As the holiday season approaches, it seems we all want to channel our inner "Martha" and cook up a storm -- which I love, since cooking is my life. So I offer some food for thought on being healthy through the season of partying.
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.
Every single one of our meals with our families should be treated as a celebration of life. After all, the food we prepare, share and eat is what sustains and nourishes us and, in fact, keeps us alive.
Have you ever gone to a restaurant with the healthiest intentions -- a salad followed by grilled fish and steamed vegetables -- only to find yourself halfway through a bacon cheeseburger and onion rings?
College can be the best four years of your life. It's also a time of transition and comes with many challenges and changes in physical activity, emotions and eating habits. It's a time to focus on learning, not a time to fear the freshman fifteen.
Though it's safe to say most reading this article's closest connection to the Olympics will ever be is the couch, their bottom, and a TV set, in the spirit of the games I asked leading behaviorist Dr. B.J. Fogg how us Average Joes can develop "Olympic-sized" habits.
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.
Making simple changes to the foods you keep stocked in your refrigerator can be a great place to start when you are trying to lose weight. Easy swaps can help you on your path to a healthier lifestyle.
Your kids will not only benefit from family mealtime -- they'll remember their experiences fondly into adulthood and will pass the tradition on to their children. Here is a four-step guide for parents to bring mealtime back and include their children in the process.
Bariatric surgery, whether a stomach bypass operation or sewing together bits of a stomach lining, is not sufficient to prevent emotional overeating or the failure to accept a permanent commitment to health eating and exercise.
What mom hasn't been overwhelmed by the awesome responsibility of parenthood? And what mom doesn't want to protect her kid from the world around them? But, it's impossible to screen out the real world.