Essential Reads

The Difference between Sadness and Depression

Knowing the difference can significantly impact your quality of life

A Day of Eating in Paris

Why do the French eat so well yet stay so slim?

The Ego Diet

Ten parallels between hunger for high praise and rich foods.

When Food Is Medicine

Asking about diet can improve outcomes in depression

Recent Posts on Diet

What if You Were Perfect As You Are?

Where have you felt broken? Are you ready to change?

Medications and weight gain: We need support

Have you gained weight from taking medications for bipolar disorder? Are you getting support or feeling stigmatized?

Raw or Cooked? How Best to Eat 11 Fruits and Vegetables

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on October 03, 2015 Urban Survival
Are raw or cooked fruits or vegetables better? Find out which ones are better eaten raw or cooked and how best to cook them.

The Difference between Sadness and Depression

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on October 02, 2015 The Squeaky Wheel
Because we associate depression with its primary symptom of pervasive sadness, many of us struggle to tell the difference between these two common psychological states. And that is a huge problem.

A Day of Eating in Paris

A day of observations lends some insight into the age old question: Why do the French eat so well yet stay so slim?

10 Fantastic Food and Fitness Quotes

Ready to get in shape or lose weight? Here are 10 famous quotes and some related science to help you get started today!

Is Your Diet SAD?

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on September 29, 2015 Inner Source
Do you think your getting all the nutrients you need? You eat right, right? Mmmm… maybe not. See what the research is saying, and check these 7 steps to make sure you covering the bases.

Diet Coaching Can Stave Off Depression

By Temma Ehrenfeld on September 29, 2015 Open Gently
Diet coaching can prevent depression.

4 Surprising Things that Expand Your Waistline

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on September 23, 2015 Minding the Body
Waistlines are growing faster than BMI levels. Here are four culprits you might not suspect.

Three Lessons Children Need to Learn About Candy

If you secretly discard your kids' candy, think about what sneaky parenting teaches kids about fairness. It's OK to do whatever you want as long as your motives are good... and you don't get caught?

The Obese and the Impulsive

By Mark Borigini M.D. on September 21, 2015 Overcoming Pain
It is important to identify early risk factors for adolescent weight gain that could potentially be targeted in future weight gain prevention programs, as pediatric obesity and weight gain are risk factors for adult obesity and associated complications.

One Of The Best Foods to Manage Hunger Throughout the Day

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on September 21, 2015 Comfort Cravings
Do you get to work in the morning and feel hungry before you even start your day—even though you just ate breakfast before you left? Many clients ask me what are some of the best foods to help manage their hunger and make you feel more satisfied. Here is one food that can help...

Is Weight Loss Surgery the Magic Cure for Obesity?

Weight Loss Surgery will radically change your life but not necessarily in the positive way you expect. Those promoting the surgery make it seem like a miracle cure,. It is true that Weight Loss Surgery will radically change your life bu not necessarily in the positive way you expect. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.There are no quick fixes.

How to Think of Your Body as Beautiful at Any Size

By Gregg McBride on September 19, 2015 The Weight-ing Game
The more we accept and respect others (no matter what they look like), the more disposed we'll be to extending that kind of acceptance (and even kindness) to ourselves. And when we change our judgements about how we look and what we weigh, we'll be more likely to initiate and even accomplish the kind of healthy, positive change that can lead to true transformation.

Toward a 'Knowledge of Causes...and All Things Possible'

Determining the cause of an acute bacterial infection is often fairly straightforward. But when we are dealing with chronic pathology such as overweight or obesity establishing causation becomes much more challenging. What are some guidelines to consider when going from observing associations to establishing a verdict of causation?

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.

Top 10 Foods for a Better Mood

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on September 15, 2015 Urban Survival
How can you change your mood through food? Find out about the top ten "brain-healthy" foods to help promote a better mood and reduce depression and anxiety.

Can Coffee Help Anxiety?

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on September 13, 2015 Inner Source
Coffee is a definite "no no" if you suffer anxiety, right? Well, the effect of coffee on anxiety may not be so clear cut.

Pill or Lifestyle?

It says so right on the bottle....

Are Healthy Living Blogs Really Healthy?

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on September 10, 2015 Eating Mindfully
Healthy living blogs abound online. But these healthy living blogs may not really be so healthy.

The Last Safe Prejudice

There are things we can do to encourage weight loss without stigmatizing people who are overweight

Last Meals on Death Row — What Do They Reveal About You?

The ‘Death Row’ study found ice cream and pie were the most popular desserts followed by cake. Chocolate was scattered across food types including in milk, malt, pudding, and ice cream as well as cake, brownies, fudge, and cookies. Chocolate has a reputation as a coping food for stressful situations.

The Ego Diet

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on September 07, 2015 Ambigamy
Appetite for praise is a lot like appetite for fatty foods. Both are hazardous to your health and both can be curbed with the right effort.

When Food Is Medicine

Doctors designed the dietary intervention of this study of older adults because they thought it wouldn't impact mental health compared to psychotherapy. They were in for a big mood-brightening surprise.

10 Health Tips from Harvard Institute of Lifestyle Medicine

By Susan Biali M.D. on September 01, 2015 Prescriptions for Life
Ten top health and lifestyle tips for better sleep, weight loss, exercise and more, from the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Weight Loss

The contradiction at the heart of most weight-loss "treatment."

What Is the Link Between Depression and Diabetes?

People tend to gain and lose weight all their lives, but do these extra pounds lead to poor health?

Are You Angry or Hangry?

By Temma Ehrenfeld on August 28, 2015 Open Gently
Don't have angry discussions on an empty stomach. And if your husband is angry at you, make sure he's fed.

All About Coconuts: The Perfect Food

Coconut is a premiere food for mental health and brain function.

Vegetarianism and Money: Surprising Results from a New Study

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on August 24, 2015 Animals and Us
What the results of a new survey of the diets of Americans reveal about the connection between vegetarianism and household income.