Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and t... Read more
What is the single, most common problem that most dieters face when trying to lose weight? Will power? Nah. Temptation? Sometimes. Emotional eating? Bingo! That’s why it takes so much more than good intentions and information about nutrition an... Read more
There's more to healthy eating and weight loss than simply tracking your food. How you think about food and respond to hunger, eating cues, and cravings also affect your diet and overall health.
As babies, we ate intuitively: We fussed when... Read more
Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e... Read more
Eating is more than something we do to nourish our bodies with vital nutrients. It's also an activity we do out of habit, like nail biting, hair twirling, or finger tapping. And sometimes, we habitually turn to food in response to certain emotion... 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
I'm 31-years-old and almost starting a new life. I moved to a new town, started a new job, and got married all in about 6 months. Imagine the stress...and weight gain.This is not really my first time on SparkPeople. I tried it out several years ago,... Read more
I posted that I'd been doing Dr. Oz's 14 day plan to kick sugar craving. Except for a few small cheats (bowl of cereal, 2 dry granola bars), I followed the plan through. I felt hungry constantly and was about to give up when, 12 days into the plan, I... Read more
It really does work! I have always hear and read about it. Now I believe. If you take your time and properly chew your food (I do at least 35 chews but it also depends on what I am eating) you will eat less and feel satisfied sooner.I also noticed I... Read more
If you've overindulged and are WAY over your calories, do NOT count the day as "blown" and keep eating--stop overeating RIGHT THEN, be kind to yourself over it, learn from the experience, and resolve to start anew from that second on!... Read more
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Ever wonder why some people live longer? So did researcher Dan Buettner, whose recent book is "The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest." With help from National Geographic and the National Institute on Agin... Read more
Each time you turn around your box of cereal to read the nutrition label, you have Dr. David Kessler to thank. When your orange juice carton says "fresh," you can trust that it wasn't made from concentrate, thanks to Dr. Kessler. And now, when you op... Read more
I'm working with the books "52 Weight Loss Missions" by Michele Connolly and "Bikini Bootcamp" by Melissa Perlman and Erica Gragg.
Mission 14: Stop Overeating
Well DUH. :)
So the reading was all about the normal things. Using smaller p... Read more
Almost everyone has moments when they overeat, especially when they are stressed. People often turn to treats for comfort, and then wind up feeling guilty (on top of being stressed) about what they just ate. Instead of piling on the guilt from ove... Read more
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