Mindful eating has become very trendy. But do you really understand what it means? Eating mindfully includes listening to your body's wisdom about what and how much to eat. It means that you are aware on a moment-to-moment basis of how you are feeling and who is doing the eating.
Fat phobia and stigma of individuals in bigger bodies has reached an all time high. This acceptable prejudice underlines the lack of understanding of why people struggle with their weight and how difficult it can be to lose weight and keep it off. Fat phobia worsens the problem of obesity by legalizing bullying, name-calling and other acts of prejudice against fat people
Weight gain after menopause is common. Hormonal changes may contribute to this issue but lifestyle is the primary factor. That's good news because you CAN modify your lifestyle and prevent postmenopausal weight problems.
If you've been considering going gluten-free, you're not alone. Millions of Americans are feeling the effects of gluten sensitivity and a smaller number actually have celiac disease.
Gluten is in many products we eat and our overexposure to gluten may explain this increase in gluten sensitivity.
Obesity has long being associated with specific health risks. Newer research may indicate that being overweight does not shorten lifespan and in fact overweight individuals may live longer than those who are thinner.
Vegetarians make up about 5 percent of the US population. Concerns about the environment, love of animals and health reasons top the list of why people become vegetarians. But women suffering from eating disorders are more likely to become vegetarians to control their weight.
Foods containing active cultures of healthy bacteria not only improve gut function but have been shown to help with autism, attention deficit disorder, obesity, stress-related anxiety and other conditions.
One of the biggest flaws in our nation’s approach to weight management has been our belief that education helps people make better choices. Unfortunately, human behavior sometimes defies logic, and this is particularly true when it comes to food selection.
A growing body of research suggests it is possible to be both overweight and healthy. While high blood pressure and cholesterol increase the risk of health problems, not all overweight and obese people suffer from these complications.