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87. Eating Disorders in Kids with Dr. Lisa Ghent

Episode Summary

One person dies every 52 minutes in the US because of an eating disorder, and 95% of people with eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25. Parents often struggle with helping their kids develop healthy eating habits and body image, so to help us navigate this is Dr. Lisa Ghent. In addition to her incredible book smarts and clinical experiences, her real-world, practical experiences bring a depth of understanding to this topic that’s rare. A large percentage of Dr. Lisa’s practice is pediatrics, and she’s a wife and mom to three daughters, ages 12, 9, and 7.
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Key Takeaways To Tune In For

  • [03:55] Difference between an eating disorder and disordered eating 
  • [05:52] How mindset and verbiage can affect eating
  • [08:14] Bulimia in kids
  • [11:06] Anorexia in kids
  • [12:48] Tips for parents to help establish healthy eating and portion control in their kids
  • [24:42] Eating disorder warning signs in kids
  • [30:30]  Influence social media plays in unhealthy eating narrative
  • [36:59] Development of the teenage brain around eating

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