All About Diet

It's no secret that we need calories to fuel our 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 is becoming 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

The Sexual Boundary Issue That's Seldom Discussed

By Michael Castleman M.A. on March 02, 2015 in All About Sex
Many couples struggle over men's wish to ejaculate into women's mouths and have them swallow.

Can Bacteria Make You Fat?

The problems of keeping things in the family

How to Find Proof That Hope is Not Lost

By Gregg McBride on February 28, 2015 in The Weight-ing Game
The little, seemingly innocuous ways you take care of yourself are your proof that you care about yourself. And this "proof of caring" can be the first step toward committing yourself to lasting and permanent change when it comes to other matters like losing weight, embracing wellness, and/or getting healthier.

An Integrative Approach to Wellness Really Works

I had a cerebral bleed causing me to black out resulting in a serious automobile collision. Months later I had brain surgery. I was told by my doctors I was permanently brain damaged. Determined to get better, I set out on my journey to regain my life. So I experimented with a variety of different approaches to treatment, and got better!

4 Shocking Lies About Weight

By Harriet Brown on February 26, 2015 in Brave Girl Eating
4 shocking lies about weight and health you need to know

Mothers, Daughters and Food

By Zanthe Taylor M.F.A. on February 25, 2015 in A Million Meals
It seems especially cruel and strange that mothers often pass down a legacy of self-hatred, guilt and shame to the very children for whom they would otherwise lay down their own lives.

Make Social Learning Stick: How Parents Can Help Children

By Dan Peters Ph.D. on February 25, 2015 in From Worrier to Warrior
For special needs children, many daily activities and experiences like getting ready for school, going to the doctor, having a play date and celebrating birthdays are very challenging. The good news: these events can become opportunities for teaching and reinforcing expected social and emotional behavior.

8 Tips to Ease Parental Anxiety

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on February 25, 2015 in Singletons
Parents have cornered the market on anxiety when it comes to their children. Worry paralyzes both parent and child, making children fearful and stifling their curiosity and development. Here’s what parents can do to modulate and minimize their fears.

The Secret Reason You Can't Lose Weight

By Temma Ehrenfeld on February 24, 2015 in Open Gently
Getting adequate sleep is essential to any diet.

3 Myths About Eating Disorders Debunked

By Nicole Avena Ph.D. on February 24, 2015 in Food Junkie
Eating disorders can be very difficult to understand. In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, take some time to learn a bit more about these disorders and the truth behind a handful of myths that surround them.

How to Slow Down Your Busy Life

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on February 24, 2015 in Making Change
If you feel overwhelmed by the pace of your life, it is time that you slow it all down and take back control. It will make your life better and you happier. You can do this by using four basic approaches.

What Is the Best Diet for Mood?

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on February 23, 2015 in Inner Source
Which diet is the healthiest for your brain and mood?

8 Negative Attitudes of Chronically Unhappy People

All of us experience negative thoughts from time to time. How we manage our negative attitudes can make the difference between confidence versus fear, hope versus despair, mastery versus victimhood, and victory versus defeat. Here are eight negative attitudes of chronically unhappy people...

The Vicious Virtuous Circle

Anywhere you jump in the vicious virtuous circle is okay, because each of these crucial practices reinforces the other.

Pride and Prejudice and Obesity

Prejudice against obesity recalls previous biases against individuals with depression, alcoholism, and compulsive behaviors. Understanding obesity as a disease must amend the need for personal responsibility.

The One Best Thing You Can Do For the One You Love

Everyone knows how important exercise is for our physical and mental health. What you might not realize is that the steps you take to benefit your own health can also benefit your partner. Get your partner in a healthy frame of mind, and both of you will enjoy the rewards.

Smoking and Weight: Those "Burnt-out Ends of Smoky Days"

By Sylvia R Karasu M.D. on February 20, 2015 in The Gravity of Weight
The dangers of cigarette smoking are well-known, but many people continue to smoke because of the fear that they will gain weight after they stop. What do we know about the effects of smoking and smoking cessation on weight?

Living with Gusto

We all struggle between living cautiously and living fully, and are bombarded with contradictory information about what to eat, how to relax, how to exercise, and if a glass or two of red is ok. What bearing should health rules have on older adults?

This is Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar For Lent

By Jordan Gaines Lewis on February 18, 2015 in Brain Babble
Did you decide to give up sweets for Lent? Here's what your brain will experience over the next 40 days.

Body Language

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on February 17, 2015 in In Excess
Muscle Dysmorphia describes a condition characterised by a misconstrued body image in individuals interpret their body size as both small and weak even though they may look normal or even be highly muscular. But could it be classed as an addiction to body image?

Do You Always Need the Mayo Clinic?

By Peter Edelstein M.D. on February 16, 2015 in Patient Power
Should you always go to the Mayo Clinic, or is it better for you to be hospitalized in your community hospital? Empower yourself and your loved ones with a basic understanding of the difference between the patient care provided in academic and community hospitals.

30 Ways to Prevent ADHD

Here are 30 tips to keep ADHD at bay.

When Things Change, Hold on to Your Health

By Teri Goetz MS, LAC, ACC on February 15, 2015 in Renaissance Woman
We all know change is inevitable. But, what happens when a time of change effects your health? Learn how to use this time of change for greater health. Create greater health at any time in your life!

Lifestyle Interventions for Depression

Clinical depression is a complicated condition. Stress of course is known and easily accepted to be the main cause, but two people may endure the same stress with only one developing depression. What lifestyle factors can make us more resilient, and why?

Understanding Teen Anxiety

Anxiety can leave vulnerable teens feeling and believing that they are destined to live a life of gloom and doom. Can you imagine living your life like that day in and day out? Many anxious youth do...

What's the Best Mindset for Creating and Maintaining Change?

By Gregg McBride on February 14, 2015 in The Weight-ing Game
When we care for something, it thrives. It's therefore important that we give real love and devoted care to ourselves -- as well as the health-minded goals we want to reach.

Where do obesity myths originate?

Food and beverage companies' role in obesity

An Avocado A Day Keeps Bad Cholesterol at Bay

By Mitchell L Gaynor M.D. on February 13, 2015 in Your Genetic Destiny
New research from Penn State University has found that eating one avocado a day may help lower "bad" LDL cholesterol.

Brian Williams Misremembers

Could America's most trusted news anchor be a pathological liar?

Escape The Emotional Eating Cycle

By Jason Lillis Ph.D. on February 13, 2015 in Healthy Change
Emotional eating is a common trap many of us fall into where we use food to feel better right now, despite the fact that eating often makes us feel much worse later. Stepping out of this struggle requires a different view on emotions.