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Straight talk on emotional eating and weight control in kids and adults
Edward Abramson Ph.D.
A new meta-analysis examines the effects of skipping breakfast on weight loss and cardiometabolic risk.
A study from Finland suggests that it may be possible to reduce your waistline with a simple exercise.
Are you concerned about your weight but otherwise healthy? Even if you're young, you still need to protect yourself from the coronavirus.
Green tea has long been touted for weight loss. A new, large-scale study examines the effects of drinking tea on body fat.
Despite your cravings, you can enjoy chocolate without losing control or gaining weight.
Worrying about the pandemic is unavoidable but it doesn't need to trigger eating.
Even if you think you might be a "chocoholic," you can enjoy your Valentine's chocolates. Here are a few suggestions.
A large-scale, long-term study suggests a healthy snack that is linked to less weight gain and a lower risk of obesity.
It's not just the sugar and fat in processed food that cause weight gain.
Oprah normally gains 8 to 12 pounds during the Holidays. But even if you only gain a couple of pounds they'll be hard to lose. With a little planning, you can avoid gaining.
It can be frustrating when your child won't try a new food, but you needn't plead, nag, cajole, or get angry.
Putting a child on a diet is harmful but should a parent try to control their child's eating? A study sheds light on this parental dilemma.
The nucleus accumbens deep in your brain may trigger your food cravings
Right now you may be thinning your medial temporal lobe. A small change in behavior can reduce the risk.
Moms don't deserve all the credit (or blame) for children's weight.
There's a simple, quick, painless technique to help with weight loss yet many dieters don't use it.
Should presidential candidates try to lose weight prior to running for office?
Be careful about how you think about your genes. Your thoughts could have unintended consequences.
Your genes will help determine your weight but all is not lost
Resolutions to be more active are common but rarely kept. Increasing your activity doesn't have to be onerous.
There are many different fasting plans. Here's one you can try without suffering.
You can help your child feel good about his or her body regardless of their weight.
Childhood obesity increases the risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, but this risk can be eliminated without dieting.
Puppies may protect babies from obesity
Trillions of gut microbes play a significant role in digestion and health. You may be able to enrich your microbial ecosystem.
You know you should be more active but something always gets in the way.
Can playing tag improve your child's grades?
Do you dread stepping on the scale, or perhaps, you check your weight compulsively? When you weigh yourself can help you lose.
A recent study shows that weight loss is possible.
Brown fat can help control your weight but only when you're cold.
Edward Abramson, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of It's NOT Just Baby Fat! He is also a professor emeritus of psychology at California State University, Chico.