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
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
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
As a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor and fitness writer, I know a lot about exercise and quite a bit about nutrition. I know what it takes to lose weight, be healthy and fuel my body properly. But for years I didn't practice... Read more
Balanced breakfast? Check
Mid-morning snack? Check
Healthy lunch with your co-workers? Check
Passing up your friend's homemade cookies? Check
Coming home in the evening and going on a feeding frenzy? CHECK!!
Does this sound... Read more
I recently started a new job at a local grocery store. I spend 5-6 hours per day shopping for grocery items that people order online (walking, lifting heavy items, bending, twisting, etc).
Because I only work 6 hours most days, I only get a 15... Read more
During my time in Spark people, I've been able to learn how to deal with stress and to stop using food as a way to escape my feelings. Still I'm not perfect and there are parts of my life that I cannot control: My parents are going through a divorce... Read more
I have finally realized that I eat when I'm bored... which happens A LOT since I am an on call phlebotomist and I haven't gotten called in in over a week. I NEED HELP! Does anyone know how to overcome boredom eating? I already exercise several times... Read more
It is very easy to eat junk food instead of eating healthy foods. I find myself reaching for the "comfort foods" and mindlessly eating. I need to learn to reach for fruits or veggies instead of chips, ice cream, candy or other unhealthy foods.... Read more
For me, I struggle with a certain specialty drink at my local coffee shops--actually a chain, Caribou Coffee. So here's my plan, have anything to add?
1. Have a solid nutritional plan that includes 3 meals and 2-3 snacks per day, and try not to... Read more
cravings getting the best of you,? Before you reach for that comfort food grab a carrot or apple, if possible wait until you've eaten your 5 servings of fruits/veggies , They provide bulk and will reduce your desire.... Read more
This journey to a healthy lifestyle is a worthwhile, but at times, difficult endeavor. If you're dealing with an eating disorder on top of a weight issue, it can feel downright impossible to reach your goals.Most of us are familiar with the eatin... 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
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