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How eating disorder recovery plans aren’t accommodating of cultural foods

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Trigger warning: This article discusses eating disorders.

The only food Lauren Kim really wanted to eat during her eating disorder was Korean food. Her relationship with the cuisine had been complex since she was 5 years old. Her fellow students’ comments on her lunches made her feel different, so she would ask her mother for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches instead of bulgogi. Years later, homesick at college and grappling with newly raised questions about race and identity, Korean food was all she wanted to eat. 

‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Star Crystal Kung Minkoff Shares Journey to Recovery From Bulimia

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Crystal Kung Minkoff shared her battle with bulimia in an episode of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” on Wednesday.

The battle: In the episode, the 35-year-old mother of two told her fellow co-stars Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, Sutton Stracke, Kathy Hilton and Kyle Richards how her struggle with bulimia began at 11 years old, according to People.

Model and MMA Fighter Mia Kang Shares Empowering Before and After Photos of Eating Disorder

Mia Kang, a mixed martial arts fighter and model who appeared in both Sports Illustrated and Vogue, shared a very empowering social media post for women suffering from eating disorders.

The post, which the 29-year-old model shared on her Instagram on Monday, goes into detail about her previously unhealthy lifestyle. It was accompanied by before-and-after photos of her size 2 past and current size 8 body.

Japanese Abuse Survivor Shares Heartbreaking Photos of Life at 37 Pounds

A Japanese Twitter user who goes by 淡々と白菜, which translates to “Wild Cabbage” in English, shared a horrible experience that she had gone through 10 years ago at the hands of her grandfather.

The woman, who is reportedly from Kyoto, Japan, survived many years of domestic abuse, ranging from being deprived of food to physical abuse inflicted by her grandfather, according to the translation from Daily Mail.

An Alarming Number of People in China Are Suffering From Eating Disorders

One of the negative impacts of China’s economic growth is the alarming rise in eating disorders among the Chinese citizens.  

Previously seen to be most prevalent in Western societies, the illness primarily blamed on media and societal affluence is growing while local services dedicated to treating it are barely catching up, the Los Angeles Times reported.