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Overeating

Are Pediatricians Hurting Your Toddler's Eating Habits?

Dina R. Rose | Posted 01.31.2012 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

Parents wouldn't have to resort to the "two more bites" tactic if they thought their toddlers were eating well. Ironically, it's the emphasis on nutrition that produces the problem.

Overdo It Yesterday? 7 Health And Beauty Tips To Get Back On Track

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 11.25.2011 | Healthy Living

It's all over -- we gave our thanks, watched the parades, rooted for football teams and ate. And (for some more than others) ate and ate and ate. I...

How To Avoid Binge Eating On Thanksgiving

Will Aguila, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Will Aguila, M.D.

We like to show our love to others with our food, but we can show this love more powerfully with words of compassion and kindness. Remember, it's really not about the food!

Why Food Becomes Addictive

Will Aguila, M.D. | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Will Aguila, M.D.

The thing about food addiction is that, unlike drugs, alcohol or smoking, food addiction is not yet frowned upon by society... What an ideal substance to abuse, right?

When Teens Turn To Food Out Of Boredom

Posted 12.19.2011 | Parents

Dear Susan, My nine-year old son is constantly snacking. He says it's because he's bored. The only activity he will do is play video games. He has...

How to Talk to Your Child About Obesity

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2011 | Parents
Mark Goulston, M.D.

You have to care enough about your child giving up their overeating for you to give up a self-defeating or even self-destructive habit you have.

The Bad Habits That Sabotage Divorcees

Vicki Larson | Posted 10.26.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Right or wrong, many divorced people tend to blame their ex for all that's gone wrong, and focus on how their ex has hurt them. Sometimes, however, th...

Why Politicians Get Fat

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
P.G. Sittenfeld

Two Saturdays ago, I devoured five hot dogs at three different festivals during the day. It turns out burgers and hotdogs are as common as handshakes on the campaign trail.

New Strategies To Curb Emotional Eating

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Americans are stressed out, and seeking treatment for anxiety and depression in record numbers. Experiencing all of those bad feelings each day leads us to consume more and more high-calorie junk food.

Understanding Emotional Eating

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Eating for pleasure or eating to reduce daily stresses are two sides of the same coin but our all-or-nothing minds divide this indivisible coin in half. 

Weight And Emotional Problems Are Not Inherited

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Our genes and DNA only contribute a "potential" that must be activated by our interactions with reality and by our beliefs. If the outside environment (the source of our belief and conditionings) does not activate a gene, it has no impact at all.

Why Is My Teenage Son Overeating? From Dr. Drew

Posted 09.14.2011 | Women

Sex and addiction expert Dr. Drew respond to a concerned mother's question about her teenage son's unhealthy eating habits. My Weekly Newsletter S...

Why Do You Keep Eating After You're Full?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Emotional eaters don't want to face unpleasantness in their lives. They don't want to feel any negative feelings. So they eat to get a pleasurable distraction from the feelings, to numb themselves.

Understanding Your Emotional Calendar and the Seasons

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

With the build up to Christmas over, all that remains are the days until the New Year makes its entrance. This time can be equally stressful, but It doesn't have to be that way, says Harvard Medical School's Dr. John R. Sharp.

Avoid Stress Eating This Holiday Season

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

A particular chemical in the brain, serotonin, seems to become less active late in the afternoon resulting in a deteriorating mood and a nagging need to eat.

The Energy of Food: A Missing Piece in the Overeating Puzzle (VIDEO)

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

When the impulse to overeat hits, try these strategies from my book to cope with the energy of stress without abusing food.

Did You Overeat on Thanksgiving? Forgive Yourself & Then Be Grateful

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

I'm suggesting that instead of beating yourself up for "failing" again to stick to your diet or plan, you rejoice that you overdid it. You see, the key to eating success lies in our so-called "failures."

This Year Give Thanks For Your Health

Carolyn Scott | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Scott

It's tough to not want to indulge this time of year. All the dishes smell and taste so good, and we wait all year to enjoy them.

15 Tips to Breeze Through the Holidays Without Overeating

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Here are tips to sail through Thanksgiving so you can have a joyous, thankful holiday, not one where you begin a slide into weight gain, fatigue and fuzzinesss.

Weekly Health Tip: At Holiday Time, Take a Moderate Approach

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Brought to you by Deepak Chopra, MD, Alexander Tsiaras, and TheVisualMD.com Which of the two stomachs shown above will yours resemble after Thanksg...

The Grinch of Halloween

Kathy Kemper | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Kemper

Why, when a huge percent of this country is morbidly obese, when heart disease is the leading cause of death -- why do we go ga-ga for gluttony? Or allow our kids to?

Things my mom showed me

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

My poor mother. I was her second child and she had me when she was only 20 years old. While David, my brother who is a year and two days older than m...

The Death of a Diet ... NOT!

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Everything in life has a cycle. Not to sound morbid here, but even businesses, ideas, all forms of life - are conceived, born, grow, peak, decline and...

Priceless

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

I love a good salad bar. Ruby Tuesdays is one of my favorite places to eat out - because of their awesome salad bar. (Though they also have a 980 calo...

Daydream Believer...

Kim Bensen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Bensen

Ever daydream about being thin? Oh, come on. Be honest. Anyone who has ever tasted getting to goal as much as they've tasted fried food knows what I'm...