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Food Addiction

Trauma, Food Addiction, and "Painful" Pounds

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition For years I've listened to women a...

Behavioral Addictions: A Dangerous and Slippery Slope

Allen Frances | Posted 05.16.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

A seemingly small and barely noticed organizational change in DSM-5 disguises what is really a giant conceptual leap -- one that may eventually cause large and harmful unintended consequences.

I Lost 150 Pounds -- Here's What You Don't Know

Naomi Teeter | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Naomi Teeter

I've maintained my weight loss with ease these last four years by getting good at:

When Eating Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Cooper

As we look to improve and expand our obesity prevention initiatives throughout the United States and abroad, the often untapped subject of emotional eating must also have a seat at the table.

Should You Cut Out Carbs to Lose Weight?

Jenn Hand | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Women who struggle with food typically want to rebel against any rule we do make, so remember that if you cut out carbs completely, you may end up saying "screw this" by day three because you really wanted that peanut butter toast!

Breaking the Cycle of Food Addiction

Georgia Kolias | Posted 03.08.2016 | Parents
Georgia Kolias

At this age, my daughter loves food just because. She is not me. She is not growing up around constant hostility. She is not unhappy. She does not want to either starve herself into disappearing or eat herself into oblivion. She simply loves food.

You've Dropped the Weight -- Here Are 5 Ways to Keep It Off

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition In December of 2014, I had the pleasure...

What's Communication Got to Do With... Lasting Love?

Mark Baer | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Baer

Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.

5 Hacks That Will Train Your Brain to Crave Kale Instead of Cupcakes

Maureen Witten | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Maureen Witten

Once you master the following techniques, you'll notice that when you are actually physically hungry, your cravings will lean toward healthy foods more often than they will junk foods!

The Real Reason You Can't Resist Chocolate

Thrillist | Posted 12.03.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

Chocolate has been irresistible for ages: the Aztecs used it as currency, the Spaniards kept it a secret from neighboring countries for about a century, and the average American eats 9.5lbs of it in one year. It's safe to say we're all obsessed with chocolate... and we may even be addicted to it.

Why We Need To Stop Treating Overeating As A Personal Failure

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

America has a problem. As the latest data released last week by the Centers For Disease Control's National Center for Health Statistics confirmed, far...

10 Warning Signs You're About to Give Up On Your Weight Loss Journey Again

Naomi Teeter | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Naomi Teeter

As you're on your weight loss journey, watch out for these warning signs that will surely send you right back to square one.

Disengaging the Bomb: Five Ways to Overcome Emotional Food Cravings

Nykki Hardin | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Nykki Hardin

The next time you find yourself in the middle of an insatiable craving, or are about to make a choice that is not in alignment with honoring your body, here are five possibilities to free yourself from the situation:

My Name Is Adiba Nelson and I Am a Food Addict

Adiba Nelson | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
Adiba Nelson

Food will never hate me, will never beat me, will never touch me when I don't want to be touched, will never point and laugh and call me names. It will never lie to me. Food just has one requirement: to be consumed.

Eating Addiction: There's an App for That

Robert Pretlow, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert Pretlow, M.D.

FotoSearch ShutterStockUp to now, the only treatment for obesity that has produced significant long-term weight loss is bariatric surgery. Bariatri...

Are Obese People Wired To Crave High-Calorie Foods?

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.03.2015 | Science

Scientists and doctors have long debated whether "food addiction" is real and whether it plays a role in obesity. A new brain imaging study offers int...

Is Your Job Making You Fat?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

No matter how long you've tried to solve your weight problem and how many times you've failed, there is a way to solve it. You just have not yet found or done what you need to do. Keep learning and trying new things. Persist and you will succeed.

How I Cheated on My Diet to My 100-Pound Weight Loss

Joey Schleicher | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Joey Schleicher

About two years back there was this program released that promised to change your life in 21 days. Maybe you have heard of it, maybe not... At that ti...

Is Food Addiction Keeping You From Losing Weight?

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Have you ever thought of yourself as a food addict? If so, you are not alone. Ask yourself these questions: 1) Do you find yourself craving and eat...

The 9 Most Addictive Foods (And How To Stop Eating Them)

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ellen Breslau | Posted 05.27.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Pizza. Chips. Soda. French fries. There are some foods we just can't get enough of. And now groundbreaking scienc...

7 Secrets Of A Starbucks Junkie

Dorothy Howe Kelley | Posted 05.13.2016 | Comedy
Dorothy Howe Kelley

I understand the slack-jawed blank expressions, trying to comprehend the difference between a latte and a macchiato. But folks, kindly step aside for those of us who speak fluent Starbuck-ese. We've got this thing down.

Sandie's Hero's Journey

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition After years of research, the writer and m...

Honor Love, Our Power, and Ourselves

Helene Lerner | Posted 06.28.2015 | Women
Helene Lerner

Mallika Chopra believes that unlike goals, intentions come from our soul."When we live with intent," she says, "we honor love, relationship, and ourselves." She shared a wonderful practice with me -- to check in and ask ourselves: Who am I? What do I want? How can I serve?

Congrats on Quitting Sugar, Now Let Me Act Out on My Addiction in Peace

Anna David | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna David

So this is what I have to say to you people who are off sugar: I'm eating, as I type, a dark chocolate covered acai berry -- that's right, a superfood! It is delicious. And look, if it turns out that this is leading me down the devil's path, I'll discover that in my time.

Obesity and Food Addiction: It's Not About Willpower

Tim Ward | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tim Ward

While it's nationally recognized that we are in the midst of an "obesity epidemic," our response remains gravely inadequate. Imagine handling the ebol...