Most of us just assume that we’re buying safe food when we go to the grocery store. After all, the government protects us, right? Well….some laws are in place, but whether they’re being enforced is another story.. This just became more evident when the scientific nonprofit, USP, United States Pharmacopeial Convention, announced that new reports of fake and contaminated food products submitted to its Food Fraud
Jerry came to my office because of the “pressure” from his wife. “If I don’t change my involvement with the family, my wife threatened to kick me out,” Jerry said with a tired look on his face. As I completed the mental health evaluation, Jerry mentioned he felt blah throughout the day and consequently didn’t have much energy to do things with the family. He described his home life as demanding, as he tried to “please” his wife and kids. He did not sleep well and struggled to get up in the morning.
By Leslie Rouder, LCSW Cht. There has been a lot of research lately on the relationship between ADHD and eating disorders, as well as problems with obesity that would indicate that having ADHD may predispose individuals to difficulties regulating their weight. A study done in 2004, found that 10% of individuals with ADHD suffered from an eating disorder at some point in their life time compared to the general population of .6 to 4.5 %. In another study done at an obesity clinic in 2005, 58% of overweight teenagers were diagnosed with ADHD as
It's not rocket science that incoporating healthy foods intp family meals will result in a child with better eating habits. As far as I see it, pretty soon my husband will either have to shape up his diet, or start eating drive-thru fare in his car.
Personal styles can really have a big impact on a relationship, particularly when it comes to food and eating, and especially if, as a couple, your eating styles are so different, it sometimes feels like your partner is more into food than he is into you!
By RD & Certified Kids' Nutrition Specialist, Colleen Hurley, for GalTime.com getting kids to eat healthier Snacks not only can help curb hunger but can also make sure your family gets their daily dose of fruits and vegetables. Healthy snacks are particularly important for little ones because their tummies are tiny and often prefer to ‘graze’ throughout the day.
It’s true: a real sixth sense exists. But it might not help you guess lottery ticket numbers, or talk to dead people. As a matter of fact, you use your real sixth sense every day of your life. It is known, generally, as interoception and it is defined as the ability to know what is happening inside your body. This is pretty useful for say, physical relationship activities, hunger, and very importantly, conscious breathing such as in yoga, pranayama, and various other forms of meditation.
Clair prides herself on being really good when she diets ... until she isn't. Then she is really, really bad and can't seem to help herself. The moment she gets derailed and succumbs to food she knows she shouldn't have, she is taken over by an insatiable desire for all the foods she's been denied the past few weeks. The pattern is always the same, as it is for millions of people who diet every month.
I believe that one of the most important investments we can make as parents is in the quality of food we feed our children. Every bite they take influences their development and their future health and wellness. And with that said, probably one of the biggest and most common challenges that parents face is getting their kids, and sometimes spouses, to eat their vegetables. Children's taste buds are more sensitized, especially with bitter foods and because some of the healthiest vegetables are bitter, here lies the challenge. If you're frustrated because your visions of your family digging into a heaping pile of steamed broccoli or asking for more spinach salad at the dinner table aren't a reality, consider that there are as many ways to encourage your kids and spouse to eat their peas as there are vegetables.
Do you binge, but don't purge? Do you overeat at night on a regular basis? Do you eat when you are stressed or eat to cope? Do you eat in secret? Do you feel like a sugar or carbs addict? Do you eat a lot of junk food? Do you constantly crave food? Here are six signs you may be heading for an eating disorder.
Several years ago I found myself standing in my food pantry scanning the shelves, intently looking for something. I’d had a good lunch and I was not at all hungry. What was I doing there then? For some reason that particular pantry raid stuck with me. I started thinking about what I was doing to myself with food and asking why was I doing it?