NEDA Annual Gala on May 16th, 2018 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City, Becca McCharen Tran of CHROMAT accepted the NEDA Inspires Seal of Approval Award. Her remarks that evening were powerful and we'd like to share them with you here...Thank…

Every Day – Taking Recovery One Day at a Time.

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Imagine you take one of those vibrating back-massagers (the kind that look like little plastic squid creatures you might find at a CVS) and place it on the back of your head. Then, use duct tape to secure the massager to your head by wrapping…
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Fitbit’s New Device for Kids is Extremely Problematic—Here’s Why

Citing rising “childhood obesity rates,” Fitbit is set to launch the Fitbit Ace this spring, a device meant for children. The $100 device will allow kids eight and older to track their steps, along with “an occasional reminder to get off…
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National Eating Disorders Association Announces Clinical Research Grant Winners

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is proud to announce its fifth annual Feeding Hope Fund for Clinical Research grant recipients. Aiming to close the gap in the severely underfunded field of eating disorders (ED) research &…

Why I’m Not Laughing at That Eating Disorder “Joke” in “A Christmas Story Live!”

As a dancer, I am acutely aware of the comments that are thrown my way regarding dancers and weight. While these comments no longer faze me, as they seem to have unfortunately become a norm, they are still disheartening to hear because they…

Why SNL’s “Welcome to Hell” Skit is So Important for People in Eating Disorder Recovery

This past Saturday, the women of SNL united for “Welcome to Hell,” a catchy, candy-colored music video that serves to remind everyone that sexual harassment and abusive behavior toward women has been going on for a very, very, very, long…
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6 Empowering Ad Campaigns That Are Changing the Way We Talk About Bodies

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It’s no secret that advertisers are not always the most reliable when it comes to portraying realistic bodies. However, sometimes a company does get it right and launches a campaign centered on ensuring that very thing happens.We're celebrating…