USA TODAY: Thanksgiving and eating disorders: What to know

By | November 20, 2017


Thanksgiving and eating disorders: What to know

In America, surveys estimate 20 million women and 10 million men will have an eating disorder at some time in their lives, and for many of them Thanksgiving is a precarious time. Gluttony is commercialized, the calories on our plates analyzed and the stories in our news feeds vacillate between sanctioning holiday binge eating and pressuring us into diets to recover from them.”We live in a culture that validates a lot of this thinking and this talk, and particularly around the holidays when there’s almost an endorsement of disordered thinking and behavior,” said Claire Mysko, CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). 

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