The following is the introduction to the chapter "The Science of Fat" in the book Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences. Why we become fat and how we los...
The end goal for most New Year's resolutions is living a better life, and I'd like to suggest the key to a better life is not cutting out something you love doing; rather, it's deliberately crafting a balanced life you enjoy.
In a startling study, Dr. Gewirtz at Cornell University showed that the weight of mice could be changed by over 15 percent just by shifting their intestinal bacteria. Along with weight changes, the bacteria present changed the mice's chemistry in ways that could predict heart disease, high blood pressure and risks for diabetes.
As a parent, you have a great deal of influence over your kids' eating habits and attitudes about food. It's never too late to teach your kids some important lessons about sensible eating.
Mindful eating is a huge topic involving many elements of attention and awareness from the decision to eat to the decision to stop and everything in between. For now, I'd like to focus a bit more on just a few of those things that impact our decision to start eating.
If you're new to this, start with baby steps. And even if you are advanced or consider yourself an expert, trust me when I say, there is something we can find in one of those three principles that can be improved.
The noun snack means a small amount of food eaten between meals, but the function of a snack is a boost in energy. Many of us may be able to get our boost without the unwanted side effect of weight gain, with a "nature snack" like a walk outside or an "ear snack" like listening to a song.
Manipulating the food environment can be a great tool for effortlessly improving people's eating habits, but this analysis suggests cafeterias should await further proof before they overhaul the dishware.
As a dietitian in New York City I see a large variety of clients. From African Americans with Type 2 diabetes to Hasidic Jews with obesity and everyth...
As more experts and studies praise its benefits, I'm baffled anyone still claims a gluten-free diet is bogus or scientifically unsubstantiated.
Every December, like clockwork, I try and ring the bell as loud as possible to get people psyched up for New Year's resolutions. I have a bunch of rea...
For reasons I will never understand, I was made to sit about halfway up the stairs. Or maybe I chose that spot. Out of pie reach, but still able to watch the consummation of the event.
Intuitive eating means learning to eat because you're physically hungry, not emotionally hungry because you are tired, bored, angry, depressed, or wanting connection. It's a powerful reworking of your relationship to weight loss, your body, how you deal with your emotions, as well as your relationship with food and eating.
Over a long period of time at a very slow pace, my weight gradually dropped. So here I sit, at my dream weight, and life is no better or worse than it was 30 or 40 pounds ago. The only difference is that my pants are a smaller size. That is it.
Getting enough shut-eye is vital to losing weight and also maintaining optimum health.
And knowing what I know now and getting on the other side of self-hate, from self-loathing to self-loving is why I'm on a mission to inspire. empower and uplift other women.