Ultimately, you can’t tell if someone has an eating disorder solely by looking at what they look like. Just because someone is thin or heavy doesn’t mean that they do or don’t have an eating disorder or otherwise deal with disordered eating, Dr. Alexis Conason, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist and eating disorder expert, tells Romper.
“Our body image plays a huge role in how we all feel about ourselves,” says Alexis Conason, a psychologist specializing in overeating and body image in New York City who does research at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. She says youths are developing their sense of self and body shaming can warp self-image and launch eating
When we are busy worrying about how to position the sheets in a way that will flatter our belly or hide our thighs, we aren’t attuned to the pleasurable physical sensations of our partner’s touch, and this can interfere with our ability to derive satisfaction from the sexual experience,” says Alexis Conason, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist.
There’s no way around it: This eating style is restrictive. “In the extreme, diets like the keto diet can actually predispose vulnerable people to full-blown eating disorders,” says Alexis Conason, PsyD, a licensed psychologist. Read Article Here
Dr. Conason helped me understand why. “When we believe that our food will be restricted, we have a ‘now or never’ mentality, thinking this is our one opportunity to eat this food, so we should eat as much as we can in this moment because we’ll never allow ourselves to have it again,” she says. Read
The most common issue that women present with is feeling not good enough. This often manifests in body image dissatisfaction and eating concerns, as well as insecurities about career, marriage, parenting…” explains Clinical Psychologist Alexis Conason, Psy.D. She says that an important step in turning these negative thoughts around is, “decreasing shame and judgment around these issues,
Mini cupcakes might be cute, but Google’s disregard for the wellbeing of people with eating disorders isn’t. I was nine when I first started trying to lose weight, a crash diet designed for heart patients. I was only supposed to follow for a week, and it involved eating a lot of terrible cabbage soup. For
Everybody loves a good fixer-upper, and this applies just as much to dating as it does to interior decorating; the inclination to date people who need to be “saved” is a common one. Unfortunately, unlike homes, people aren’t as easy to flip. In fact, Dr. Alexis Conason, a licensed psychologist from New York City, says trying to
Mary and Joyce met while in nursing school, just a few months after their high school graduation. The year was 1957, when gas cost 23 cents a gallon and the Frisbee was invented. Mary and Joyce quickly became best friends, like peas and carrots, as Forrest Gump might say. They double-dated, were in each other’s