Edward Abramson, PhD

Why Is It So Hard to Exercise?

You know you should be more active but something always gets in the way.

Belly Fat and Your Child's Brain

Can playing tag improve your child's grades?

How Often Should You Weigh Yourself?

Do you dread stepping on the scale, or perhaps, you check your weight compulsively? When you weigh yourself can help you lose.
Edward Abramson, PhD

Yes, It IS Possible to Lose Weight

A recent study shows that weight loss is possible.

Is Global Warming Making You Fat?

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

Can Mindfulness Reduce Your Belly Fat?

If you have an apple shape, mindfulness might help.

What Should You Do if You Think Your Child Is Too Fat?

You can use the CDC calculator to see if your child is too heavy.

Football Fan? if Your Team Loses You May Gain Weight

Snacking while watching football may not be the only reason you'll gain weight

Are You Overweight or Obese?

The BMI isn't foolproof. Here are some alternative measures you can use.

How Often Should You Weigh Yourself?

Dieters have been discouraged from frequent weighing because lack of progress can decrease motivation and weighing oneself may be linked to eating disorders. It's been suggested that dieters limit their weighing to once per week but new research suggests that this advice may be misguided.
Eating Healthy but Gaining Weight

Eating Healthy but Gaining Weight

Subway turkey sandwich or Big Mac? What side and drink do you want to go with that?

Eat Spinach, Lose Weight?

Eating spinach made Popeye strong but adding this spinach extract to your drink may help you curb cravings and lose weight.

Should the Government Pay for Weight Watchers?

The U.S. isn't the only country with an obesity epidemic. There's a proposal in Britain to treat obesity by having the Government pay for a 12 week Weight Watchers program.

How to Get Kids to Choose Fruit For Snacks

Can't get your child to choose fruits or veggies for a snack? A recent study suggests that you can use the same methods that cereal and fast food marketers use to influence your child's food choices.

How Do You Know If Your Son Has an Eating Disorder?

About ten percent of anorexics and bulimics are male, but because the presentation of symptoms is different than it is for females, at risk boys may go undetected.

Can McDonald's Reverse the Obesity Epidemic?

Fast food restaurants aren't going to offer organically grown carrots or unprocessed wholesome foods but they can offer tasty processed fare with less sugar, fat, and calories.

Are toxic chemicals making you fat?

We can see the external cues in our environment prompting us to eat more than we need. What's less obvious is the non-natural chemicals in the environment that may make it easier to gain weight and harder to lose it.

The Sleeping Diet

It's not just your imagination. When you're tired it's harder to resist a calorie rich snack. Recent research sheds light on the relationship between sleep and eating.

Are Your Brother or Sister Obese?

Obesity is contagious. New research demonstrates that you can "catch" it from your older siblings!

Mayor Bloomberg's War on Big Soda—Nanny State?

Limiting soda size is a ridiculous example of the "nanny state" intruding on our freedoms, and anyway, it's an ineffective way of combating obesity. Or is it?

Two Easy, Painless Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Lose Weight

Parents of overweight kids may be concerned about the foods their children eat but often they are less concerned about the amount the child eats. Here are two simple, painless changes that will decrease unnecessary eating without depriving the child.

A Calorie Is a Calorie, Or Is It?

Is fructose responsible for the obesity epidemic?

Is Your Child Being Teased About His Weight?

It's hard being an overweight child or teen. There are the obvious health risks, but for most overweight children the actual consequences won't come until later in life. Although the medical consequences of childhood obesity may not emerge until adulthood, the psychological effects are immediately present.

Who Cares About Your Weight?

When you're trying to lose weight family and friends can cause you to lose motivation. Learn what to do when they aren't helping.

The Family that Eats Together Stays Healthy Together

Having family meals can help improve your child's eating habits and reduce the likelihood of childhood obesity or developing an eating disorder. But what do you do when you've got conflicting schedules and your kids won't talk at meals?

The Happy Meal Goes on a Diet, or Does It?

McDonald's cut 110 calories from their Happy Meals. This is good news, isn't it?