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Small change, big payoff
Kristen A. Carter M.S.
Our environment is loaded with temptation. How can we prevail?
Comparing ourselves to others is a natural tendency that can lead to discouragement.
Time-restricted eating may be healthier and more effective for weight loss than engaging in the complexities of calorie restriction.
Can we trust ourselves to make good health decisions? Research shows that our brains often keep us stuck in old assumptions and beliefs.
There is a deep disconnect between how we think of exercise and eating well and what is actually motivates us to incorporate them into our lives.
How can we get people to stop dreading or avoiding exercise?
Unfortunately, when weight loss and more exercise are the goals, current models frame the process as adherence to a set of rules.
Often a visit to our family doctor puts us in anticipation of getting advice about improving our health. Whether that advice is taken depends on many factors.
Individuals hoping to lose weight often ask themselves if they have enough motivation and willpower. But it’s a change of focus that matters.
When we attempt to lose weight and exercise more, often we hit a logjam. See what research says is getting in the way.
What is the secret to losing weight and keeping it off? It’s not following a diet—it's developing autonomy over the process.
We often “sugar-coat” exactly what and how much we eat. Are we lying or in denial? Understanding what is going on can help us switch to healthier eating habits.
Where do our pesky food cravings come from, and how can we get rid of them?
How often does trying something new sabotage our healthy-eating efforts? More often than we think, research suggests.
The idea of trying to lose weight can make many people cringe. Getting a doctor’s advice doesn't always help. Here’s what could change that.
One of the most common issues related to weight regain after a diet is the inability to handle emotional eating. Here’s what the research says can help.
Why do people continue to use the same strategy to lose weight time and again, even though it repeatedly fails?
Is food the savior, leading to longer life, or is it the enemy, doing its best to seduce us into ill health?
How often have you heard or said that it would be so much easier to take a pill to maintain health instead of adopting a healthier lifestyle?
Many studies have shown that getting more exercise is good for our brain. But can working on elevating our mood also help us to exercise more?
We celebrate creativity, genius, and success but often don’t see that underneath we can have another tendency.
When it comes to losing weight, it's easier said than done. Setting the right goals can help.
Many people are constantly trying to lose weight but failing. What's missing from diet plans and programs?
Making small changes to establish new, healthier habits seems like a simple, effective strategy. If so, why hasn't it been embraced by more people?
Kristen Carter, M.S., is an exercise physiologist and the author of Lose Weight? Exercise More? I Don't Think So!