I know there will be other bumps, yet I am learning to navigate my inner terrain in way that is experiencing more of life's adventures, where I can enjoy the flying lessons and the scenery along the way more and more of the time.
Emotions will not always feel good, but I will survive. I also learned that though relationships do not rely on food; they consist of emotional sustenance.
In the pursuit of health, there is the risk of forgetting what health is for. Health is for living -- and while health certainly makes life better, something is seriously wrong if preoccupation with health ruins the good times. Don't let it ruin yours
Please, dear readers, be kind to yourselves and those around you who suffer from body shame and struggle with their weight. The violence and wounding is darker and deeper than you may think.
When stress rises during the holidays we are especially vulnerable to overeating foods we associate with fond memories.
People will resort to drastic measures when they're desperate. When it comes to weight loss especially, there are some pretty crazy ideas out there.
It's the holidays. Ho Ho Ho. That means lots of food, sales, crowds and getting together with family. In the movies it's always happy, loving, warm and inspiring. In real life, depending on your family, it can be stressful, anger-producing and even tear-producing.
This Thanksgiving, don't starve yourself. Don't feel deprived. Starvation isn't sustainable. Hunger isn't healthy. Instead, eat more -- but higher-quality -- holiday foods.
One of our Social Diet members, Patrick Pittman, talks about expecting more from your food when you're watching calories. The reasoning is simple: Every bite needs to be outstanding if you're eating fewer bites.
Here's what's really making all of us unhealthy: It's those times when we eat like it's a holiday for no apparent reason on a Tuesday night at Ruby Tuesday's. Or when we eat out of boredom, stress or loneliness instead of our true hunger.
Picture this. You are at a holiday party. A relative pushes a humungous piece of pie topped with whipped cream into your hands and says, "Have another piece, it's a holiday after all. You can afford to eat more." How do you respond when you are really not hungry? Try these tips:
I was ecstatic when I found out that it had been chosen to be a finalist in two different categories. But I almost didn't go to the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards ceremony last Friday night. What was that all about?
When you try to reason out why not eating is sexy, nothing makes any sense. The only person who can really turn it around is yourself. Once you think about what you want and what you are willing to do, you will find the perfect weight and healthy mindset for yourself.
Students load their trays in all-you-can-eat cafeterias with heaps of food, leading to waste and perhaps also to overeating. But what does tray disappearance do to food choices?
Rather than make a seismic shift, let's take small but powerfully effective steps to get lean and healthy. Here are nine effective strategies to take control now. That way, if you have New Year's Day regrets, getting on the scales won't be one of them.
Memorizing this list isn't important. It is important to know that any form of caloric sweetener harms our health and leads to weight gain. Put differently, our body does not care where sweetener calories come from.