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    1. How to Stop a Binge Before It Happens

      For someone with binge-eating disorder, the urge to overeat can be overwhelming. And while the first few bites can sometimes feel good, shame, guilt, and regret can quickly follow. But it’s possible to stop a binge before it starts, or even once it’s begun. Follow a regular meal plan. “The most impo

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    2. What to Do After a Binge

      If you have binge eating disorder, you know you can't really take back an over-indulgence. But there are ways to react to a binge that can actually help you prevent the next one, experts say. Learn from your binge, says Doug Bunnell, PhD, former president of the National Eating Disorders Association

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    3. Q&A With Demi Lovato

      From a field of former Disney teen stars -- think Selena, Miley, plus their older pop sisters Britney and Christina -- Demi Lovato, 21, is one of the most relatable. In 2010, she entered a rehab facility to deal with issues of depression, bulimia, addiction, and cutting, and she's been equally forth

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    4. Eating Disorders and Depression

      Eating disorders often begin with the best of intentions -- a desire to lose weight and control eating. But in some people, those good intentions go badly wrong, resulting in anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, or other disorders. Why some people are at risk for eating disorders isn’t clear. Bu

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    5. Eating Disorders: Not Just a Teen Problem

      You might think of anorexia and bulimia as adolescent disorders, but it's a problem plaguing adults, too. Anorexia, in which people have an intense fear of gaining weight and drastically restrict their food intake, cuts across ethnic and socioeconomic boundaries. But it strikes mostly women: About 9

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    6. Anorexia: The Body Neglected

      Anorexia nervosa takes an enormous toll on the body. But that's not all. It has the highest death rate of any mental illness. Between 5% and 20% of people who develop the disease eventually die from it. The longer you have it, the more likely you will die from it. Even for those who survive, the dis

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    7. Eating Disorders in Children and Teens

      Eating disorders in children and teens cause serious changes in eating habits that can lead to major, even life threatening health problems. The three main types of eating disorders are: Anorexia , a condition in which a child refuses to eat adequate calories out of an intense and irrational fear of

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    8. One Woman's Race Against Anorexia

      Food has consumed my thoughts in good and bad ways for several years. I used to wake up every morning thinking about what I was going to eat at each meal and how many calories I would burn with my daily workout. I became isolated from my friends and spent countless hours in my college dorm room in o

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    9. Stop Me Before I Binge Again!

      It's time to stock up on holiday goodies again. No matter that you and many of your friends and relatives are counting calories this year. It would be a shame to be caught with an empty pantry if guests dropped by. What could it hurt to lay in a supply of fancy chocolates, just to be on the safe sid

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    10. American Idol Runner-up Admits Bulimia

      She wowed cantankerous American Idol host Simon Cowell with her rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Now Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee is doing the same for troubled women across the country by disclosing her battle with the eating disorder bulimia. According to reports in People magazine, M

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