Orthorexia nervosa is a type of eating disorder that causes someone to have an unhealthy obsession with "clean" eating.
Our whole lives, societal messages drill in that weight gain and round bellies are bad. That's hard to dismantle the moment you get pregnant.
"If you don't know someone's history with food, please don't comment on their body," said Lovato, who has struggled with bulimia and orthorexia.
Weight loss comes down to being in a calorie deficit, so take a look at your portion sizes, dietitian Priya Tew told Insider.
Some people find constantly seeing their faces on video exacerbates body image problems and blurs boundaries. One consequence: "Zoom dysmorphia."
Several creators are asking YouTube to restrict influencer Eugenia Cooney’s content. Cooney has millions of subscribers but is controversial because of her appearance. Her critics argue that her videos could be harmful, though YouTube has maintained support for her. Warning: This story discusses eating disorders, and the content and images […]
“The Bachelorette” star Tayshia Adams told Insider that Ben Smith is the contestant who has surprised her the most during her season of the hit ABC series. In last week’s episode, Smith told Adams that he had an eating disorder for 15 years. Adams said Smith was a “completely different […]
18-year-old Sara Sadok has been going viral with her kind and compassionate TikToks. The video she made on her 18th birthday, where she helped viewers who have trouble eating sit down for a meal, has reached millions of people. She told Insider she’s only been making TikToks for three months, […]
TikTok announced on September 23 that it is banning advertisements for weight loss supplements and fasting apps. TikTok said in a statement that it will also tighten restrictions on ads that “promote a harmful or negative body image.” The app’s users who are under 18 years old will no longer […]
Charli D’Amelio has spoken publicly about having an eating disorder for the first time. In a recent Instagram story she said she lives with an eating disorder and apologised if she has ever unintentionally triggered anyone with her content. She said she has been scared to share this aspect of […]
Signs you may have bulimia nervosa include episodes of binge-eating and purging. Risk factors to developing bulimia include suffering from poor body image or living with family members who have an eating disorder. People with bulimia may also experience anxiety, depression, or be diagnosed with PTSD. This article was medically […]
Millions of Americans struggle with disordered eating, and coronavirus-related stress – including a loss of control over movement – can make that battle seem impossible. For writer Danielle Campoamor, the pandemic has triggered her own disordered eating habits, and she writes that this relapse “has been scarier than previous backslides.” […]
New research has found that exercise addiction, an unhealthy compulsion to work out, is nearly 4 times more common among people with eating disorders. The study by Anglia Ruskin University is the first to quantify the increased risk of exercise addiction for people with eating disorders. Experts say health professionals […]
A 44-year-old woman died of malnutrition 10 years after undergoing bariatric surgery for weight loss, according to a new report from a local coroner. After the surgery, the woman, who also may have had an eating disorder and other mental health conditions, could barely eat. Her weight went from 322 […]
Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Willamson has attracted attention for her eccentric sound bites and New Age ideas. She wrote a weight-loss book in 2010 based on spiritual principles. Here are some of her (almost entirely unscientific) ideas. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more. Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson has made waves by […]
There is no shortage of myths about eating disorders out there that continue to prevail – but the truth is that people of all ages, genders, and body types can develop an eating disorder. With recent research showing that a third of adults are unable to recognise common eating disorder […]
Poor diets and eating disorders have afflicted figure skating over the years. Many skaters feel pressure from coaches, judges, and themselves to be thinner, leading to some poor and unhealthy diets. U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon is one of several figure skaters trying to promote healthier diets that could still […]