Emotional eating is a coping mechanism we use to deny feelings of stress or anxiety. Whenever we are discontent, we seek comfort in food. When we were young, our parents urged us to "have a cookie" and feel better. Now, we soothe our inner child's emotional letdowns in the same manner.
Eating for emotional gratification results in overeating, weight gain, health problems and more anxiety, which creates another cycle of emotional eating to assuage... Read More
When you're trying to lose weight by cutting back on calories, keeping your energy levels up can be a challenge. Many dieters fail at sticking with their diet plan because they simply feel too tired, depressed or lethargic after a few days. When your body isn't used to a lower calorie intake from your diet plan, you may experience a noticeable energy dip that makes it much harder to stick with your diet in the long-term; however, there are... Read More
By Heather DeLuca
Think cake will cure your crabbiness? Or baked goods will beat the blues? Probably not.
Whether you're suffering from an irritable mood, a case of the blues, or even full-blown depression, you may benefit from incorporating certain foods into your diet while avoiding others.... Read More
By Robert Benson
Do dogs provide health benefits? Believe it or not, they do! Did you know that owning a dog and pet ownership in general, can help a person in many ways? Owning a pet can improve your mental wellness, reduce your visits to the doctor, improve your cardiovascular health and allow for faster... Read More
Weight loss is a lifestyle. You live in a world that tells you to lose weight -- while tempting you to gain more. To maintain successful weight loss, you must address the mental issues, not just the physical.
Weight loss is work. "Get-thin-quick" schemes are as unreliable as "get-rich-quick" schemes. As the old adage goes, "Anything in life worth having is worth working for." You are worth working for.
Weight... Read More
Open your spice cabinet and you will find a pharmacopoeia of ancient wisdom. You may also find yourself on the way to the hospital. Herbal medicine is not something to embark upon uninformed. Self-medication, in any form, can be risky. At the same time, there are many herbs and spices that you can use to spice up your life, your diet and your health.
We all know that knowledge is power. When taking herbal supplements, you need knowledge... Read More
We live in a fast-paced world amidst technology that makes things happen in an instant. Hence, we expect every aspect of our lives to follow suit, we even feel think that losing weight or obtaining the perfect body should be instantaneous.
It isn't easy to admit that such a feat takes time; magic pill ads and fit celebrities obscure the realization that to achieve a great body (for good) takes time!
The most... Read More
By Laura Ng
We spent one third of our life sleeping -- an activity that's seemingly useless. But we need sleep as much as we need oxygen and food. Sleep is important to us. It increases one's work efficiency, extends one's lifespan, cures illnesses. One should not deprive him/herself of sleep.
But during our lives,... Read More
By Elisabeth Kuhn
Maybe this sounds a little overdramatic, but unfortunately the reality is that excessive, untreated stress can actually kill you. When you're stressed, your body produces the hormone cortisol, which is designed to get your rear in gear as part of the fight-or-flight mechanism. However, this... Read More
When it comes to carbs and weight loss, you'll find dozens of conflicting opinions on how many carbs you should consume each day, when you should eat them and what types of carbs you need to include in your daily meal plan. Understanding how carbs play a role in your diet can be confusing, but once you understand some simple principles about how the body uses and stores calories from carbohydrates and what you need to do to avoid gaining weight... Read More