A lot of appropriate attention is focused on hunger and food insecurity as well as obesity. However, malnutrition, also known as undernutrition, is a bigger threat because of the deeper health consequences it creates.
I'm not saying we are wrong. In fact, we may all be right, about everything. But we are all right about disparate and seemingly-competing bits of the same, whole truth. The result is that nobody can see that whole truth.
At age 7, I began counting calories and lost seven pounds. I remember that number, because I had apparently done better than my grandmother, who had also recently gone on a diet.
The dream of every child receiving school feeding is a step everyone can get involved with and support. This one action can improve the lives of girls everywhere by giving them a foundation for success: nutrition and education.
Some foods can sabotage your slumber, causing you to wake frequently throughout the night (or even making it difficult to fall asleep in the first place). However, other foods can actually increase the hormones in your brain that promote relaxation and high quality sleep. Read on for smart diet swaps -- and finally claim that full night of rest.
You'll be happy to know that Buffett is definitely not a health nut.
How are you tracking your progress toward your goals? Make it easy on yourself by using passive data collection. Look at that data regularly, holding yourself accountable to the metrics. Then you'll be living the Socratic dream - a well-examined life.
Learning to trust myself has allowed me to be happy in my body in a way I never imagined possible. But it required that I stop judging my happiness by looking in the mirror and comparing my body to other women's bodies. It required that I look inside, listen to and trust my body, and find happiness by turning away from appearance and toward my heart.
Narrowing your focus is a mental model that you can apply whenever you want to start a new behavior or take on a new project that seems too big or overwhelming or complex to handle. It is a filter you can run larger problems through to approach issues from a more useful place.
At the end of the day we should all be searching for the simplest ways to live a long, healthy, and energetic life.
When dietary worry was all directed at excess fat intake, pseudo-fruit and multicolored marshmallows were able to fly under the radar. A widening array of worries has cost them that cover.
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If you have a fraught relationship with exercise, you probably keep coming back to these three excuses. I know I certainly did. But here are some unconventional things for you to try when you encounter them.
Many times, faith and self-acceptance are the very first steps to successful weight loss. Focusing on abundance instead of deprivation, as well as having the courage to address the emotions behind our eating patterns, are the next steps to creating a healthy body that we love.
Maybe you can't find a way around your long work day or an extra busy schedule, but that doesn't mean you have to forgo healthy eating entirely.
We can take milk, or leave it. Take milk fat, or leave that. Either way, we can have a good diet of wholesome foods in sensible combinations -- or not. But either way, we need to take seriously the reverberations of our dietary choices across the landscape of a shrinking planet, and the legacy of kindness or cruelty by which history will be invited to judge us.
Food can be nourishing and tasty too, and long-term happy, healthy, weight loss maintenance does not include restriction and deprivation.
We all remember the Ice Bucket Challenge from last summer and its amazing success, raising money for research to cure ALS. What if that same spirit could be used to save children from starvation around the world?
Numerous factors contribute to belly fat, but over my decades practicing medicine I've found when patients focus on these seven strategies they normalize insulin, lose that stubborn belly fat, and finally gain abundant health.
We are all susceptible to negative self-talk, but the quicker we can learn to shift those thoughts back to the positive track the more we will stay on course to truly show up shining for every moment in our lives.