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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are about much more than food or weight or the way that you look. By exploring the articles below, you can discover what’s really behind your eating disorder—and the different ways to overcome the problem.

Woman Eating Small Meal

If you have an eating disorder, you may believe that being thin is the key to being happy, or that if you can control what you eat, you’ll be able to control your life. But the truth is that happiness, confidence, and self-empowerment come from accepting yourself for who you truly are—and that’s only possible with recovery.

Overcoming an eating disorder involves rediscovering who you are beyond your eating habits, weight, and body image. It also involves learning to recognize and deal with your emotions in healthy ways, rather than using food—whether by obsessing about it, avoiding it, or overeating—as a substitute.

Types of eating disorders

Eating disorder treatment and self-help

Additionally, it takes energy and focus to successfully make major life changes. You can gain strength through regular exercise, a healthy diet, and activities that reduce stress.