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?
The European Cancer Research Center has called for an urgent review of aspartame and of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) stance that Aspartame is not a carcinogen. The FDA does report however that 75 percent of the adverse reactions caused by food additives is caused by Aspartame. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is commonly called NutraSweet or Equal.
How can I feel better about my body, even though I’m not yet at my goal weight? By Joy Bufalini Certified Body Breakthrough Coach http://thinwithin.com/joy What are your thoughts on being grateful for you body as it is RIGHT NOW? It probably seems easy to imagine being grateful if you had the body like "so and so" or you weighed "x" amount. But appreciating even those problem areas of your body – your legs, your stomach, your arms? How is that possible?
You hear it all the time; “I am being good this year and not going to have xyz bad foods, so I don’t gain any weight.” This is the time of year when people join Weight Watchers and go on diets, so they can stay in control during the holidays. For some it works, and that holds out hope for everyone else. For the majority it not only does not keep them in control; the guilt, deprivation and old familiar patterns lead to giving up on the idea and then really over indulging since they blew it anyway. By the time New Year’s rolls around, they have put on nearly 10 pounds – twice the average holiday weight gain. Have you ever done this or know people who have? What happens in January when the holidays are over? Does this process get repeated?
Turkey, stuffing, gravy, eggnog, christmas cookies... and 10 pounds later, you feel sluggish and unhappy. This is typically how the months from November to January play out for you each year. But this year can be different. 4 Secrets To A Stress-Free Thanksgiving In this video, Counselor/Therapist and YourTango Expert Kris Henderson offers some helpful tips to get through the holiday season without gaining weight.
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?
The average American will gain some weight over the holiday season. While we may hate this fact, consider the even worse news: most people don't lose it after January 1. If your weight has crept up over the years, then it may not be your age that's at fault. Just living through these weeks, year after year, can do the trick. So, not gaining weight during the holiday season is truly its own worthy goal.
Tying the knot or getting divorced could make your waistline grow. A recent study found that women have a tendency to gain a few pounds after getting married, while men are likely to do the same after divorce.
According to USA Today, hormone replacement therapy is the second most prescribed drug in the U.S.A and is taken by 40% of postmenopausal women. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that older women who aren't already suffering hot flashes won't feel more youthful, active or vibrant by taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT). That conflicts with long-standing claims for therapy. An analysis in JAMA questioned the drug's efficacy for preventing fractures due to osteoporosis, a primary reason women take HRT.
We've all been there. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Boy takes girl to dinner. Boy and girl enjoy a delicious courtship filled with weekend brunches, impressive candle-lit dinners and double spoons for dessert. We love this period don't we? Exploring fancy restaurants and putting on our chef's hat to prepare that impossible dinner that even Ina Garten would applaud.