Why We Eat Junk Food When We Are Stressed

Why We Eat Junk Food When We Are Stressed

We all know that there’s a relationship between food and emotions. When we’re sad, depressed or stressed we eat junk foods and sweets – and feel so much better a little later. ┬áNow there’s nothing wrong with eating a teeny tiny scoop of Cookies and Cream, but when we’re stressed or emotional, we tend to lose track of the amount of food we eat. This is where the problem comes in. Stress leads to overeating and overeating results in weight problems. It should also be noted that this is junk food w…

Is Fasting Dangerous?

Is Fasting Dangerous?

While some religions encourage fasting or abstinence a few times a year, experts think that living eating and drinking absolutely nothing twice a week might be dangerous. Experts say that if you plan going for a whole day – a couple of times a week – without food or drink can be dangerous because it can cause dehydration and dangerously low blood sugar levels which can make you pass out. However, experts say that if you are healthy, and if you still drink water, 100 percent fruit juices, and/or …

7 Rules For Eating

7 Rules For Eating

We humans have a way of over-complicating things. Even something as basic and simple as eating gets overly complicated. WebMD was won’t to say that “We Americans suffer a national eating disorder: our unhealthy obsession with healthy eating.”In an effort to “bring new ideas to the national debate on food issues,” the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invited food author and US Food Policies critic, Michael Pollan to give a talk for CDC researchers and to “meet with leaders of the f…

How to Become a Vegetarian

How to Become a Vegetarian

There are many reasons why people choose to be vegetarians. Some choose to become vegetarians because of health issues, family preferences, beliefs (religious, etc.), concern for the environment or over animal rights. Vegetarian and semi-vegetarian dietsThere are different forms of vegetarianism. A true-blue vegetarian does not eat meat, not even chicken or fish. A lacto-ovo vegetarian eats dairy products and eggs, but does not eat meat, fish and poultry. A lacto vegetarian, eats dairy products,…

Quit the Clean Plate Club

Quit the Clean Plate Club

Were you told by your parents to eat everything on your plate? And to make you feel guiltier about it, they would even say, “Think of the farmers who have worked hard in raising and harvesting those foods for you.”Although your parents may have the best of intentions, eating everything on your plate is never a helpful lesson as it could hurt your weight-loss efforts. Because you only stop eating when the plate is empty, your brain never decides when you are actually full.If you feel conflicted a…

Breakfast Planner for Teens

Breakfast Planner for Teens

There is a daily recommended habit for teens when it comes to eating. This comes most especially in terms of breakfast. Surely, it is a no-brainer as to the healthy effects of breakfast on a person on a daily basis. Breakfast actually helps you control consumption of calories within the day. It even helps you become even more active and do better in school. The most important thing to remember about breakfast is that you only have to avoid sugary or very sweet foods and eat whatever is out there…

Evaluate Your Eating Habits

Evaluate Your Eating Habits

People aren’t fond of exercise programs simply because it takes too much time. And when they look at themselves in front of the mirror and see more fat than muscle, it begins to discourage them all the more. The typical advice that most fit people will give these unfortunate souls is to eat healthy and to exercise. Though these two suggestions are sure fire ways to take out the fat that is already stored in your midsection, here are some proactive ways to lose weight. Lessen and monitor your cal…

Eating Healthy Snacks

Eating Healthy Snacks

Dieting is not about restricting yourself, but rather choosing healthiest alternatives. Instead of snacking on foods that would eventually land on your waist, you can fight those cravings with delicious yet low calorie alternatives. Below are well known snacks and the healthier second choice which is just as good.Bagels- Bagels have gotten bigger over the years and so has the calorie content. One bagel is equivalent to four to six slices of bread. Switch to a mini bagel and avoid 180 calories ev…