January 24th, 2007

Hard Work


A new beverage has shown up in my office cafeteria - Enviga. As a designer, it first caught my eye because I appreciated its package design and presentation. Then, I read about it - "green tea drink with berry flavour." Hmmm, this doesn't sound so bad. After that, I noticed that this Enviga drink is supposed to be catabolic - namely, your body is supposed to burn more calories digesting the drink than are in the drink itself; so-called "Negative Calories".


Does it work? Not really according to some. Read another article Here.

Nevertheless, it does taste good.

PS - Do not visit the Enviga site. It's a seizure-inducing, browser-crashing example of terrible design.

What do you all think about this? Not once in their Press Release does Coca Cola claim Enviga is supposed to be a "diet drink" to aid in weight loss, but the Enviga marketing materials are no different from other weight loss products on the market.
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Hey everyone.

I am looking for some international examples of eating disorders in academic journals or books. NO WEBSITES!

I know one of you wrote a psych paper, I believe, on international examples of eating disorders. I remember you outlined several countries around the globe. But more specifically, I am looking for examples only in the Caribbean.

Sooo, please search your university/college/other library databases, as I will be searching mine! Please let me know anything you come across. This is for a humanities paper but the information can come from ANY discipline.

Comment here with anything you find.


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Why do regular doctors know NOTHING about eating disorders. It pisses me off.

I was diagnosed with ED-NOS a couple years ago, and since I have been struggling lately, I went to my doctor to get a referral to a nutritionist. Needless to say, she was no help.

She kept asking what my eating disorder was. I told her I was diagnosed with ED-NOS and she responded, "well if you are going to see a nutritionist for an eating disorder, you are going to have to tell her what your exact eating disorder is". As if I was lying to her, and ED-NOS didn't exist!!!

I have gained weight in the past year and my bmi has went to 24, she checked her chart and told me I was on the fence of overweight, so I didn't qualify as anorexic. She asked me how often I exercised and stressed how often I needed to exercise to mantain a healthy bmi.

She then told me she was new to the area and couldn't recommend a nutritionist, I must call around myself.

I left the doctors office more triggered then when I came in.

and on a different note:
Does anyone else have difficultly with being weighed by the nurse when you go in for a check-up? It is so triggering to me.
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More myths

As you know, we have discussed a lot of things regarding myths surrounding people with eating disorders.

But I want to focus on another myth. The myth of healthy eating and/or weight loss.

Examples of myths:
  • Low calorie food is healthier because it's low calorie
  • Overweight people are obviously unhealthy
  • The longer you wait between meals, the skinnier you'll get
  • It's not ok to eat after working out, you're just gaining weight
  • Weighing yourself every day is good for keeping track of your health and weight
  • "I eat this because it's healthy" (ex: apples)
  • "I don't eat this because it's unhealthy" (ex: chips)
  • Skinny people are happier
  • Exercising in the morning is the best
  • Once you are at your goal weight, everything in life will be good