We’ve all heard the lunch room chatter about people's latest diets and weight-loss escapades. Maybe you’ve even led the discussion by saying something like,"I am going to be ‘good’ today and only eat salads and fresh... Read more
In an ideal world, we would all eat foods that provided just the right amounts of all the right nutrients, savoring the flavors but having the willpower to stop at the point of physical fullness. We would eat for equal parts fuel and enjoyment, viewi... Read more
Full-fledged eating disorders are abnormal, disordered patterns of eating that become out-of-control. All types of eating disorders represent serious and immediate threats to the health, well-being, and happiness of the individuals caught up in them.... Read more
Regular exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and sound weight-loss program. In fact, most experts suggest that we get 60 minutes of exercise each day for optimal health. But while a little exercise is a good thing, taking exercise to the e... Read more
As a certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor and fitness writer, I know a lot about exercise and quite a bit about nutrition. I know what it takes to lose weight, be healthy and fuel my body properly. But for years I didn't practice... Read more
I've been waiting for this day for a long time. That day where eating enough food to make 1500 cal was hard instead of eating only 1500 cal being hard. It's 9pm, I'm full & I'm 89g of carbs short. 1/2 of grapes is 8g...that's a lot of grapes.... Read more
Well, I have been stalling. I am finally going to commit to changing my lifestyle. I am wanting to to lose 40 lbs (i know that may not happen) by January. I will be turning the big 40 and I promised myself I would be healthier by my 40th.... Read more
What Is Anxiety?Having this feeling occasionally is normal, but if anxiety interferes with your everyday life, it may indicate a disorder.Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or unease. Feeling anxious from time to time is normal.Anxiety ó part of the... Read more
i put fresh lime in my water..The health benefits of lime include scurvy, digestion, constipation, eye care, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, weight loss, skin care, urinary disorders,... Read more
This journey to a healthy lifestyle is a worthwhile, but at times, difficult endeavor. If you're dealing with an eating disorder on top of a weight issue, it can feel downright impossible to reach your goals.Most of us are familiar with the eatin... Read more
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has just released a preliminary draft of the revisions planned for itís Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This is the manual that medical and mental health professionals use to det... Read more
Summary of Session 3 of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training for BED
I am summarizing the reader and the most important points of session 3 (there are 20 sessions total).
The makers of this training assume that to respond with problem... Read more
In my previous blog I posted the following (maybe all too simple) description of the 'make up' of Binge Eating Disorder (BED) as I understand it. I descrbed 4 aspects or steps or 'levels'.
Level 1 is formed by psychological and emotional issue... Read more
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