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What is Anorexia Nervosa?
By definition, Anorexia Nervosa is self-starvation to at least 15% below appropriate weight.It is important to keep in mind that anorexia is the result of long term malnutrition not due to poor parenting.
What is Bulimia Nervosa?
What is Binge Eating Disorder?
What is happening in 2017?
Eating Disorder Awareness
Eating disorders are serious diseases that can be fatal. The longer they go unrecognized and/or unaddressed, the more difficult they are to treat. SMEDA/Lakeshore is an organization that is comprised of physicians & advanced practitioners, therapists and registered dietitians in the area that work as a team to diagnose and treat ED. 
According to the National Eating Disorder Association, a person who "binges on food an average of twice weekly in a three-month time period, followed by" behavior that is meant to prevent weight gain has Bulimia Nervosa.
According to NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) Binge Eating (also Bingeing) is “consuming an amount of food that is considered much larger than the amount that most individuals would eat under similar circumstances within a discrete period of time.​"
  • Not all anorexics are thin, and that anorexics can and do eat. 
  • Eating disorders are a misuse of food to resolve emotional problems.
  • Fat-free eating is not healthy eating.
  • When children restrict food in their early years, they are greatly risk to become overweight adults. 
  • Most fashion models are thinner than 98% of Americans. 
  • To lose weight effectively, eat healthfully, not less. 
  • 95% of dieters regain their lost weight within one to five years.
For more information visit SMEDA 
Successful Food Strategies for Holiday Nourishment

1.Plan ahead. More planning equals less stress and anxiousness about eating. Think about where and what foods will be available, how to limit portions, and how to stop eating when it’s time. In some cases, skipping an event altogether to avoid temptation or stress may be the safest option.

2.Have a support system. Positive support from a trusted someone can reduce likeliness to eat in an unhealthy way. Before the holiday chaos ensues, enlist a confidant who will be around. Suggest that they assume the role of plate monitor, don’t allow any disappearances to the bathroom, and deflect comments from oblivious or overly concerned relatives.

3.Stay in touch with your registered dietitian nutritionist, therapist, and doctor. Talking to them about food concerns is a healthy way to cope with holiday pressure. If travel demands mean missing an appointment, be sure to stay connected by phone or email. Accountability is the key to success.

4. Shift the focus onto people and relationships rather than food. Think of parties and meals as opportunities to connect with others instead of fixate on food. The holiday season is a great time to enjoy relationships with loved ones, be thankful for blessings received, and to give back through loving service to others. These practices will help properly feed your soul, as well as your body. 
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