If you're regularly greeted by a warm, sloppy embrace, a heedless leap to a landing into your arms, or an unadulterated, adoring gaze, you might be a pet owner. Owners of pets from cats to canaries know the day-to-day benefits four-legged or feat... Read more
Antidepressants make you fat. Depression only happens to weak-minded people. If your parents were depressed, you will be, too. Depressed people are just sad all the time. Do any of these sound familiar? They're all part of the many myths surround... Read more
Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
Q: I've heard a lot about the "winter blues," but I actually feel really down in the summer. Is there such a thing as the summertime blues—or anything I do to help with it?
A: Although the winter blues are a common and well-k... Read more
It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
I have a conundrum.
Since I started with SparkPeople, October 21, 2013, I've slowly lost 9-pounds. Losing slowly is the best way from what I understand, however, the last few weeks I haven't lost anything. I seemed to have plateaued and I think it... Read more
Ok. I work night shift and especially on my days off I can't help but feel starved. No more than an hour after supper I am rooting around for something else to eat. Then I eat til I'm miserable, and another hour later I feel starved agian. I know... Read more
I have just been reading and researching Dr Fuhrman's Eat to Live program and I am going to give it a try as I need to do something different. I would love to hear from anyone who is currently following this lifestyle as I will need ideas and suppor... Read more
Comfort eating is an old established habit after dinner for me and replacing them with new habits is a challenge. What small changes and/or new habits have you made to address this issue?
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I'm looking for ideas of what would be healthy to order at the local pizza place. I am thinking salad with grilled chicken but, that is kind of boring. My other ideas were a fresh mozzarella, lettuce, tomato and roasted red pepper salad. What do Y... Read more
I make myself 'earn' minutes to watch TV or play computer games by exercising. ie, to watch 30 minutes of TV, I need 30 minutes of activity. 'activity' includes household chores, so this gets me moving, limits how much junk I watch, and gives me a... Read more
For many people, cold weather and a lack of sunshine can bring on a mild depression known as the ''winter blues.'' People that experience the ''winter blues'' will generally lack motivation and energy. Others may even... Read more
As we all face the challenges of tough economic times, many of those who have found themselves jobless, sadly have lost their health benefits as well. With the rising cost of health care, many without benefits find themselves either paying out of poc... Read more
These are the feelings that was racing threw my head as I walked into the eating disorder out patient clinic at the hospital this morning. Why do I have to go threw this? Why did I agree to do this? Why am I still struggling at age 45 with an Eating... Read more
Yesterday I was offered to have two meetings a month at the eating disorder clinic all year left. I am grateful. I will journal my food but the meeting will be a conversation about the emotional and stress eating and how to handle myself and take car... Read more
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