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
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...
Question: What is embarrassing, annoying and eye opening at the same time? Answer: A uniformed police officer standing at your door with handcuffs. If you've read or heard of the new pop novel 50 Shades of Grey, you may be thinking I am right on board. The knock on my back door and as I peeked out the little viewing window and saw a police officer in full uniform standing on my stoop with his pad, I was nervous.
Let's face it: we could all use a little body image boost from time to time. In a world full of magazine covers telling us our abs should be flat and our booties should be round, how are we supposed to accept ourselves the way we are? Good news: our experts are here to help. Below are 15 easy ways you can learn to love your body starting right here, right now.
Spring is here, which means that summer is coming, which means that everyone is starting to freak out about wearing shorts and bathing suits in the very near future. It happens every year. We feel the weather starting to shift and, suddenly, "bikini body boot camps" start popping up all over the place, and everyone you know starts doing a cleanse.
It's no secret that America has one big national muffin top, but the topic of weight is one fraught as much with anxiety, prejudice and stereotypes as much as it is with fat, calories and sugar. Needless, to say the issue of weight is a heavy one. So, how do you handle it when your partner needs to lose a few pounds?
I would like to talk on a myth I hear often and that is the myth of Calories In vs Calories Out = Weight Loss. This one is tricky because, yes, if you eat excessively, you will gain weight, that is not a myth...however, the Calories in vs Calories out is deceptive! We are made up of far more than just calories.
Hooray! Winter is officially over, and spring has arrived. Which means cherry blossoms, the smell of lilacs, the return of the sun…and a torrential downpour of body-shaming ads that would like you to think that you have been a fat lump all winter, and that you are unfit for a swimsuit. Welcome to the beginning of "bikini season."
Santa is allowed to be large and in charge in his red and white suit — he has to eat about a billion cookies every Christmas! But the same can't be said for you, and if you want to stick to your healthy eating habits during the holidays, you can't pig out like Mr. Claus. Life Coach: How Do I Survive The Holidays?!
Ladies and gentlemen, consider yourself warned: If your long-term lover expresses the desire to shed a few pounds, it can only mean one thing. He is planning on leaving you. Wait... what?