Regular exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and sound weight-loss program. In fact, most experts suggest that we get 60 minutes of exercise each day for optimal health. But while a little exercise is a good thing, taking exercise to the e... Read more
We’ve all heard the lunch room chatter about people's latest diets and weight-loss escapades. Maybe you’ve even led the discussion by saying something like,"I am going to be ‘good’ today and only eat salads and fresh... Read more
If you had told me six years ago that I’d be working for SparkPeople today as a fitness and weight loss coach, I’d have told you to see a psychiatrist and get some medication to help control those delusions of yours.
At that point, m... Read more
Full-fledged eating disorders are abnormal, disordered patterns of eating that become out-of-control. All types of eating disorders represent serious and immediate threats to the health, well-being, and happiness of the individuals caught up in them.... Read more
You eat right (most of the time), hit the gym regularly and keep a clean house, especially during cold and flu season. So, why are you still getting sick? It turns out that some of the best things we do to stay healthy can expose us to germs when don... Read more
Recovering from an eating disorder has been one of my biggest challenges. I managed to go from under to healthy to overweight. I've been yoyoing since I was declared officially recovered. Anyone else feel that struggle?... Read more
I think I may have BED. (Binge Eating Disorder). I'm going to look for professional help.
In the meantime I wonder if I 'should be' here at Sparkpeople if I do? Is SP also for those who have an eating disorder (like binge eating disorder)? Or i... Read more
I've been on Sparkpeople for the past year and a half or so and have been doing really good up until the past 2 weeks. I was able to lose 45 pounds and became more aware about what I was eating and how much I was exercising. Then about two weeks ago... Read more
are there any compulsive overeaters here? I've struggled with that and bulimia off and on for the last 12 years, but the overeating is something I just can't seem to overcome. I know it's very much emotional, but I just don't know where to start.... Read more
So, the past few weeks I have gotten into a habit of eating very lightly throughout the majority of the day. I'd say I consume, on average, 325-400 calories between breakfast and lunch with no snacking in between. As a result, I have the bulk of my c... Read more
i put fresh lime in my water..The health benefits of lime include scurvy, digestion, constipation, eye care, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, weight loss, skin care, urinary disorders,... Read more
Not eating simple carbohydrates and overly processed foods has eliminated my food cravings and compulsive overeating. I never thought I could completely cut them out of my diet but I decided to try it and it is working for me. Now I get most of my ca... Read more
By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL)
Binge eating has always been one of my biggest obstacles to overcome in losing weight. For me, once a binge is triggered and I take that first bite, Iím farther from stopping a binge than before I took the firs... Read more
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has just released a preliminary draft of the revisions planned for itís Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This is the manual that medical and mental health professionals use to det... Read more
The week before Christmas I reached the evening and only had 300cals left. I felt resentful over not having more. Instead of moaning about it, I decided to give myself the night off from calorie counting. It felt so good to not worry about calories,... Read more
For those who don't know what is Compulsive Overeating Disorder, or for those who still don't think this isn't really an eating disorder, here is more information on this matter.
This eating disorder is the reason why Craig can't bring any pastr... Read more
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