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Feature Articles: Eating Disorders
 

Tips on preventing an eating disorder

Greta Hopke, RD, and Candance Gabel, MS, RD, LD, associate state nutrition specialist, University of Missouri Extension

 

Build up your self-image, body-image, and self-esteem; accept who you are inside and outside.Educate yourself. Understand the processes, self-talk, and behaviors that may lead to the development of an eating disorder.
 

Keep in mind your personal positive qualities and talents.
 

Build up your self-image, body-image, and self-esteem; accept who you are inside and outside.
 

Use food and eating to nourish and provide energy for your body, not as a reward or punishment.
 

Understand there are no good or bad foods, simply aim for balance, variety, and moderation in your healthful eating plan.
 

For more information, see the other Food, Fitness and Eating Disorders feature articles or visit the following websites:

 

 

References:

Kolodny, N. (2004). The beginner's guide to eating disorder recovery. Carlsbad, CA: Gürze Books.

 

Williams, M. (2005). Nutrition for health, fitness, & sport. 7th Ed. New York: McGraw Hill.

 


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