Some say that love can conquer all. But a couple struggling with the pressures of an eating disorder may need a little outside help. Here are some things to consider.
Women who are overweight often feel their body is what's stopping them from finding a relationship, but it's actually a lack of confidence that's keeping them single. Find out four dangerous thought patterns and how to fix them.
Would it come as a surprise if I told you recent survey shows that fancy diets aren't any more likely to result in weight loss than a phone app or sensible eating plan? Even the CEO of Weight Watchers cites routine as his primary weight loss strategy. While he makes healthy choices, my guess is that the routine really sets him up for success.
As a woman, body image issues have drifted in and out of my life for as long as I can remember. They're that little albatross I can't quite shake: Every time I squeeze into a pair of jeans or put on my swimsuit for my daughters' Saturday morning lessons, every time I turn sideways to see my reflection in a mirror or compare myself to someone beautiful. They're the questions that tumble around in my head: Am I old? Am I fat? Am I pretty? When my daughter started asking the same questions, I knew it was time to break the cycle.
A look at how "the perfect woman's body" has changed over the years.
By Certified Registered Dietitian, Lisa DeFazio, for GalTime.com Have you ever said “I just want to lose 5 pounds.” There are a few things you can do to make it happen. An easy way to remember these tips is the word “LOSES”. Each letter represents a tip. “LOSES" Lots of fruits, vegetables, and water.
When you have an argument with your significant other, do you reach for a pint of ice cream or a bag of barbecue chips? If you’re feeling lonely, do you find comfort in a bowl of mac and cheese or a slice of pizza? If so, you may be suffering from emotional eating disorder. Here's how to combat the problem.
In January of this year, I began my love affair with vegetables. It started as a weight-loss mission; I was overweight and looking to dig myself out of the hole of shame that extra helpings of spaghetti and pints of ice cream had buried me in. I lost about 30 pounds. Then, as April came to a close, I began another love affair...
By Registered Dietitian, Elisa Zied, MS RD CDN, for GalTime.com When she works with professional athletes, registered dietitian Mitzi Dulan explains to them that their bodies are like well-tuned, high performance race cars that need proper maintenance to get the most out of their bodies when they’re out on the field or court. “Not only does proper nutrition help kids perform well when they’re playing sports and being active, but it
In this video, health coach and YourTango Expert Kris Henderson explains how common it is to feel frustrated by the scale, especially when it takes a while to show any indication of weight loss.
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.
If you ask almost any overweight person, "Do you really want to lose weight?" the answer is likely, "Yes, I would love to lose weight." Most overweight and obese people want so much to lose weight that they spend billions a year trying, so why is our country growing fatter? Why aren't people losing weight when they say that this is what they want to do?
Have you struggled for years with your weight and try almost every diet and weight-loss method under the sun? Have you changed your diet and joined the gym, and the weight is still there, or it keeps coming back? The truth of the matter is: the biggest thing that helps shift weight is through understanding the reasons why you are eating so much. If you do not address your personal issues (ex: what are the causes of your unhappiness, anger, sadness, frustration, whatever it is), you will tranquilize your problems by comfort eating.
Conventional wisdom says that people in relationships usually gain weight, thanks to a variety of factors like high-calorie date nights and skipping yoga in favor of snuggling at home. In addition, people who work out in the hopes that their toned physique will snag them a suitor might relax their gym routine once they’ve found a mate. Obviously this isn’t true for everyone, though...