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Overeating

4 Good Reasons for Out-of-Control Eating

Hiba Giacoletto | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Hiba Giacoletto

I hope you see that if your eating feels out of control at the moment, it isn't because you are weak or defective or lacking in willpower. From your body's perspective, there is always a good reason and becoming curious about what is really going on can help you make real change.

If You Warn Dieters How Unhealthy A Food Is, They'll Just Eat More Of It

Science of Us | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

Few foods are always bad or always good; it's fine to indulge in dessert sometimes, of course. So the researchers were curious: Would a more balanced message reduce that backfire effect of the negative messages?

8 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Health While Traveling

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.21.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

How many times have you come home from a great vacation with an unwanted souvenir in the form of a nasty cold or stomach bug? Or even worse, started f...

A Scientific Explanation For The Pesky Reality Of Winter Weight Gain

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.15.2016 | Science

Many of us tend to pack on unwanted pounds in the winter, and it can seem extra-difficult to lose the weight until the seasons change. Now, a ne...

How to Eat What You Want AND Not Gain Weight Over the Holidays: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Michele Lian | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

Holidays, whether mid-year or year-end, are usually associated with one thing: food. Plenty of it. And if you're a chronic over-eater (like I was)...

The Importance of Smelling the Roses

Eric J. Hall | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

Whether you think of "stopping to smell the roses" as a metaphor, or an actual act, the benefit is the same. Slow down and appreciate your environment is the message. It could add years to your life.

Holiday Eating Strategies

Alejandra Aguirre | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Aguirre

When I know there's a special occasion or season coming up that may involve overeating, I prepare my mind and body.

5 Fears You Need To Overcome to Transform Your Body (And Life)

Michele Lian | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

Remember: You have what it takes, are worthy, and don't need to know everything or do everything perfectly. You've got this.

How To Avoid A Thanksgiving Food Coma While Eating What You Want

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

After eating that enormous Thanksgiving meal, you may want to curl up on the couch (or a stretcher) and moan in belly agony while half-watching footba...

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, fa...

Feel Like Giving Up on Your Diet? Here's What to Do

Michele Lian | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

I'm not implying that you should be a quitter at life, but in life, you have to know when you need to quit because it's the only way to move closer to success. Here are some subtle (and not-so-subtle) signs that you should give up on the diet you're on.

The #1 Mistake All Dieters Make and How to Fix It

Michele Lian | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

Here's why: Most people who are trying to lose weight are using this one thing that will make them fail again, and again, and again....until they lose hope and give up altogether.

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Overeating

Anne Ricci | Posted 11.03.2015 | Women
Anne Ricci

This feeling of guilt that washes over you after having one or more pieces of chocolate cake, scoops of ice cream or handfuls of chips, and that can stick around even after you're no longer dieting and counting calories.

The 6 Things People Who Have a Healthy Relationship With Food Don't Do

Michele Lian | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

For many of us, these extremes of eating has made thriving and surviving more difficult to do. So how should we be eating in a way that's classified as "normal" or balanced? Well, for starters, here are five qualities that normal eaters DON'T have.

What's It like to Be a 'Normal' Eater?

Jen Picicci | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Jen Picicci

I've been reading Caitlin Boyle's blog, Healthy Tipping Point, for years and years now, and am always impressed by her dedication to health, fitness, and family, but also by how real and down to earth she is. Caitlin is the author of a several books, including Operation Beautiful. She's also a mom, a pet owner, and a triathlete, to boot!

The One Mental Shift You Need to Make to Stop Overeating

Michele Lian | Posted 10.08.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michele Lian

Have you ever woken up and gone into your day with an intention to eat well, stick to your workout routine and be 'good'? Probably. I've done it t...

The 5 Fastest Ways to Kill Your Weight Loss Progress

Michele Lian | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

How do you spot kinks in your own plan that have the potential to lead you off course with your weight loss goals, or worse, get you to quit forever? Here's what to look out for and how to nip them in the bud.

Size Matters! 10 Simple Strategies to Overcome Portion Distortion

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

The study suggests that legislation, price incentives, and marketing strategies may be needed to help bring about significant reductions in our food portions.

Why Not Talking About Over-Eating Might Be the Healthiest Option For Your Family

Lola Reed | Posted 08.19.2015 | Parents
Lola Reed

One of the simplest things we can do at any age to avoid overeating is to slow down so that there's time for our brains and stomachs to signal that we're full. Wolfing down our dinners in a pit stop mindset or mindlessly munching our way through our favorite show are doing us a disservice on so many levels.

3 Reasons Why Counting Calories Doesn't Work (And What to Do Instead!)

Jenn Hand | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

We've been taught to think that counting calories is a great way to lose weight, keep our size stable, and prevent us from having serious muffin top. But counting calories just ain't all it's cracked up to be.

Occasionally you realize someone you thought was a dear friend is actually a foe, their true character finally revealed. But how do you forgive the unforgivable? Here are my 10 steps to handling betrayal with elegance and grace.

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

My last blog addressed the topic of a self-hate attack--a sudden, intense mental episode of self-condemnation. Alternatively (or in addition) self-...

3 Ways to Make Healthier Food Choices

Jenn Hand | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenn Hand

Learning how to listen and find this "feel good" place IS a practice. If you haven't listened to your body in 10 years, you can't expect to just tune in and know how to do it in 10 minutes.

How Much Sitting Is Too Much Sitting? The Difference Between Too Much Sitting and Too Little Exercise

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Over the past decade we have gained a greater understanding of inactivity and its negative consequences. The game-changing new story concerns a novel scientifically-based therapeutic intervention: sit less.

Not in Control of Your Weight?

Dr. Bernadette Rock | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Bernadette Rock

Did you know that we only have control over approximately 15 percent of what happens in our daily lives? So about 85 percent of what we plan and hope ...

How I Stopped Letting Food Consume My Soul

Jen Picicci | Posted 06.13.2015 | Women
Jen Picicci

In short: You are already enough. Right now. Right this second. And when you let that wash over you, when you feel yourself believing it, let yourself imagine what life would hold for you if you felt that way all the time.