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

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By Joy Jacobs J.D., Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in One More Bite
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By Frances Kuffel on August 20, 2017 in What Fat Women Want
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Breatharians...or Believe Anythings?

By Joe Pierre M.D. on August 17, 2017 in Psych Unseen
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Unusual Ways to Lose Weight

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Three Things I Know for Sure

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on August 14, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
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Loving a Broken Body

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on August 13, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
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By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on August 12, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
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Small Mistakes With Huge Consequences

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on August 11, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
The honest mistakes of a few are the reason 2.2 billion are overweight.

Study Suggests Most Effective Way to Cut Sugar from Coffee

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on August 11, 2017 in Urban Survival
A new study finds the most effective way to cut back sugar in your coffee.

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New research suggests that children who are inhibited are less likely to try new foods.
Edward Abramson, PhD

Yes, It IS Possible to Lose Weight

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Finding Peace in The Anti-Diet Age

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on August 05, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
The New York Times story "Losing it in the Anti-Diet Age," documents the tension between diet-culture and the anti-diet movement. Perhaps the real question is how to find peace.

All the Stars of Food and Mood

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Living, Dying and the Taste of a Good Falafel

By Bernard L. De Koven on August 02, 2017 in On Having Fun
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Green Tea May Ameliorate Brain Drain Linked to Western Diets

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Have Dogs Specifically Evolved to Eat Bread and Pasta?

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Food Educates Every Part of You

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Does a Happy Meal Really Make Us Happy?

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Responding Wisely to Food Addiction Relapses

When you have an eating addiction, it's not about the food. It's about how you use the food.
Georgios Jakobides [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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