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
Compulsive overeating is something I struggle with - but while looking through my journals, I see that it is more "out of control" in the month of January. At that time, I'll join a support program or another strict diet. It's amazing when you see a... Read more
I've suffered with an eating disorder for almost 4 years now. I managed to restore my weight but now I'm worried that I've overdone it and I'm trying to lose the extra in a healthy way to avoid a full on relapse into anorexia again.... Read more
Also, overeating starts in the grocery aisle (or restaurant.) Don't shop hungry, make a healthy list and stick to it. If you don't have fattening foods in front of you, you can't eat them. :)... 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 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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