Don’t let your fears weigh you down like a pair of lead boots. It doesn’t matter whether you fear the frustration of failure or the responsibility of success; you won't be in control until you stare it in the face. Read More
When you lack patience, you feel upset, anxious, tense, irritated, nervous, frustrated, out of control, ill-tempered, rushed, and often ignored. When you have patience, you feel calm, peaceful, tolerant, content, accepting, compassionate, and often relaxed. You choose.
Stop going on and off weight-loss diets, and get realistic. Make sensible lifestyle changes and find a partner in weight control to help you stay motivated to reach your goals. Most importantly, accept who you are and who you have the potential to be, and stop trying to reach impossible goals. That's how you'll get into your very best shape and stay there. Read More
Disinhibition is a clinical term referring to lack of self-control when it comes to risky behavior with negative consequences. If your eating behavior is out of control to the point where your health is endangered, the consequences can ultimately be deadly. And for many of us, the only real solution—self-regulation—doesn’t come easy. Read More
Weight loss diets, exercising to burn calories, and other fat-fighting approaches help some people maintain a healthy weight, but not others. They’ve certainly done little to help health experts fight a national battle against obesity. As it turns out, the most important, and perhaps most successful, tool for controlling weight may very well be accepting your weight.
Chocolate satisfies cravings on both a physiological and psychological level, because it contains both fat and sugar, which can fill in a hunger gap and, at the same time, stimulate “feel good” brain chemicals. This may or may not be a problem. Read More
When it comes to weight loss and healthy eating, no one else's plan is perfect for you. That's why most popular diets don't work for most people and why, to be successful, you need to step up and take charge of your own health. Read More
If you buy a lot of fast foods and convenience food products, there are reasons that go beyond time and money. Promotions, advertising, packaging and marketing of these products are all designed to entice you to buy more. And so you do. Maybe it's time to look at the balance between whole foods and processed foods in your diet and weigh the long-term benefits of each. Read More
Sometimes you're not ready to do the thing you must do. You need time to think things through. In the meantime, come up with some ideas of related activities you can do right now that will ultimately get you to your goals. Read More
You may get the support you need from family or friends but if not, look outside those relationships to find someone who can help you stay committed to improving your mental and physical health. Read More
You can follow the field of genetics to learn about the effects of damaged genes on overweight and obesity in families, and what the future of research holds. But at the same time, you can take steps to help yourself and your family, right now.