Mounting debt is on its way to becoming the national pastime, with 2 in 5 families spending more money than they earn. In the words of Madonna, "We are living in a material world." Shopping malls are meccas of entertainment and materialism,... Read more
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
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
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
Way overdid yesterday. My husband is bipolar, controlling, mean and demanding, really getting on my nerves! I took it out on food because when he is like that, whatever I say is turned against me. Not wanting a fight I took it out on food. I have n... Read more
I just got off the phone with my Student Advisor, who is worried about because of my lack of progress, especially in one of my two classes. We talked for a very long time. One of the things we discussed is the possibility of me suffering with Seaso... Read more
I feel so lost, I'm sorry this will be long. I was anorexic/obsessively exercising from the time I was 10 until I was 20, then I was hospitalized for ~5 months. Since then I have had a lot of issues with binging. I also have OCD which makes recovery... Read more
My cat comes in the middle of the night and purrs while kneading on my pillow before settling down to sleep on my pillow. It's adorable, but he does it at least twice a night. I usually wake up exhausted, and on the worst days, I am completely non-... Read more
I am gonna talk about this here because I am too ashamed to talk to anyone I know about this. I think I made a mistake. The beginning of the year I decided to make changes in my life. I was about 13kg’s overweight, lived off chocolates and junk fo... 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, I’m 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 it’s 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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