Like many women, I've often distilled body image into a series of cold hard numbers: pounds, dress size, calories, carbs. But it wasn't always this way. In fact, the first time I realized weight would be an issue in my life, it was all about words.
We have a lot to learn from our wise great-grandmothers. Start thinking about how you can mimic parts her lifestyle (but perhaps don't bring back the big poofy dresses- let's leave that in the past) and you (and your children and grandchildren) will be all the healthier for it.
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Some of the food that DIDN'T make this list was ehh at best, but with this below, even you will realize gluten-free food doesn't suck. Especially my boyfriend, who after his delicious dinner of spaghetti the other night, found out he had just eaten gluten-free pasta for the first time.
Overindulging isn't just influenced by food choices. There's ample research to suggest healthy eating is a highly sensory experience, and everything from the color of our plates to the sounds in the room may trigger a mindless binge.
Let go of your negative associations with eating, with certain foods, with weight and expectations. Stop depriving yourself. Stop trying to define moderation. Stop placing blame and instead choose to be mindful.
Is basing serving sizes on what people actually eat the right decision in light of current rates of obesity and chronic disease? Or will it only further confuse consumers on what is an appropriate serving size, adding to the education burden that already exists?
I got the chance to be in an inspiring place where you can actually breathe knowledge and engagement for social-economic and human causes, namely poverty eradication and food access ( or accessibility) to all.
Are our children really so desperate for food that they cannot go even an hour without the promise of a treat?
Most of my patients can reset their metabolism by switching from sugar and processed foods to real, whole, fresh food. But there are some who need a more powerful reboot, a cleanse. And there are so many programs and cleanses out there -- some good, some not.
I invite you to evaluate the food you are eating. Remember, you are what you eat!
To truly make these things happen sometimes we must push our bodies and minds to their limits, step out of our comfort zones and force ourselves to give it everything and more, even if we don't want to. Here are the things you don't want to do, but should do to make the most of your workout!
Do you enjoy being nudged? Criticized? Neither do your kids. If you've never told them that eating vegetables is good and tasty go ahead, but if you've already said it before, trust that the tune's already playing in their head.
Follow the lead of top nutrition experts with this roundup of the five foods doctors swear by, inspired by my new book of healthy food swaps, Eat...
Sitting on the beach and sipping margaritas may be more appealing to you right now than hitting the gym. Summertime often translates into weight gain,...
The argument for an emphasis on actual foods rather than manufactured ingestibles masquerading as such garners little opposition from entities not directly involved in selling the latter. Such entities, however, have access to the best marketing talent money can buy.
Don't bother reaching for that shaker of salt next time you eat out. The chain restaurant industry has already decided for you how salty you like your food, and they think you like it plenty salty!
Anyone who has been vegan for any length of time can probably relate to being annoyed by some of the most frequently reoccurring questions and statements.
Not only does the government refuse to adjust a ridiculous food pyramid that's left more than one-third obese and two-third overweight, but they fail ...
It's time to realize that no diet is ever going to work in the long run. The only answer is to learn how to slowly change those habits. Habit change is a slow process, but the only way to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight for the rest of your life.