When Julie Kedzie's bulimia was at its worst, her ritual was to walk to the grocery store after work, load up on junk food 'til her fingers hurt carrying the bags home, eat it all in one sitting, force herself to vomit it up, then go back to the store to buy more.
Diane Butrym doesn't fit the stereotype of an eating disorder patient. She's a 51-year-old microbiologist and mother of two, not a troubled teen or 20-something, yet for the past decade she has struggled with bulimia.
One day last year, Amanda Coleman decided to quit Facebook.
Marah Rhoades remembers when her daughter, Emilia Cooper, started to worry about weight. She was 5.
Kirsten Haglund was 19 when she became Miss America in 2008, one of the youngest beauty queens ever to win the national title. She used that platform to speak about what for her was a very sensitive subject: eating disorders.
Child actress Tracey Gold discusses her battle with anorexia with HLN's Dr. Drew.
In a vegan café in New York City, Nisha Moodley pushes a glass crusted with the remnants of a berry-açai-almond milk smoothie across the table and begins listing the foods she excised from her diet six years ago.
Hi, Dr. Melina. I read your response to a question a few weeks ago, and I don't think I have an eating disorder, but I feel like I'm addicted to food. Is there anything that I can do? I'm desperate to lose weight.
In March 2006, when Mia Walter's* 10-year-old daughter decided to quit gymnastics, the Chattanooga mom was almost relieved.
I have a question/problem regarding overeating. Being a college student and food science major, I am constantly thinking about food. I currently play Ultimate Frisbee and occasionally play badminton and go running. I eat extremely healthy, but the problem is I constantly think of food. Therefore, I overeat, and I gained 16 pounds in less than two years. Is there any way to control my self-will? I would like to lose 10 pounds. I am 5 feet 3 and 120 pounds, but it's not like I can cut out unhealthy food in my diet. Eating less is difficult because I do not want to go into starvation mode. Quick advice please?
Anyone who's sought solace in pizza or a pint of ice cream knows that food can be comforting. But experts still don't know exactly why we gravitate toward fatty or sugary foods when we're feeling down, or how those foods affect our emotions.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen breaks down new research claiming our biological makeup explains why we love fatty foods.
"This is an ongoing process," she says, nearly six months after leaving a treatment center
"I've been working so hard to get healthy and fit," says the star who struggled with anorexia and bulimia
"I'd go days without eating," she says in a clip of an upcoming episode of her show
"I never found out until I went into treatment," the teen star tells PEOPLE
The dominant theme you guys address this week: "What's up with Federer?" Before we discuss that, let's pause and acknowledge Novak Djokovic, who's been living the dream these past few months. He's beaten Federer multiple times, led his country to Davis Cup glory, won a major (after a three-year drought) and looks like the next Great One. Bravo.
The size 8 model, who battled anorexia and later became a plus-size model, says she has no plans to be a size 12 again
Mom of Isabelle Caro, who died in November at 28, has taken her own life
Just like the rest of us, Oprah Winfrey has her dark moments.
Teresa Scanlan, 17, hopes to brings awareness to eating disorders during her year-long reign
Isabelle Caro, who starred in a shocking ad campaign, died Nov. 17
In a new book, the Full House star talks about surviving the "dangerous cycle"
A former fashion model who posed in a provocative ad campaigning against anorexia has died in France, her acting teacher said.
In class, Eric Ostendorf fidgeted in his seat and constantly kicked his knees up for exercise. He'd ask to go to the restroom, where he would do 45 chin-ups using the bar between the stall walls.
Dr. Charles Raison helps you escape the office. All you need is a chair and five minutes for meditation.
In the German night sky, there were hundreds of parachutes falling in a routine army training exercise.
"I realized I had struggled with self-acceptance my whole life," says the actress
Attention, please! Did you know that you should not talk about "fat" this week.
What do you think about rotation diets for food addiction and sugar addiction?
You'd think that Tori Spelling showing up three hours late to her own book release party was the ultimate snub.
Binge eating should be included as an official psychiatric disorder in new mental health guidelines, but obesity should not, a group of medical experts is recommending.
The term "eating disorder" often suggests losing a dangerous amount of weight.
The Better Off Ted star also will talk about finding happiness with Ellen DeGeneres
Help to control binge eating could be as simple as a self-help book and check-ins with a health educator, according to new research out this month.
The plus size supermodel opens up about the challenges of succeeding in the fashion industry
It's an uneasy topic when moms discuss their daughters' weight.
"It's extremely insulting and irresponsible," she says of rumors about her
Is there a way to diagnose eating disorders in small children? When should a parent be concerned?
The late star's husband and mother also continue to deny drug-use, eating-disorder rumors
Welcome to 2010. What is your New Year's resolution? Are you planning on investing more money into the annual $40 billion dieting industry? If so, please think again.
"It's fun to have medical marijuana once in a while," says the Grammy-winner
Alanis Morissette was the definition of "fierce" when she arrived on the American music scene with one of the big break-up songs of the '90s, "You Oughta Know." But behind that tough exterior were secrets of a difficult past.
The singer will race 26.2 miles to raise money for the National Eating Disorders Association
James Brandon is concerned about getting old and looking older. So the 44-year-old events planner from Canada decided on plastic surgery to help bring his boyish looks back.
CNN's Brian Byrnes explains why Argentina has become a magnet for cosmetic surgery tourism.
In an interview with PEOPLE, the â90210â star clears the air on her weight loss
My son's 21-year-old girlfriend seems to be starving herself. When we first met her a couple of years ago, she was a beautiful, athletic, vibrant young woman. She started to do some part-time modeling about a year ago and that seems to be when the obsession with weight control began. We hadn't seen her in quite some time, as they both are enrolled in an out-of-state university. She recently stayed at our home for a few days over Christmas break and her appearance is shocking! She was always trim and fit, but now she looks like a skeleton. Her hair seems to be falling out and she doesn't look at all healthy. I asked my son if he has tried to get her to seek professional help, but he said she just gets very angry whenever he raises the subject and then won't talk to him for a week or more. Her own family doesn't seem to be concerned, but my wife and I certainly are. Do you have any suggestions as to how we might be able to help?
I haven't had my period since this past May. I've taken home pregnancy tests and had blood tests just to make sure. What's wrong with me?
The sweet smell of sugar cookies baking filled the air in Kris Shock's kitchen.
Coping with an eating disorder during the holidays can be difficult as Judy Fortin reports.
"This is me, this is my body – I have accepted it," the 90210 star tells PEOPLE
After students and parents raised concerns about displayed calorie counts leading to or worsening eating disorders, Harvard University Dining Services removed the index cards detailing nutritional information from dining halls this year.
Is thin still in? CNN's Alina Cho reports as New York Fashion Week gets under way.
Argentine senators have approved a bill declaring obesity and other eating disorders diseases covered by the nation's public and private health care programs
The Prom Night star, who once battled eating disorders, is finished with weight worries
I often say that I spend more time and energy on my one boy than on my three girls. Other mothers of boys are quick to say the same. Forget that old poem about snips and snails and puppy dog tails, says Sharon O'Donnell, a mom of three boys and the author of "House of Testosterone." "Somehow it's been changed to boys being made of 'fights, farts, and video games,' and sometimes I'm not sure how much more I can take!"
"She has always been thin [and is] her daddy's daughter, with his long body," says mom
Marya Hornbacher's courageous memoir tracks her coming to terms with a difficult mental illness
Ginger Spice hopes that "whatever shape she is, she loves herself"
Mothers have a strong influence over their daughters' eating habits as Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.
Maggie O'Connor minces garlic for a Mexican lasagna while across the kitchen Melissa Thornton chops basil for a turkey wrap.
A study shows that suicidal anorexics go beyond their disease in search of a way to die
Looking back at the time when she suffered a devastating eating disorder, Jamie-Lynn Sigler says it's like she was a different person.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is brushing off questions about her recent weight loss, saying she's merely exercising and eating well to keep her svelte figure.
The Italian advertising photographer is behind some infamous marketing campaigns, as proved by his latest efforts
The eternal enfant terrible of fashion photography, Oliviero Toscani, has roiled the fashion world with a revealing ad
An Italian fashion label has stirred debate by featuring a naked, anorexic model on billboards across the country in an effort to raise awareness of the illness.
A controversial anti-anorexia advertising campaign has launched in Italy, showing a gaunt looking French actress.
Ellen Pompeo wants everybody to know that she does not have an eating disorder. And she blames the media for propagating those rumors.
Recently photographed looking shockingly gaunt, Courtney Love actually insists her weight is going up, not down.
Thandie Newton says she suffered from bulimia and has the scars to prove it.
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When it comes to her looks, Eva Mendes is grateful for what she's got.
Jenny McCarthy is just like everybody else when it comes to her fitness regime: diet and exercise - and home workout equipment that she doesn't really use for its proper purpose.
Playing a free concert in New York City Thursday, Courtney Love looked shockingly thin - and even cracked a joke about her gaunt appearance.
Models younger than 16 should be banned from catwalks during London Fashion Week over fears that some girls are developing eating disorders because of their work in the industry, fashion experts have recommended.
Ban sought on young models
The standardized image is pasted all over the mass media. Whether it's Hollywood, the runway or glossy magazines, the message is very clear: Look like this and be sexy.
For Natalie, it started in high school. She had always been a hearty eater, but increasingly, when life got stressful, she turned to food for comfort.
London Fashion Week got under way on Monday with the ongoing debate over ultra-skinny models continuing to distract from the styles on the catwalk.
A New York City Council member Thursday proposed pushing sponsors to ban abnormally thin models from walking New York Fashion Week's runways.
Traveling the world between catwalk shows, photo shoots and parties and appearing on the covers of glossy magazines, models are used to living in the spotlight.
The world's first ban on overly thin models at a top-level fashion show in Madrid has caused outrage among modeling agencies and raised the prospect of restrictions at other venues.
Katharine McPhee's revelation that she has battled bulimia puts the American Idol runner-up in the company of millions of Americans.
Pushing a grocery cart loaded down with cereals, sandwich fixings and sweet treats up and down the aisles of her local store is one of Cindy's great joys.
Coffee-heart attack link clarified
On a balmy night in late October, hundreds of partiers, most sporting red or blue Hawaiian shirts, pack the Delux nightclub in Delray Beach, Fla. It's a swank place--outdoor decks, two bars, plush,...
(CNN) -- Playing Meadow Soprano on HBO's pilot of "The Sopranos" was the role of a lifetime for then-16-year-old Jamie-Lynn Sigler, an unknown actress from Long Island, New York.
Take 1: the FX network's new comedy series "Starved" is an audacious but ultimately fond and respectful look at Americans' obsessions with eating, dieting, and body image.
Just hours before Terri Schiavo's death on Thursday, Florida's Pinellas County Probate Court released nine of 11 videotapes of the brain-damaged woman that had been recorded in 2002.
With their court battles apparently exhausted, supporters of Terri Schiavo's parents said Sunday that they would take their efforts to Washington on Monday.
What caused Terri Schiavo's condition?
Mary-Kate Olsen has been discharged from a treatment facility after a six-week stay, her spokesman said Monday.
Dotty Bowers had suffered severe headaches since childhood, and they only got worse with time. No one seemed able to help -- not her family doctor in Middlebury Heights, Ohio, who prescribed ever-s...
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