Essential Reads

An Easy Tip for Overeaters

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on August 22, 2016 in Cravings
Are you trying to eat less or at least eat better? It's all in your timing.

The "Electrochemical Persuasion" of Neuromodulation

Deliberate stimulation of the brain to manipulate behavior reads like something out of George Orwell’s "1984," but treatment of eating disorders & obesity is no longer "brainless"

A Nation Advances on Its Stomach

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on July 27, 2016 in The Human Beast
Napoleon said that an army marches on its stomach. Now, economists conclude that how well fed a nation is drives the economy.

The Incredible Healing Modality You've Never Heard Of

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Feeling It
Foot zoning looks a lot like acupressure but is not at all the same. Foot zoning, practitioners claim, brings a person back into balance.

More Posts on Diet

Will Sugar Take Away the New Baby Blues?

I love this baby so much! But why do I need to eat and sleep all the time?

Dissection of a Food Binge

By Frances Kuffel on August 23, 2016 in What Fat Women Want
I wanted more than practicing normal. I wanted more than I had at hand. I wanted OUT – out of my apartment, out of my anger and resentment and loneliness.

What's the 4-Letter Word Your Diet Might Be Missing?

By Gregg McBride on August 20, 2016 in The Weight-ing Game
Wanting a quick fix (which can include fads, pills or even surgery), some dieters often ignore the actual "work" it takes to successfully lose excess weight once and for all.
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Feed Your Body, Feed Your Brain

By Susan Noonan MD on August 20, 2016 in View From the Mist
Maybe “you are what you eat” is not just an old wives tale?

The Danger of Talking to Children About Weight

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on August 16, 2016 in Eating Mindfully
How our misguided quest for health and wellness in our children may be causing harm, and what to do about it.

Help! I Am Gaining Weight Watching the Food Network?

Who among us does not look at these cooking shows and daydream about some of the recipes shown?

Go Wild and Grow Happy, Part 2

What went right in the hunter-gatherer life? We don't have to suffer from depression and anxiety. Here are some simple ways to live a more natural life and re-invite "being here."
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How to Prevent Cravings?

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on August 08, 2016 in Science of Choice
A key lesson of behavioral economics is the power of the context that shapes behavior and overrides individuals’ intentions.

How Many Fruits and Vegetables to Eat to Boost Your Mood?

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on August 08, 2016 in Urban Survival
New study shows that eight portions of fruit and vegetables boosts your mood as much as getting a job.

Learning to Love My Body—All of It

Take active measures to heal your body dissatisfaction and I promise that over time, it will get easier.

You’re Not Crazy for Going Gluten-Free

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on August 03, 2016 in Cravings
If you've faced skepticism for having a problem eating wheat and other gluten-containing foods, that's about to change.

Getting Back to the Source

Be a Chef, not a consumer! Learn to source your food.

Hunger: It's All in Your Head

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on August 01, 2016 in Cravings
Your brain and body work together to tell you when to eat and when to stop.

How to Stop Dieting: 3 Keys to Sane, Sustainable Weight Loss

Most diets don't work because they're impossible to stick with for the long term. Try following these principles for successful sustainable weight loss.

Two (Often Overlooked) Ways to Improve Your Quality of Life

Do you want to improve your quality of life, but don't know where to begin? If so, I have good news. A study published today offers two practical ways to improve quality of life.

The Surest (and Trickiest) Way to Make Yourself Healthier

By Joel Minden, PhD on July 26, 2016 in CBT and Me
Do you find it difficult to eat right or exercise? Instead of searching for willpower, address the barriers to success.

"A Person of Substance"

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 24, 2016 in How To Do Life
An obese person's interior and exterior life.

One Eating Habit You Can Easily Change Right Now

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on July 22, 2016 in Comfort Cravings
Find out one easy thing you can do today to change your eating habits. This new study in the journal Appetite, makes you think twice about how you serve food.

My Friend Is a Picky Eater

Notice a recent change in a loved one's eating habits? Here's when you should become concerned.

Peanut Butter's Revenge

By Gregg McBride on July 20, 2016 in The Weight-ing Game
Hell hath no fury like a "trigger food" does for someone with a dieter's mentality. Especially when that someone is trying to eat, live and think healthy.

Summer Renewal for the Mind, Body and Spirit

Increased exposure to sun damage and pollution can threaten well-being.

The Logic of How to Quit Smoking

Having trouble quitting smoking or sticking to a healthy diet? I explain why common strategies so often fail, and offer practical, effective tips for living a healthy life.

See Food

Can we supplement our way to good health?
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Did Neandertals Like the Taste of other Neandertals?

Did Neandertals have a tradition of eating other Neandertals?

The Social Network of Food

By Nicole Avena Ph.D. on July 17, 2016 in Food Junkie
Negotiating for support can be especially important when you are trying to make some dietary/lifestyle changes.

Why Jared Watson Is a ‘Feel Good’ Addict

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on July 14, 2016 in Brick by Brick
Jared Watson, lead vocalist for the band Dirty Heads, told me, “I was the guy. If you wanted to party, it wasn’t just going to be one night..."

The Loneliness of the Solitary Dieter

We have all heard it; the teasing, the envy masquerading as condescension, the resentment that you are losing weight and making positive changes. How do you respond?

The Life-Changing Magic of Exercise: Inspired by Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo, Japanese organization guru, has magical methods for sparking joy and getting rid of clutter. What if we applied them to exercise? This will really be life-changing.

The Best Health Advice

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on July 08, 2016 in Cravings
When it comes to good advice, sometimes you need a friend and sometimes you need a professional.