And so it comes to this: if we eat well, we are unlikely to need a drug for weight control, whether it is a better drug or a worse one. And if we don't eat well, a drug may or may not help with weight, but it can't possibly substitute for the myriad other influences of diet quality.
It's not that we lack self-discipline or willpower to be successful. The problem is that dieting couldn't be more opposite to how we're evolutionarily designed to survive and function best. Could you ever imagine our distant ancestors going against their biological drive for survival by purposefully eating less food when it was available?
I believe him because I have heard it my whole life. I heard it when I wanted to feel confident. I heard it when I wanted to feel great. Every time I heard it, it brought me to an evil place.
Most likely, the food industry holds your kitchen hostage. No doubt your cupboards and pantry are filled with ultra-processed fare. Detoxifying your kitchen allows you to escape these shackles and transform your kitchen to a place of wellness.
What if, instead all the negative food-body thoughts, feeling like a failure, and regret-eating, we could have a lighter more positive touch and just make a few super do-able substitutions to our recipes?
There is no escaping it -- Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and those chalky candy hearts staring at you in the drug store are proof of it. ...
The dangerous excesses of salt, sugar, fat, additives, preservatives, food colorings, and chemical flavoring that describe Big Food in hospitals simply can no longer be tolerated. Medical activists must speak up and demand that junk food go the way of cigarettes on hospital campuses.
To learn more about what choices people make when it comes to buying prepackaged diet food, we surveyed more than 500 people ages 18 and older. Check out the infographic to find out where people buy diet food, how often they eat it, how much they spend and more.
It's hard to tease apart metabolic vs. hedonic causes for obesity, and impossible to change the underlying genetics leading to each susceptibility. Both mechanisms explain why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off.
Yesterday, I sat with a friend, and she said if she could have one wish it would be to be able to eat whatever she wanted and not gain weight. I clari...
This year's World Economic Forum provided an opportunity for leaders from all sectors of global development to look at new tactics in global decision-making.
2014 was a huge year for plant-based nutrition. From top tier celebrities, critical nutrition studies, amazing books, cookbooks, documentaries, and a dizzying selection of new vegan products on the market, veganism is quickly moving from the margins to mainstream awareness.
Below are eight strategies for healthy eating and weight loss that can be modified based on your belief system, your personal preferences and your individual body.
Though talks of tongue and smell might not be the trendiest of health news at the moment, they are no doubt the senses that are most intimately linked to our nutrition -- and therefore indispensable to our everyday journey towards better health.
Getting to the root of your weight issue will begin your healing process to total body freedom forever. You deserve that.
Kids of all ages can learn healthy eating habits and it is never too late to get started. Check out my top five ways to get your kids eating healthier. You may find the information relevant for you as well.
Many of the same behavioral activation techniques that are used in the treatment of depression can improve your mental wellness even if you do not suffer from depression.
Confession time... There are some days when something as simple as a green bean can really piss me off. Sure, I'm committed to healthy eating -...
What the hell is everyone else feeding us?
Winter is a misunderstood season. The holiday frenzy and new year often obscure the best winter has to offer -- a season of inward reflection, comfort foods and lots of sleep. Adjusting with the seasons is essential to functioning your best, but winter presents a challenge for many of us. Below are a few tips to consider, but my main point is this: live seasonally. Winter is a time to reflect, rest and slow down.