Impulsiveness and Deliberation: A Painful Cycle in Weight Gain

Agonizing over poor food choices damages self-esteem, hampering dieting efforts. The decision to lose weight is steeped in emotion as well as health considerations. It might seem that whether you succeed or fail is all in your head. Research indicates this is true for certain people, regardless of their reason for choosing to lose weight. Read more …

Can’t Eat Just One? We Finally Know Why!

Recent studies have honed in on unusual brain stimulation that could explain why people cannot stop eating at one potato chip. It is a common dilemma. We sit down in front of the television and open a bag of potato chips, and then in the blink of an eye the bag is empty! Somehow, we Read more …

Eating Disorder Cure? New Uses for Deep Brain Stimulation

Answers to your questions about treating an eating disorder with deep brain stimulation Researchers have recently had great success in using Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) to treat people with chronic cases of Anorexia Nervosa (anorexia). The highly experimental treatment has not only seen patients with severe cases of anorexia successfully gain body weight, but also Read more …

For Overeating, Out of Sight Means Out of Mind

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The smell of fresh bread baking may be enough for a person to forsake their low-carbohydrate diet and dash into the nearest bakery to buy a loaf of bread. This type of response is called hedonistic hunger, which is the urge to indulge in all-consuming cravings for foods, often comfort foods high in fat and Read more …

Tips to Banish Binge Eating

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Binge eating can destroy a low fat diet plan. The behavior often results from emotional disturbances. Depression brought on by stress at home or in the workplace could be a major factor. Feelings of pressure can lead to bouts of eating that offer a few moments of pleasure to relieve the pain of overwhelming stress. Read more …

Healthy Choices Should Help Not Hurt

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A new study shows that food-police parents should consider loosening up. Researchers examined relationships between the eating habits of young girls and the rules regarding food imposed by their mothers. The girls were first observed at five years of age, again at seven years and finally at nine years old. Overall, the girls whose moms Read more …

Less Than Perfect

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I have recently dealt with tons of drama in my life, and I can tell you from experience that there are plenty of people who want to lose weight for the wrong reasons OR for the right reasons, AND that there are plenty of  problems that go along with life in general- let alone health Read more …

Obesity Costs Topping 300 Billion

Obesity Costs Topping 300 Billion: The cost of our obesity epidemic in America is just over 270 billion a year relative to Canada, where the cost is about 30 billion per year. 300 billion is Canada and the United States combined the results of which is a loss of productivity due to an increased death Read more …