Navigating the Challenges of Returning to School for Children and Adolescents with Overeating or Binge Eating Disorders

Returning to school can be a challenging experience for children and adolescents with overeating or binge eating disorders. The school environment, with its academic pressures, social dynamics, and other social factors, often exacerbates the struggles faced by these young individuals. Understanding these challenges and providing supportive strategies is crucial for students, parents, and educators to foster a healthy and nurturing school experience. Let’s look at some of the challenges and solutions. Understanding the Challenges Social Stigma: Weight Bias and Bullying One of the primary challenges is the social stigma associated with overeating or binge eating disorders. Teens may experience weight bias, where they are judged or discriminated against based on their weight, leading to bullying, teasing, or exclusion by peers. Such negative experiences can intensify feelings of shame, guilt, and low self-esteem. Misunderstanding and Judgment There is often a lack of understanding about binge eating disorder, leading to misconceptions. Peers and even adults might mistakenly view the condition as a lack of willpower or self-control rather than recognizing it as one of the many serious…

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How to Get Your Family on Board with Healthy Eating in 2020

A healthy diet isn’t just about looking your best, it’s about feeling your best. Eating well provides the body with essential nutrients, energy, and can boost your immune system. A well-rounded diet has been linked to decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and memory loss. What you eat can also affect your brain functioning and help with weight loss. There’s no doubt about it, a healthy diet is essential for living your best life. While these logical reasons for eating healthy may appeal to you, it’s very common to face pushback from family members as you transition to a healthier diet. Don’t let this discourage you! We’ve got 12 ways to help get your family on board with healthy eating this year! Start small Making drastic changes may seem like a good idea, however, they often don’t last. Instead, start by making small changes, such as swapping one or two ingredients (a good example: replacing butter with olive oil) and work your way up to brand new recipes. Focus on the Why Often, family…

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