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Lifestyle Changes

Can't Stop Craving Carbs?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Let's continue our exploration of cravings. In my last post, we discussed how stress causes us to crave carbs. I also mentioned that sometimes, simply being hungry will do the same since carbs readily convert to glucose.

Preparation: What's in Your Lunchbox?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Do you go off of the wagon when you are hungry and have nothing to eat? Do you realize you're starving and the only food available is something you'd prefer not to eat but "it'll have to do?" These are the times that you are most vulnerable to sabotaging your hard-won efforts.

The Company You (Don't) Keep

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

As you contemplate making a change, I invite you to find one or more people who will wholeheartedly be on your side. Then tell them what you are up to, and ask (out loud!) if they will help you through any rough spots.

What's Perfect for You?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

If you've begun to make a lifestyle change -- a new diet, exercise routine, stress reduction activity, or anything else -- consider that there will be times when you may need or want to get off your lifestyle wagon.

How Do You Make Lifestyle Changes? Part II

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

How do we confront making changes, particularly with food choices? First of all, I don't use the word "diet." It implies you need to "die" to do it, which does not inspire me at all.

How Do You Make Lifestyle Changes?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 11.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

In my practice I have seen that people generally make lifestyle changes in one of two ways. Neither is right or better. However, it is valuable to know what group you fall into so that you can plot the best course for making changes.

Are You Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Weight-Loss Efforts?

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Wendie Trubow

I recently saw a patient who was struggling with her weight. She loved cooking. Every night while making dinner, she drank a bottle of wine. The average bottle of wine has about 750 calories -- that's half to a third of the recommended daily amount for women.

Addiction & Mental Illness: My Quarter-Life Crisis

Thomas Naples | Posted 09.30.2012 | College
Thomas Naples

I'm working to better myself as a person and to help others, one day at a time. I'm setting boundaries with other people and discovering spirituality. I'm taking care of myself. These are things that adults do.

Photographer Lisl Steiner On Letting Go Of The Past

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 06.17.2012 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

A wise octogenarian once said, "Don't be possessed by your possessions." Actually she said it last weekend, when she invited me to her new "stuff shop," a spot she had rented for a month to try to make a dent in the dispersal of her long-collected ephemera.

Juicing and Me

Patricia Rust | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Patricia Rust

I've juiced everything that grows and everything seems to go with everything else. Fruits go with vegetables and vegetables go with other vegetables. Herbs fit right in as do fresh ginger, garlic, and onions.

Dean Ornish Talks Lifestyle As Treatment At NYC's Integrative Healthcare Symposium

Posted 02.12.2012 | Healthy Living

It's not every day that you hear a medical doctor suggest that lifestyle changes can be a form of treatment that can reverse -- not just help prevent ...

How to Begin to Achieve Your Dreams Right Now

Peter Baksa | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

By watching the cycles in our lives we can become mindful of how our actions naturally lead to larger consequences. One can begin to see the wisdom of small actions.

Why Are You Preventing Your Own Happiness?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.14.2011 | Women
Kristen Houghton

You never know how strong you really are until circumstances make you aware that major changes have to be made in your life. That was the case with Paula Deen.

Dean Ornish Talks With Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

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When You Can't Be Happy

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

There are times when life can overwhelm even the most optimistic people. Thankfully, there are some ways you can make your situation bearable.

Don't Just Sit, Dance & Get Fit Contest: Break the Trend of Childhood Inactivity

Leisa Naples | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Leisa Naples

I have created the Children's "Dance to Get Fit" Contest. Parents that are interested can enter their children and the winner will receive ballet, tap, jazz or hip hop lessons for a year.

New Year, New You: Two Changes That Will Rock Your World

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Well, it's time: time to get off the coach, rev your engines and make this the year that you don't look back (and look down and see your toes for the first time in a while); the year that you get...and stay fit.

When Your Man Loses His Job

Nicole Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

Everyone reacts differently to a layoff. Remember, you're in this together. So, how can you help your newly unemployed significant other navigate this treacherous time?

Four Simple Changes to Improve Your Mind, Mood, and Outlook

health.com | Brittani Renaud | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Feeling stuck in a rut? A few simple changes in your daily routine can sharpen your mind and improve your attitude....

Shrinking Our Super-Sized Kids: Who's in Charge Here?

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

Instead of allowing our children to explore and sample life in the "outside world," we keep them inside, feed them junk food, and use TV as a babysitter.

Michelle Obama's Agenda For Healthy Eating

NYTimes.com | RACHEL L. SWARNS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

White House officials say the focus on healthy living will be a significant item on Mrs. Obama's agenda, which already includes supporting working fam...

Taking Action in Achieving Your Intention

M.J. Ryan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
M.J. Ryan

An intent can be anything you want to change or achieve in your life or in the world in which you live -- it can be personal, social, or global, or all three.

Lifestyle Changes: Why Fear Doesn't Work

Newsweek | Dean Ornish, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Love may seem an unlikely emotion at a place like the U.S. Army War College, where generals and generals-in-training from all four branches of the mil...