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.
We can see the external cues in our environment prompting us to eat more than we need. What's less obvious is the non-natural chemicals in the environment that may make it easier to gain weight and harder to lose it.
Parents of overweight kids may be concerned about the foods their children eat but often they are less concerned about the amount the child eats. Here are two simple, painless changes that will decrease unnecessary eating without depriving the child.
It's hard being an overweight child or teen. There are the obvious health risks, but for most overweight children the actual consequences won't come until later in life. Although the medical consequences of childhood obesity may not emerge until adulthood, the psychological effects are immediately present.