eating disorders

Advocating for a Broader Beauty Perception

Beauty perception in our society is unfortunately very narrow. Our standards for health and beauty tend to be very high, specific, and unrealistic. We idealize body sizes and shapes characterized as “thin,” “lean,” and “athletic,” while looking down on (and discriminating against) people who are viewed as “fat” and “out of shape.” This outlook is(…)

Restrictive Eating: Problems with Low-Calorie Fad Diets

There are many popular low-calorie or restrictive diets out there. However, restrictive eating practices stemming from a desire to control health or weight are very rarely based on an actual understanding of nutrition and its effects on the body. This has lead to a mess of fad diets and dangerous eating practices. Restrictive, low-calorie fad diets(…)