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Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

While our newsletter schedule didn't allow us to present this last week, we still want to bring attention to this important topic. Eating disorders come in varied forms and affect both females and males. Whether anorexic, bulimic or an overeater, these disorders lead to dangerous health issues, and sometimes even death.

Eating disorders in the U.S. by the numbers:

  • 7 million women and 1 million men have an eating disorder
  • 152 million people know someone with an eating disorder
  • 7.5% of anorexics die within 10 years; 35% will make a full recovery
  • 1 in 10 people with an eating disorder receives treatment
  • 80% of Americans seeking treatment do not receive adequate treatment
  • 40% of newly identified cases of anorexia are in girls 15- to 19-years old
  • 81% of 10-year-old girls are afraid to be fat

Our team of experts published several articles to educate you about eating disorders. We hope you'll be better armed to help a loved one, or be more prepared to treat your own disorder.

Common Eating Disorders Defined
Yoga: A New Way to Treat an Eating Disorder

Sources: NEDA; South Carolina Dept. of Mental Health


Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Saturday is National Cereal Day, so here's a piping hot, homemade cereal recipe that will give your family a delicious start to the weekend. With fresh apples, cinnamon and raisins, you won't miss that pre-packed stuff. 242 Calories, 4g Fat, 0mg Cholesterol, 7g Fiber

Crab Stuffed Chicken

Crab Stuffed Chicken

Wow your dinner guests with a lighter approach to surf and turf. Stuff chicken with crab meat, swiss cheese, red peppers and white wine for a truly indulgent meal that will keep your diet in check. 194 Calories, 3.6g Fat, 33.2g Protein


Know Your Fats!

Fats are necessary for your body to function properly. It’s important not to go overboard though, because a high fat diet is linked to multiple chronic diseases. For fat, it’s recommended to:

  • Consume no more then 10% of calories from saturated fat
  • Less than 300mg/day of cholesterol
  • Keep consumption of trans fat as low as possible
  • Keep total fat intake between 20-35% of calories, with most coming from sources of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat (i.e. nuts, vegetable oil, & fish)

Send Kinsey your questions today.
Catch all of Kinsey’s Nutrition Advice in the Diet Blog.

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Guest Blogger of the Month: California Raisins

During March, we're pleased to welcome Dr. Julie Miller Jones to the blog stage. Dr. Jones is professor emeritus of The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. She also serves as the national nutrition advisor for the California Raisin Marketing Board. You can see her posts about health, nutrition and fitness each Tuesday during March.

Check-out her first post, Raisins and Walking — Smart Steps for Heart Health.

Featured Video

Bernie's Message for Parents
As a children's health advocate, Bernie's asking parents to take responsibility for the wellness of their children.

The Extra Sugar-Free Gum Giveaway

Extra Gum Giveaway

We're giving 20 people 20 packs of Biggest Loser's favorite sugar-free gum. Twenty MyDIR community members will be chosen to receive this sweet and juicy five-calorie snack to help curb cravings for afternoon sweets. Drawings will be held each Monday through 3/9/09.

Get the details now, or sign-up for MyDIR.

Must-see Blog Posts

If you're not bookmarking the Diet Blog and checking in each day, you're missing some hot health topics from our team of health and wellness writers. Check-out the latest news, information and tips from each blogger:


Matt’s Fitness Tip


Muscle or Joint Pain from Running?
Running is rough on the body, so having the proper diet and right workout attire is vital. Your muscles need plenty of protein to build and repair the muscle that is being broken down during the exercise. Finding the proper shoes is tough and sometimes expensive, but worthwhile. I recommend either Asics or New Balance.

Send Matt your questions today.
Catch all of Matt’s Fitness Advice in the Diet Blog.

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