Binge Eating Disorder Week

Golda Poretsky: Why Portion Control Doesn’t Work (And What To Do Instead)

We hope you’re enjoying Binge Eating Disorder Week so far! A big part of what we want to accomplish with BED Week is to share related info from several qualified and knowledgeable resources. If you’re not familiar with Body Love Wellness and Golda Poretsky, HHC, consider this your introduction! Golda Poretsky is an intuitive eating and body image coach who started Body Love Wellness in 2008 for women (like herself) who were fed up with stressing out about food and weight and wanted to live great lives no matter what…

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What is the DSM-5 and what does it mean for Binge Eating Disorder?

For those working in the field of behavioral health, the “go-to” book for definitions of the various mental illnesses is The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). The current version, DSM-IV, was released in 1994 and the updated manual is slated for release in May 2013. Several changes will affect the eating disorder community. The term NOS or not otherwise specified will be eliminated from the DSM-5; therefore, the diagnosis of ED-NOS will no longer be utilized. Binge Eating Disorder (BED) will be elevated to a distinct category…

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Lizabeth Wesely-Casella: My experience with Binge Eating Disorder

If you looked through The Women’s Issue, our most current magazine, you might recognize the name: Lizabeth Wesely-Casella graced Beutiful Magazine two months ago with an article related to shame-based behavior and seeking help. I’m thrilled to say that over the past two months, we’ve kept in contact and have joined Lizabeth and her company,, for Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Week. The original mastermind behind BED Week, Lizabeth has first-hand experience with Binge Eating Disorder and is now using her company to help those living with Binge Eating Disorder…

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Binge Eating Disorder and Recovery

During my years in high school, I had poor eating habits. I wouldn’t eat much for lunch because my friends didn’t really eat and I didn’t want to be seen as the “fat” one. At this time I also dealt with a lot of emotional trauma trying to fit in and adjust to high school, it was a new environment for me. So when I would come home I would just eat whatever we had to fill that empty feeling inside of myself. While I don’t think I would be…

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Body image and Binge Eating Disorder: A fine line

Body image is one’s personal perception about body shape, size, weight, and appearance. Vision, thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations are components of body image. Eating disorders and bad body image are often closely linked. The strong desire to lose weight/alter one’s physical appearance, when it is not health-related, is often a byproduct of low self esteem, distorted body image and a lack of self and body acceptance – all of which can lead to the development of an eating disorder. But what happens when the objective isn’t always to lose…

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