I thought living sugar free would be easy. I was mistaken. Sugar is a tricky ingredient that shows up in just about everything. To make this commitment work for me I've had to lean on my spiritual faith and truly surrender.
I would eat something "healthy" and then stress that I wasn't losing weight. I'd steal a cookie off the tray someone brought into work and berate myself for the rest of the day. And I'd ask myself the question: If I have to eat to survive, why does it make me feel so terrible?
We've asked Clean Plates founder Jared Koch to help sort out the different restaurant health certifications out there, and he's written back with six of the best that his email and restaurant guide uses.
I think our appetites are pretty much like toddlers. When we're told -- or even when we tell ourselves -- that we have to cut back or give up a favorite treat, it's hard not to feel deprived. It can be hard to stop thinking about that thing we can't have.
The holidays can be a challenging time to stay on course with our healthier diets, but this is not because the dinners have to be fattening; it's because we have our own expectations of what the holidays have to be -- full of fattening food.
While healthy eating is our birthright, for many of us it seems like taking the plunge into eating a whole foods-based diet is the equivalent to traveling to some distant land. But it doesn't have to be such a scary or foreign experience.
A new study indicates that obese children and adolescents, as compared to their lean counterparts, have less sensitive taste buds. The researchers suggest that this difference in taste sensitivity may be an explanation for the development of obesity.
Living in a state of flow is about finding the perfect balance between challenge and comfort. It's about being so enamored with your present moment that all sense of ego subsides as a more playful yet focused consciousness overcomes and completes you.
There are many things in life we can't control. If you have a weight issue, sometimes it may feel like you can't control how much or what you eat. You may feel like you're at the mercy of the food. I certainly did.
We routinely squander and neglect something we would hate to have taken from us, and would surely fight to prevent someone taking from our loved ones. It's certainly wisdom, it's just not yet conventional to acknowledge that health is wealth. Making it conventional is up to us.
Everyday you have to navigate a toxic nutritional landscape. You have to hunt and gather in a food desert. You have to survive the American supermarket and dodge the dangers of industrial food. The good news is that if you follow 10 simple rules you can eat safely for life.
Aside from increasing mental and physical performance, a breakfast of champions can help you to achieve and maintain optimal weight and energy levels. Furthermore, what you put in your mouth (or don't) in the morning can also be indicative of your future health!
At the beginning of each year, I hear men and women groaning about their holiday overeating, and comparing the benefits of various diets. And January blogs and newspapers are full of endless diet advice. But what if diets are the problem?
As a weight loss surgeon who has worked with thousands of patients, I still learn something from them every day, and I've seen over the years what small steps people take to lose weight and keep it off.