Food is the sustenance of life. Your body requires nutrients to thrive, and we get those nutrients through our diets. However, your body only requires so much food before it is satisfied. When you eat too much, most excess nutrients are discarded as waste while some are put into storage, waiting for the chance to […]
In recent years portion sizes have exploded. We drink about 20 percent more soda today than we did 15 years ago. Soda consumption is heavier among children and adults than it has ever been before, and most people aren’t just sipping on fizz without something to accompany it. Portions of French fries are significantly larger now than they once were, and burgers, pizzas and even chicken nuggets have kept in step with the rising sizes of portions.
Most people experience this form of “mindless” eating, where you become unaware of what and how much you’re eating. This type of eating can be quite detrimental to your weight loss efforts, but the good news is that you can learn to manage this type of behavior by practicing mindful eating.
Self-control refers to the level of restraint you hold over your own impulses, thoughts and behaviors. When it comes to losing weight, there are many who claim they have little to no self-control. This most often comes out in the form of unhealthy eating habits, like:
As the obesity epidemic continues to cause concern among weight loss doctors, scientists take a closer look at why some people are more likely to engage in behavior that leads to obesity. A recent study looked at overeating and eating foods that are loaded with fat and calories.
There is an old saying that confidence is something people are born with. This just isn’t true. Self-confidence is something that has to be nurtured and cared for. It stems out of underlying appreciation for yourself, and the acknowledgement that you deserve positive things to happen in your life. Unfortunately, confidence is something that many […]
There are a collection of poor eating habits commonly engaged in that will often lead to weight gain. These habits are generally mindless, meaning they are frequently done without much thought. Constant snacking, serving oversized portions and downing high-calorie beverages instead of water can add several hundred extra calories to your diet every day, and if you aren’t careful these goal-thwarting behaviors can seriously undermine your weight loss progress.
Family dynamics will have a large influence on your eating habits throughout the course of your life. The problem is that not everyone comes from a particularly healthy family. Moms and Dads have their own struggles with eating behaviors that they too often pass down to their kids—something you may be familiar with if you are a parent now, yourself.
As you go about your diet plan, making sure you are not eating foods that are highly contaminated is just as important as making sure you are eating the proper amount of calories, proteins, carbohydrates, and dietary fats. Many ‘healthy’ foods are anything but by the time they hit your grocer’s freezer, so by learning […]
During medical weight loss, walking is a great way to stay in shape and continue to work towards your weight loss goals. But following the same walking routine day after day can be boring. Sure, you can try different routes, but then what? Try mixing it up! There are different types of walking and various activities you can include to help keep your exercise routine fresh and fun.