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It is easy to think you are all alone when you have an eating disorder, but nothing could be further from the truth. Recently, singer and rapper Ke$ha entered rehab for treatment of an undisclosed eating disorder, proving even those on the red carpet have image issues and self-doubt. The exact cause of conditions such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa is unknown, but there are contributing factors that we must all face. Look at some celebrities who have opened up about their battle with the binge, and how getting gave them back their lives.

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It’s difficult to walk by a magazine stand or turn on a television without seeing photographs of celebrities with seemingly “perfect” bodies. Many people find themselves asked how do celebrities get those bodies? The reality, in many cases, is that they are starving themselves.

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Shopping for clothes can be an empowering experience. Finding that perfect pair of jeans or that sweater that feels like it was made for you can feel like a triumph. But unfortunately, the dark side of fashion is that it can be ostracizing. Store mannequins are usually sized much smaller than the women who shop there. It can be upsetting for a woman to enter a store and be greeted by a crowd of underweight-looking mannequins.

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Stardom often cuts both ways. On the one hand, you gain the adoration of fans, money to burn and the realization of your wildest dreams. Becoming a pop icon is a difficult task to begin with, requiring some cocktail of talent, luck and savvy. But maintaining a pop career places artists under constant scrutiny. The pressure can build and, sooner or later a gasket is bound to blow.

Whether or not the pressure associate with fame actually causes eating disorders, there certainly seems to be a correlation. It seems that each week there is a new star (usually a young female) seeking treatment for an eating disorder.

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Superbowl - football shaped pizzaFor many, the Super Bowl is a time to watch football with friends while popping open a cold one and eating a smattering of Super-Bowl "staple" foods. Fried chicken, burgers, hot dogs, chili and chips are just some of the average Super Bowl fare, and are just part of what makes the Super Bowl so enjoyable to many. However, if you suffer from binge eating disorder or compulsive overeating, the thought of attending a Super Bowl party may be quite scary. If you suffer from an eating disorder, the fear may actually make you want to avoid the party all together, but you don't have to. You can attend the party without bingeing on unhealthy foods, and you can do it without being hungry or suffering from guilt. Here are some tips to help you out:

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