Friday, June 02, 2006

Speaking of Celebrities. . .

As I was reading up on Jamie-Lynn Sigler, I came across this site:


5 comments:

PalmTreeChick said...

Have you read Tracey Gold's book, "Room to Grow?" I enjoyed it, but I am also a HUGE Growing Pains fan. I've always wanted to read "Wasted" but can't find it. I must search harder.

katrina said...

Hey, fascinating blog! I'm excited to read more.
Thanks for your comment the other day!

allisonsky said...

Dr. Stacey,
I wonder how hormones play into eating disorders. During PMS a lot of women tend to eat a lot because they have cravings, feel hungrier then usual, and have no control when it comes to food. Some women also feel out of control and borderline psychotic. So does the psychosis and out of control feeling, force you to eat out of wanting control??? And is this binge eating during PMS actually an eating disorder. I feel out of control during PMS, eat on at least 3 pounds and spend the next two weeks depriving myself, just to binge eat during PMS again. What is your medical expertise on this "type" of eating disorder??? And how can you control it????

drstaceyny said...

AS--you'd probably want to check with a medical professional for specifics, but I know that your metabolism increases around that time, which means you require more food! Also, cravings (especially for salty foods) may be your body's attempt at restoring electrolyte/fluid balances. That said, it's important to understand that the fuel requirements are different at diff. times of the month and to honor your appetite.

What probably happens for you and others is that there is an increased appetite (for physiological and possibly, psychological reasons), you try to "be good," and then this backfires with a binge. You might then handle the binge by restricting (maybe when it's easier, after your cycle), which can then build up, leading to more binges (that you may allow during pms-time). In short, it's a binge-restriction cycle. The way to break it? Don't restrict yourself after your period. Continue to eat normally and recognize that your cravings will increase at certain times.

Anonymous said...

I think it's a bit harsh to say that every woman has an eating disorder but i don't think i know one woman who hasn't convinced herself she was overweight at some point.