filed under: things celebrities say that the media sweeps under the rug to continue making controversy over them being “awful role models”
au where police officers get held accountable for their actions
how many times have i seen the prettiest girls w the ugliest guys and I’m staring at him wondering if it’s the way the light is hitting his face or smth and she’s looking at me like stay away from my man…listen im just trying to solve a puzzle you beautiful idiot
“I wanted to say, ‘Hey ladies, you’re beautiful,’. Hopefully, this changes things and maybe it won’t change things, but I love it.” - Nicki Minaj on the Anaconda music video
What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity
she likes carrying around random rags for no reason
this just in: i Really Really love One Direction
Despite losing a higher percentage of their body weight, most patients [who were previously] overweight presented in a so-called “healthy” weight range (e.g., BMI between 18.5 and 24.9). They showed similar levels of eating disorder pathology, similar prevalence of amenorrhea, and no difference in number of reported physical symptoms when compared with adolescents who did not have a preceding history of overweight.
These findings underscore the danger of emphasizing weight as the sole indicator of health and the importance of assessing a patient’s physical functioning or symptoms rather than body weight to determine their health status.
If an adolescent presents in a BMI category that is theoretically considered healthy but is not menstruating because of restrictive eating, or is exhibiting eating disordered cognitions, this teen is demonstrating unhealthy behaviors that will undoubtedly influence their overall well-being.
Medical consequences of these unhealthy behaviors are numerous and severe, including cardiovascular complica- tions (e.g., arrhythmias, syncope, corrected Q-T interval (QTc) prolongation, pericardial effusion), seizure, orthostatic hypo- tension, hypokalemia, pancreatitis, pneumothorax, and other conditions, regardless of weight status.
Furthermore, patients who have lost a larger percentage of their baseline BMI, despite presenting in a BMI category that is not technically “underweight,” have been shown to have an equally, or, in some cases, more medically serious presentation than patients who present at a lower BMI, but who have lost less weight overall
Similarly, adult patients who have a larger discrepancy between their current and the highest past weight have been found to have more severe eating disorder and psychiatric symptoms.”
Lebow, J., SIm, L. A., & Kransdorf, L. N. (2014) Prevalence of a History of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents with Restrictive Eating Disorders. (via scienceofeds)
This is so important.
Speaking as someone who went on a diet aged 17 whilst in an obese BMI category and ended up at a borderline underweight BMI category, I cannot emphasise enough that your ‘BMI’ does not equate to the severity of your eating disorder. I was never underweight ‘BMI’, but I was clearly extremely underweight for my body.
You can be experiencing the symptoms of starvation and need re-feeding at any BMI.
Reminder that ‘BMI’ is a meaningless indicator of health, and a meaningless tool for assessing eating disorders. Reminder that this has been evidenced again and again in peer reviewed journal papers.
I truly don’t post enough selfies