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 overate ALOT today. It's my first day back on sparkpeople and i kinda gave up in the middle of the day. After my shower though, when i had to get dressed and realized my cloths are getting tight and i don't have any in a bigger size , i did better.... 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
For today, the exercise was this:
-for one meal, put too much of my planned food on my plate, and one food that was not on the plan at all
-push extra food aside and leave it on the plate
-if tempted to eat it, use the anti-craving techniques l... Read more
being busy with work, and keeping my "appointments" with exercise, and only eating while sitting down are all helping me to avoid unplanned eating - who has time? by contrast, being busy with work last winter, when i gained 15 lbs back, was the cue t... Read more
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