The Neuroscience of Anxiety & Anorexia

The Neuroscience of Anxiety & Anorexia

Think back to the last time you experienced feeling “hangry”—irritable, cranky or uncomfortable due to hunger. Perhaps it was when you had gone too long between meals, got held up in a lunch meeting or were engaging in a restrictive diet plan. This uncomfortable and...
The Importance of Early Change

The Importance of Early Change

The importance of early change in eating disorder treatment cannot be over-emphasized.  When we say “early change” we mean a significant reduction in ED symptoms like restriction, binge-eating and purging – within the first 6-8 weeks of treatment.  Extensive...
Why Dieting Just Doesn’t Work

Why Dieting Just Doesn’t Work

Over hundreds and thousands of years, our ancestors developed adaptations to survive famine.  When faced with a dramatic shift in energy availability (i.e. decrease in food), the body responds with neurobiological, hormonal and metabolic changes.  So what does that...
Wake Up, Weight Watchers: The Dangers of Teen Dieting

Wake Up, Weight Watchers: The Dangers of Teen Dieting

You may have seen the recent Weight Watchers campaign that promotes free teen memberships starting in the summer of 2018. Weight Watchers is deploying a classic marketing technique—a free startup offer in the hopes that once hooked on the product, participants would...