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
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
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
The all-or-nothing mentality prevails in our society. Here at SparkPeople though, we know better. Moderation is our mantra, and we repeat it so often that most of us understand the importance of applying it to exercise, eating and setting goals. Stil... Read more
PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen... Read more
A week into this: didn't take long to see that I have been using overeating as a crutch to compensate (although it really doesn't) for lack of sleep (I'm working full time, going to school at night) and poor communication with my husband (who lost hi... Read more
I picked up an extra shift at work, which means I'm sitting at my desk from 1130pm until 730am, and it's so boring. In the past I've passed time by eating, but I ate a bit more than I wanted to yesterday. I'll be fine as far as my calories go if I ca... Read more
So I have the auto immune disorder, Hashimoto's, but mine has taken over my body at the age of 23. Despite all the pain I go through with my thyroid and etc, I will be competing in a fitness competition! :) So any motivation would be great.... 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
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
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 day moved along, but slowly. In the morning I did 20 mins of Tai Chi. Later on worked in the garden, tied up all the tomato plants, cultivated the soil around all the plants. A while ago I planted seeds and forgot to keep the pkg, so I don't... 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
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