Tackling Mid-Life Weight Issues (Part 2): Why Sleep Matters

Lack of sleep can have a negative impact on many areas of your life, including the state of your overall mental and physical health. Experts believe that sleep may also play a big role in weight management.

Tackling Mid-Life Weight Issues: A 5-Step Plan

Maintaining a healthy weight and fitness level as you get older is as much about getting enough sleep and stress relief as it is about eating right and exercising.

Weight Loss 2015

Make this the year you make smart choices when it comes to diet, fitness and health.

Slow Down!

S-L-O-W D-O-W-N! Stop rushing through your meals and develop a calmer, healthier relationship with food.

Raising Fit Kids

Set a positive tone when you set limits for kids.

Don't Be Afraid!

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.

Have Patience!

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.

Trust Yourself

Take responsibility for your actions and trust that you are making the healthiest choices and decisions for yourself under your current circumstances.

Steadying the Ups and Downs

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.

Stay in Control!

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.

Size Acceptance, Intuitive Eating, and Weight Control

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.

Women and Chocolate

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.

Mindful Eating Helps Prevent Overeating

Mindfulness is a centuries-old concept that has at least some scientific backing as an effective tool for disordered eating.

Breaking Bad Eating Habits

To maintain a healthy weight, you have to look at your eating patterns as much as you have to look at the types and amounts of foods you eat.

How to Say “No”

Sometimes it’s too difficult to say “no.” Practice saying this instead.

Speak Up!

Learn to express your feelings in ways that are productive for you and for the relationship you are trying to heal.

Men's Bodies

Many men have food and body image issues, but they are less likely than women to talk about them.

Stop Kicking Yourself!

When the voice in your head gets critical, stop kicking yourself and instead, use positive affirmations to drown out the negative self-talk.

How to Manage Setbacks

No matter how committed you are to change, you might face a situation that will threaten your resolve. Be prepared.

Win the Game!

To be successful at weight loss, or anything for that matter, it takes individual determination, a can-do attitude and a commitment to live a healthier lifestyle. Be inspired!

When Diets Go Wrong (Make Them Right!)

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.

Why You Eat What You Eat Part 3

If you feel you have a food addiction that interferes with the quality of your life, there is help.

Why You Eat What You Eat Part 2

Identify the emotional, behavioral and situational triggers that cause you to overeat or eat too many unhealthy foods.

Why You Eat What You Eat Part 1

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.

Radiate Self-Acceptance

Everyone is flawed. When you accept yourself, you are much more comfortable showing your flaws to others and will attract more people who love, respect, and accept you as you are.

Do One Thing To Improve Your Health Today!

A review of Google searches says we are most interested in looking up health information on Mondays and Tuesdays. But any day is a good day to pull yourself together and focus on wellness.

1-2-3 GO! Kick-Start Your Plan for Healthier Living

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.

Helping Hands: You Don't Have to Struggle Alone

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.

Uh, Oh! Time to Change Your Ways!

Time to face the facts; it's up to you to make the important changes in your life that will help you get healthier and be happier with yourself.

Why You’re Fat and She’s Not

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.

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