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Straight talk on emotional eating and weight control in kids and adults
Edward Abramson Ph.D.
Ever shuddered or groaned when someone mentioned exercising? Decreasing performance anxiety makes it a lot easier.
Laziness may not be why you hate to exercise. Childhood experiences could decrease your enjoyment of physical activity.
Exercise is good for your physical and mental health. Here are a few suggestions if you've given up or can't get started.
Losing weight is difficult. Hating the way you look makes it more difficult. Here are a few simple things you can do to improve your body image regardless of its imperfections.
Is your child being teased about their weight but too embarrassed to tell you? You can help your child cope with the stigma and rejection.
If your child is still growing, he or she might not need to lose weight but you can encourage healthy eating.
Restaurant and homemade meals have increased by an average of 200 calories. Without feeling deprived, you can reduce portion size at home and when eating out.
Are you concerned about your child's weight? Avoiding soda may help—and not for the reason you think.
New findings challenge some long-held beliefs about dieting.
Many people report that they've gained weight since starting on an antidepressant. A new review lists the antidepressants that are least likely to cause weight gain.
Have you been gaining weight since Thanksgiving? A recent study offers a simple trick to avoid holiday weight gain.
Do the bugs in your gut make you eat another slice of cake or more chocolate chip cookies or your partner's French fries after yours are all gone? A new study shows they might.
A simple trick might help you lose weight.
With dozens of diets all promising a solution to permanent weight loss, which is best for you? A new study offers practical advice.
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.
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.