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Unattractive, stupid, lazy, lacking self-control…is that what you not-so-secretly think of the nearly 70% of adults with “overbesity,” that is, those affected by overweight or obesity? If so, read on. You may be a fat shaming bully and not even know it.
I was working out in the gym yesterday, ... Views: 36
What should I eat? When should I eat? How much should I eat? These are all questions that likely float around in your mind every single day. The “what, when and how much” of eating have been implanted in your mind as result of a lifelong dependency on dieting as your only hope towards losing ... Views: 97
Many of us at some stage come to a point where we want to lose bodyfat for some reason - be it a bodybuilding/fitness model contest, a holiday or even for health reasons.
How hard do you have to be on yourself with your diet? Does your daily nutrition have to be "squeaky clean" with food only ... Views: 70
Getting pregnant can be an exciting time for new parents. But it can also be an extremely overwhelming time, especially for first-time parents. Becoming a parent can be one of the most rewarding things in a person’s life, but like everything else, parenting too can come with its own set of ... Views: 60
Most people have heard of resveratrol, the amazing anti-aging supplement so prevalent in the news. Recent research is moving quickly to show us that resveratrol may now play a role in becoming our next anti-obesity drug.
We often compare the metabolic effect from restricting calorie intake to ... Views: 139
In 1972, a group of Stanford University researchers did an experiment that highlighted a critical tool for fast weight loss. If you want to lose the pounds, this discovery makes all the difference . . .
The researchers placed an enticing marshmallow treat in front of each child participating ... Views: 153
Does any of this sound familar to you?
I never really seem to lose the desire for ice cream;
I still cannot resist chocolate;
I love eating treats and goodies.
Do you find yourself tapping on these things, but still want to (and often do) eat them anyway? Should you initially ... Views: 136
The holidays are right around the corner and love ‘em or hate ‘em one thing is certain, there’s no escaping them entirely. The season starts with pumpkin lattes, apple crisp, and candy corn and ends weeks later with millions of people cursing themselves for falling into the holiday food trap. ... Views: 127
I was recently talking to a lady who I met in the gym she was telling me about how it was a new week and she was going to get herself back on track and lose the weight she wanted to.
Firstly it is great that the lady was in the gym on a Monday and a bit fired up to start her week on the front ... Views: 171
I was in the gym with a client doing some squats the other morning.
He was telling me how he was feeling a bit “bloated and wobbly" around the tummy area and had put on half a stone in a matter of days.
He lifted up his shirt to prove it, and he looked to me, to be holding water.
Now ... Views: 155
This is a very common question in my inbox, and it goes something like this: "I would like to drink more water. I drink soda pop, tea, and coffee, and I'm ashamed to say I put sugar in my tea and coffee. It doesn't taste the same without it. But all diets and eating regimes say to drink more ... Views: 196
EFT, short for Emotional Freedom Techniques, is a powerful combination of acupressure and releasing wording, designed to give you fast results with any goal that you want to achieve. Probably the biggest question people ask with EFT is what to say when they tap. No matter what kind of EFT you ... Views: 233
CHASING HUNGER - 90 day bulimia breakthrough challenge, by author Kathy Welter-Nichols,
The technology of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) provides an opportunity to consider that behind every behavior there is a positive intention. While bulimia might seem strange or even ... Views: 180
Most people actually choose to die than to change their behaviour - fact. I know that is a strong statement but after reading this short article hopefully you will be able to see where I am coming from.
So what about you?
Are you UNABLE to stop eating or drinking booze?
If so, don’t ... Views: 190
I don't know if it's because of the weight I that have lost recently that I am more aware, but I can't help but notice the composition of people all around us.
I went out for a long walk yesterday on a nice summer evening and noticed how few other people were out doing the same - yet there ... Views: 209
Can green tea benefit us as we get older?
Having had been diagnosed with dangerous cholesterol levels in 2012 and then being prescribed statins by my doctor, I decided against taking them as they changed how I felt and were affecting my hormone levels.
I opted instead to look for ... Views: 285
You may often find yourself complaining that “there aren’t enough hours in a day”, a common phrase used by every working person, mother and college student. With all of your daytime chores and obligations taking up all of your time, eating often gets placed on the back burner. But why should ... Views: 184
Is obesity a disease or an addiction?
I have been pondering this one recently disease or an addiction. Obesity is now classed as a disease in the America. This has obviously raised a lot of questions on whether this is right. Do the people have no choice about their diet and what they ... Views: 199
Last Monday during a session with my personal training clients I was talking to the girls who have just joined one of my new group programmes.
The group is there to teach exercise primarily but I would never train anyone without at least informing them of the basics of diet in relation to ... Views: 183
Just like with many things in life, there are degrees of severity in obesity and weight loss. There are people who have to lose some weight because they are trying to fit into an old pair of jeans or who have a special event coming up and want to look better. A great example of someone like ... Views: 204
Is your appearance having a profound effect on your self-confidence?
How do you view yourself and have you managed to achieve inner harmony and balance? Few people will be capable of giving a positive answer to all these questions. Self development is a journey that some may find more ... Views: 191
Coffee is one of the most common beverages people drink on a daily basis. In most people’s eyes, coffee is more than just a drink, it’s a morning ritual, a habit, a necessity to allow for proper daily function. As you embark on your health journey, you change your bad habits by making ... Views: 177
This week I've been working with how much courage it takes, for those who are people-pleasers , to be authentic. It's a fact that you can't set a boundary to take care of yourself, and take care of the other person's feelings at the same time. For many, the prohibition against hurting someone ... Views: 301
It may sound too good to be true, but there certain things you can eat or drink that will spike your metabolism, trigger the fat-releasing hormones, and eliminate those nasty toxins that prevent you from losing weight. Having said that, remember that you can expect good results only if you ... Views: 292
Wouldn’t it be great if you could sleep your way to losing weight for swimsuit season?
You can do just that according to current medical research. Studies suggest there is a direct correlation between getting a good night’s sleep and gaining or losing weight.
In her new book, "Thrive: ... Views: 311
If you have great intentions of eating healthy . . . but get sidetracked by sweets . . . you’re not alone!
According to Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, MD author of Beat Sugar Cravings Now!, the average American eats about 150 pounds of added sugar each year in processed foods and drinks. That’s more ... Views: 339
Many people that have consistently been struggling with their weight may sooner or later turn to humorous, self-criticism as a defence mechanism. Overweight people have often been stereotyped in society and popular culture as the heart and soul of the party because of their humorous approach ... Views: 365
Did you know obesity is now an actual disease in America?
The American Medical Association voted to classify it as a disease last year. Overnight millions of Americans became officially “diseased”.
Is this a crazy or clever move? I don’t really know.
Basically they are saying being fat ... Views: 307
There are some days when I will not be following my normal eating plan. For example a day in the school holidays where my son is off school and I book the day off work to take him and the family somewhere for a day out.
I will definitely have a coffee or two and will probably have at least ... Views: 330
Our brains are wonderful things, when they work properly.
They say we have two voices/people inside each of us.
Your brain and thoughts can make or break your success in anything you choose to do.
Not sure if you are aware but your brain has two levels of function.
Things are ... Views: 306
Understanding Child Weight Loss
Obesity in our children has become a major concern in our lives today, poor eating habits and lack of exercise, especially due to smart phones and video games. Children weight loss is up because it’s really hard to get them up and out and on the move. It seems ... Views: 328
As much as I need my alone time I don't like to be alone.
Let me backtrack. A few months ago, on a Friday night, I found myself alone. My son was at his Dad’s house and my boyfriend was at band practice. I decided I was going to have a great night even if I was alone. I would eat a healthy ... Views: 319
Are Weight Loss Supplements Right For You?
Many weight loss supplements have entered the pharmaceutical market rather recently, and consumers have had an especially increasing desire to lose weight, and to do it as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Though everyone knows deep down inside ... Views: 453
Should You Consider Weight Loss Surgery?
If you have exhausted all of your other resources in terms of weight loss and if you feel your weight is becoming a catalyst to some serious health concerns, you may want to consider weight loss surgery. It is a procedural option that is performed ... Views: 355
How do traditional diet programs work? They are connected to nutritional restrictions and attempts to increase the number of calories used on a daily basis. The media tries to present it as a simple mathematical formula but for people who have struggled with weight loss, it is much more.
The ... Views: 703
What is it about losing weight that makes it so hard to stick to? Why are you throwing up your hands and crying “I need help losing weight”? It seems pretty straightforward right: burn more calories than you take in and lose weight over time. So you either increase your exercise routine or ... Views: 369
Hello out there.
There's a news story that came out a little while ago that I have been reflecting on. I've attached the link for you if you'd like to check it out.
I wanted to share with you the thoughts that it brought up for me about the ... Views: 697
If there were no other reason for eating other than to fuel our body, would we ever overdose on turnips? Liver and onions? Pickled tongue? Probably not! Then what is it that makes us want to eat an entire bag of candy, a plateful of spaghetti, a super-sized Big Mac and fries, or a box of ... Views: 454
I don’t know where you live, but here in New Jersey, the temperature is below freezing and when I tell you it’s ungodly cold out, I’m speaking from experience. This morning I woke up to over a foot of beautiful white snow and all of it seemed to be piled up in my driveway. Since I never got ... Views: 369
Halloween is one of my favorite times of year and also one of my most dreaded. I love looking at the changing leaves, getting apples from the farm and handing out candy to all the cute little ghosts and goblins. To me it signals the beginning of the holiday season and all the wonderful craziness ... Views: 316
Obesity is an epidemic and at the root cause of many chronic illnesses. Even being overweight can set you on a path of disease that can kill you. Fat causes inflammation, which leads to everything from Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart attacks, joint degeneration and pain, stroke, and so much ... Views: 418
by Dr. Tali Shenfield, Clinical Psychologist
Eating disorders are far more common than you may think. This disorder is the most common psychological problem treated by mental health practitioners. Eating disorders primarily affect women. Around ninety percent of people with eating disorders ... Views: 1229
The holiday season is here and if you are concerned that you will gain weight like in past years, let me assure you that it doesn’t have to be that way. Holiday weight gain often comes from mindless eating such as eating fast without even tasting the food, munching mindlessly on hor d’oeuvres ... Views: 357
You’re a magical thinker.
That’s not a criticism, or a flaw. It’s the reality of the human brain. Magical thinking is a part of our wiring and it is also a key component of many of the most enjoyable parts of our culture and entertainment and a great way to release tension and stress. And ... Views: 644
If you'd like to learn the art of saying no without feeling guilty at all, this article will give you the education and information you need to get started!
You see, in my work as a specialist with clients who struggle with anxiety, self-confidence, addictions, overeating, or dieting and ... Views: 599
This article will help you to understand a very important piece of what stops you from achieving your goals with food and weight loss and provides you with some specific examples of what to do to change that once and for all.
As I enjoy the peace, the safety, the trust and confidence I feel ... Views: 692
Hi all, this article began as a response to a question I received from an on line program member as part of our group chat forum and it’s such a common experience for everyone who uses food to cope I thought I’d turn it into an article and share it with all of you out there in our global ... Views: 572
Now bear with me here. I’m going to take you on a bit of a journey in order to explain a very important part of your recovery process. If you were sitting in my office I’d be leaning over and beginning to draw a diagram on my white board to illustrate this piece of information and you’d be ... Views: 709
The eating disorder struggle begins and ends within:
I know, I know, it really does seem like the issue is food and what you weigh and all those people out there who seem to judge or criticize you rather than love and appreciate and welcome you. And it's really frustrating to hear that that ... Views: 590
First comes love, then comes obesity:
So reads the heading from an article in the July 6th issue of Time Magazine (See the article at this link: http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1907143,00.html).
Even though my skin was bristling at the glib headline, I felt obligated ... Views: 555