All About Diet

It's no secret that we need calories to fuel the body's basic energy needs. Yet many of us find it difficult to take in the right amount—and the right kind—of fuel. No matter how many guidelines we're given, we still crave what we know is bad for us. And in an era where sugary and fatty snacks are often within arm's reach, resisting those cravings has become exceedingly difficult. So what's an average consumer to do? Read on for some insight into why we behave the way we do around food, and what you can do to make eating healthier a little bit easier.

Recent posts on Diet

Is Anorexia the Latest Treatment for Obesity?

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on April 27, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
Is it possible that a mental illness holds the secret to treating obesity? That’s what some leading eating disorder experts propose.
By Georging at the German language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11717544

Seeing the Bigger Picture Can Promote Self-Control

From a distant perspective one sees the forest, but from a proximal perspective one sees trees.

Should Weight Loss Drugs Be Used When a Diet Stalls?

Taking great care of yourself is the new normal. Why are the rewards so much harder to attain when the end-goal is just around the corner?

It’s Time to March!

There is no shortage of bad advice about how to lose weight. You’ll find bad advice on the internet, in books, and even from some “medical experts.” We need good science.

Try to Make Sense of Healthy, Ethical Food Choices

By Anne Moyer Ph.D. on April 19, 2017 in Beyond Treatment
As a health psychologist, I strive to learn all that I can about a lifestyle that promotes well being, including healthy eating.

Furthering the Discussion on FAT: Fear Not

Ingesting fat is feared because of links to weight gain by people with eating disorders and those who don’t have an eating disorder. Addressing confusion and misrepresentation.
Lori Russell-Chapin

Does Neurocounseling Education Impact Age Differently?

By Lori Russell-Chapin Ph.D. on April 15, 2017 in Brain Waves
Is it possible that neurocounseling and bridging brain and behavior can help us live more effectively and be helpful for any age group?

The Sexual Impact of Diabetes on Women

By Michael Castleman M.A. on April 14, 2017 in All About Sex
Recent research clarifies how diabetes often harms women sexually. While diabetic women are not fated to develop sex problems, many do.

"Pig!"

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 11, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short short story on when to and not to accept yourself.
By Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock (https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1454431) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

7 Tips for Setting Achievable Goals

A successful self-control requires that one’s goal be kept firmly in focus, and reserve the most careful decision resources for the goals that matter most.

The Real Truth About Your Weight and Health

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on April 08, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
New research suggests that it could be weight-stigma--not our actual weight--that leads to poor health.

Glaucoma, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Disease, and Nicotinamide

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on April 06, 2017 in Fighting Fear
Every once in a while an unapproved treatment seems worth considering.

What's Your Omega-3 IQ? A Fun Quiz for a Healthier Brain!

By Georgia Ede MD on March 31, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
Find out which foods are secretly sabotaging your best efforts to balance your brain chemistry.

Put Your Omega-3 Supplement to the Test

By Georgia Ede MD on March 31, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
Test your knowledge about Omega-3 supplements to see if you are throwing your money away!

Want to Lose Weight? Go to Bed Earlier

No one likes being on a diet. How about sleeping instead? Get more sleep and leverage the easiest, most enjoyable weight loss strategy in existence.

Eat Right, Feel Right with Mental Health Nutrition

Help clients use food to improve their mood and their energy.

Is There Feminine Muscularity?

By Pirkko Markula Ph.D. on March 29, 2017 in Fit Femininity
Is sculpting a muscular body feminine? There are several options for women to display visible muscularity.

Crack of Dawn Workouts

By getting up at 4:30 a.m., I have already made a powerful statement to myself that I am willing to work for what I want in a single-minded, extremely determined way.
Aphiwat Chuangchoem/pexels.com

Endless Jet Lag

Time rules life - including what you crave.

10 Strategies for Developing Self-Control

Self-control strategies are considered key drivers of behavior change to promote healthier behavior.

Why Simple Advice is Often the Best Advice

By Gregg McBride on March 25, 2017 in The Weight-ing Game
No matter how many times we replay past events or decisions in our heads, they are never going to be undone. So the sooner we swallow hard and move on, the better.

Is Global Warming Making You Fat?

Brown fat can help control your weight but only when you're cold.

Dietary Changes Reduce Alzheimer's Risk

Are you worried about developing Alzheimer's disease? Simple dietary changes can reduce your risk.

Gut Check

While you sit on your tuffet; how does your inner garden grow?

A Dietary Treatment for Depression

In a world first, Australian researchers have used a dietary change to successfully treat depression.

Dog Owners Are Wrong About the Health Benefits of Raw Diets

Despite dog owners' beliefs that raw animal product dog foods are healthier data suggests that they are unsafe.

Six Signs to Assess an Eating Disorder

Understanding the signs of an eating disorder diagnoses can help you take life-saving measures.

Your Gut Health and Your Weight

If you've struggled with obesity, you may not know that the state of your gut health may be part of the problem.

Should We Focus on a Women’s Weight During Pregnancy?

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on March 11, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
The irony of weight-focused care is that the more preoccupied we become with trying to control our weight, the more out-of-control it often becomes.

Salt Intake: Taking Advice With That Proverbial Grain

"Next to air and water, salt is perhaps the greatest necessity of life," wrote Mahatma Gandhi. Do we really know how much salt is too much for maintaining our health?