What is an Eating Disorder?

What is an Eating Disorder?

Learn more about eating disorders through statistics, definitions of normal eating, diagnostic criteria, details regarding weight fluctuations, “myths” about eating disorder, and more.

Overcoming Eating Disorders

Overcoming Eating Disorders

We can support your effort in overcoming eating disorders through FAQ, recovery projects, grounding techniques, anti-binge techniques, sample meal plans, directories, recovery stories, and more.

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About the Joy Project

The Joy Project is a non-profit, grassroots organization based on the philosophy of using real-world, workable solutions to end the epidemic of eating disorders. We work towards reducing the rate and severity of eating disorders by supporting and conducting research, education, and support programs.

The Joy Project does not seek to replace or discourage traditional or current treatments, but to expand the options for treatment. We seek to make treatment options more accessible to anyone affected and find and implement ways to make treatment more effective. The Joy Project seeks to empower individuals with eating disorders to be active participants in their own recovery.

The Joy Project has testified before members of Congress, created public service announcements to promote the message – “eating disorders come in ALL shapes and sizes” — and have spoken to members of the general medical community on how to help people with eating disorders in a way that is validating and effective.

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How We Can Help You

  • Support Group

    Support Group

    The Joy Project hosts weekly support groups. This is a safe space for members of the community who are struggling to recover from eating disorders. Anyone affected by eating disorder or body image issues is welcome. Friends and family members are welcome as well.

  • Online Message Board

    Message Board

    Our Online Message Board give people in recovery the opportunity to chat with others who are also in recovery to support each other, give and receive feedback, share helpful information, and challenge each other to continue to fight eating disorders.

  • Tools for Recovery

    Tools for Recovery

    Joy Project offers resources and information to assist you, your friends, or members of your family to recover from eating disorder. Here are some of the tools for recovery that might be helpful to you. You can also access the full list of these tools from the menu bar of our homepage as well.

  • Recovery Stories

    Recovery Stories

    Eating disorder comes in many forms, and so do the experiences of suffers and recoveries. Here, we post stories of recoverers that were contributed to us to share the knowledge, experience, and hope for recovery. Click here to see the list of contributed recovery stories.

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