Essential Reads

The Only Way to Stop Gaining Weight

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 02, 2016 in Cravings
There are many ways to eat healthy but only one way to lose weight. Get back to basics.

When Healthy Eating Takes You Down an Unhealthy Road

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on April 26, 2016 in Cravings
Extreme healthy eating habits may signal an unhealthy lifestyle.

How to Eat Slower: 6 Strategies

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on April 26, 2016 in Comfort Cravings
We've all heard that it is important to eat slower. Here are 5 compelling reasons slow down your pace today and 6 strategies that can help make it happen.

The Quick and the Dead

Does convenience determine your food and health choices?

More Posts on Diet

8 Reasons to Exercise That Aren't Your Swimsuit

We all love the exterior changes exercise brings to our bodies, but there are plenty of other incentives to get moving.

The Dieter's Paradox: When More Feels Like Less

He added some chopped nuts and strawberries. Somehow convinced that it now had fewer calories, and guilt-free, he dug in.

What Happened to the Biggest Losers Won't Happen to You

Worried about the Biggest Losers and their regained weight? Don't be; competitive weight loss probably has nothing to do with you.

Can Vitamin D Make You Leaner?

A new study investigating the influence of vitamin D on muscle mass suggests it plays a role in how many pounds of fat you pack on — in early childhood and beyond.

Do You Know How to Control Your Weight?

A self-assessment inventory.

One Easy Way to Curb Overeating

Listening to the sounds we make when we eat may help us be more mindful of how much we end up swallowing.

5 Ways to Rid Yourself of Junk Emotions

If we thought about our emotions as products we consume, just as we do food, how would this change our life and our health?

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Weight

Feeling stuck in a dieting rut? The solution to your weight woes may be very different than you think.

The Magic Trick to a Healthy Weight

By Temma Ehrenfeld on April 27, 2016 Open Gently
Weight management begins with self-knowledge. What bad habit do you need to break?

Tips for Shutting Down Diet-Talk

How to set boundaries with people who are constantly talking about their latest diet attempts or are demonizing certain macronutrients.

Are You a Lime or Are You a Cucumber?

What is fun, easy, and good for you? I had to go to DC to find out.

Unnoticed: The Severely Mentally Ill Who Die Too Soon

These invisible people touch our lives each day, in one way or another, but die too soon.

How to Begin Healing Your Body Shame

When did your body shame start?

Does Sugar Cause Mental Illness?

Empirical evidence that you are what you eat.

The Two-Minute Meal

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 14, 2016 How To Do Life
And yes, they’re tasty, healthy, and inexpensive.

Our Hypocritical Approach to Healthy Eating

We talk a good game about healthy eating but our heart is in the cookie jar. It's not your fault. It's a cultural thing.

Food Should be Fresh, Nutrient-Dense

What colors are you eating? The whole spectrum of nutrition.

Is Alcohol or Drug Abuse Taking a Toll on Your Digestion?

Recovery from drugs and alcohol is a difficult process. A healthy diet and attention to gut health can improve mood, response to stress and may reduce risk for relapse.

Should Obesity Really Be Classified As A Disease?

By Gregg McBride on April 09, 2016 The Weight-ing Game
No matter how the medical community classifies our national (and individual) obesity issues, let’s not forget that that the real cure still comes from inside ourselves.

Why Only a Vegan Can Defeat Negan

Chris Cooney explains how a plant-based diet will help us survive a zombie apocalypse.

Do You Love Your Body?

Poor relationships with food, our bodies, and ourselves tend to develop from a perfect storm of events and feelings.

Eliminating Functional Hypoglycemia to Stabilize Mood

Recently, bipolar disease has become the diagnosis du jour, but without eliminating hypoglycemia as a cause of mood cycling, an accurate diagnosis cannot be made.

Gender Identity and Eating Disorders

New research indicates that transgendered individuals are at heightened risk for eating disorders.

The 30-Day (Facebook) Diet

What are the perils of being constantly connected in a digital culture? Can we take a step back as consumers and decide to digitally unplug?

How Does Metabolic Rate Really Change After Anorexia? Part 2

What is the relation between energy intake, bodyweight, and metabolic rate in the later stages of recovery from anorexia?

How Does Metabolic Rate Really Change After Anorexia? Part 1

What is the relation between energy intake, bodyweight, and metabolic rate in recovery from anorexia?

Determining the Value of Food: Do We Have It Wrong? Part 1

We focus on calories, but are the intangible quality characteristics the deciding factor between whether our diet delivers health or disease?

Alcohol or Drug Use Can Rob Your Body of Nutrients

Recovery from substance use disorders is a difficult process. Often ignored is the role of nutrition in improving mental health and reducing risk for relapse.

There Is No One Right Diet for Everyone

How does your metabolism determine the best foods for your mental health?