Category: Health

What to Do About Compulsive Overeating

Everyone overeats from time to time, and it usually happens during Thanksgiving or some other holiday where elaborate feasts are prepared. Yet for some people, overeating can become an ongoing habit that dominates daily life. In addition to the very real psychological concerns about this kind of food addiction, overeating can also become a cause […]

Massive Limitations: Understanding the Body Mass Index

Knowing that the scale, or the tape measure, is showing you a number you don’t like is easy, but how do you know whether your body weight poses a risk to your health? For children, growth charts and other forms of evaluation help us get a picture of what might be a healthy weight range. […]

Don’t Compare Yourself to Others When Analyzing Weight Loss Success

Weight loss is a very personal journey, and people will have different rates of success along the way. For that reason, it is important to stay focused on your own goals and refrain from comparing yourself to others who are also working to lose weight.     “The first thing to remember is that everyone is […]

7 Ways to Head off Hunger (and Prevent Overeating!)

Hunger can be a tricky thing. It can sneak up on you at the most inconvenient times or even convince you it’s time to eat when you’re really just bored or thirsty. When you fall victim to hunger, it can be harder to control your eating—which is why it’s important for those embarking on a […]

The Alarming Link Between Depression and Bariatric Surgery

If you have been struggling to lose weight, you might imagine the dramatic weight loss promised by traditional bariatric surgery would bring about a new, happy chapter in life free from your former challenges. Many people who pursue bariatric surgery do lose tremendous amounts of excess body weight, but there is sometimes more to the […]

Timing is Everything: How to Weigh Yourself Accurately

You probably wouldn’t trust the number on the scale if you hopped on while holding a giant sandwich in your hand. The same goes if you step on the scale holding it in your stomach. Weighing yourself right after you eat is a sure way to get inaccurate numbers from your scale. The sandwich aside, […]

Worried Sick: Can Anxiety Cause Weight Gain?

It is one thing to worry about putting on a few extra pounds here and there. But what if worrying could be the very thing that is causing your weight gain? Or worse, can obesity actually lead to anxiety?  The relationship between excess body weight, depression, and anxiety is complex. Research increasingly shows that these […]

10 Food Journaling Tips For Maximum Weight Loss Success

When you are trying to lose weight, mindless snacking can hinder your goals. Most dietitians and nutritionists would agree that food tracking, or journaling, is a foolproof method to keep you on the right track and help you control your eating habits. In fact, recent research has shown that using digital tools and trackers, such […]

Choosing the Right Breakfast for Weight Loss

It has often been said that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Whether this is precisely true is a matter of some debate amongst nutrition experts and scientists, but what’s definitely clear is that a healthy breakfast can be beneficial for those who are trying to lose weight. In an American diet […]

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