Surprising Effects Of Weight Loss

Surprising Effects Of Weight Loss

Some people may want to shed those excess pounds in order to stay healthy and fit. The motivation can be different for many people. For some it might not just be about staying healthy. It is also about how one will look in the eyes of other people. And people should also be aware that […]

Reasons People Cheat On Their Diet

Reasons People Cheat On Their Diet

People nowadays love the idea of staying fit and healthy. But the problem is that is can be quite a challenge. Dieting, for example, takes a lot of determination and discipline. Those who stay with it enjoy the results of a fit and healthy body. But no matter how disciplined you are at dieting, there […]

The Overweight Denial Issue

The Overweight Denial Issue

Many people have heard about the dangers behind certain weight related disorders such as anorexia. Such psychological disorders may stem from a common ideal of many women to become thin. It can go so far as to create an extreme perception of what “thin” can be. It becomes a case of a distorted self-perception that can easily get out of hand if not addressed at the right time.In the same way, the same perception may also occur in some overweight people. There can be some overweight individuals wh…

Are Your Instincts Making You Fat?

Are Your Instincts Making You Fat?

According to the book The Instinct Diet, the reason why we just got to have that extra helping of whatever food we enjoy is because of our instincts – and it renders our willpower well, powerless, and that that “what we eat is governed by five instincts developed by evolution and survival.”Regardless of the controversy surrounding her ideas, The Instinct Diet’s author, Susan Roberts, PhD, a professor of nutrition and psychiatry at Tufts University, has fairly persuasive results backing up her re…

Does Music Help You Handle Emotional Eating?

Does Music Help You Handle Emotional Eating?

Music helps us motivate in a lot of things. Some people study for exams while listening to music, others would put on their iPods while running the treadmill. However, can music help us handle our eating problems? Tons of research have proven how music influences our moods. It can distract you from unpleasant thoughts or emotions; help you remember the good ol’ times when you have a bad day; gets you inspired whenever you are bored. Music has its way of managing and expressing our feelings even …

The Mind-Control Diet

The Mind-Control Diet

Hot and cold New psychological research has identified the different parts of the brain involved in resisting temptation. The research’s lead author Professor Walter Mischel, the psychologist who developed the “marshmallow test”, has shown in that to resist temptation, we have to switch activity from what he calls the “hot” parts of the brain to the “cool” parts. “The mind brain has two systems: one is cool, slow and deliberate, and allows for self-control, goal-setting and willpower – the &lsqu…

Why You Should Throw Away Your Skinny Jeans

Why You Should Throw Away Your Skinny Jeans

It is something you see on any woman’s closet.  This piece of clothing has become our generation’s corset, only worn on a different body part.  The skinny jeans have unofficially become the standard of a healthy person, as these pair of jeans can transform your lower body into slender figures.  However, if you have been struggling to fit into those tight jeans, how much dieting you need to endure?  According to health experts, you do not have to.  In fact, they recommend throwing them away or se…

Harder for Women to Say No to Foods

Harder for Women to Say No to Foods

A recent brain brain research suggest that women unconsciously have difficulty saying no to their favorite foods than men.Dr. Gene-Jack Wang, author of this research and a senior scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory and professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, thinks that this might be due to the fact that women sometimes have to eat for two. The goal of this research is to find out why some people do not stop eating when they are full. The stomach is suppose…

Understanding Food Addiction

Understanding Food Addiction

For most of us, the term “food addiction” is something we’ve never heard of before. Using those two words together just doesn’t seem right. And just the notion that you can get addicted to food seems downright absurd.Recently however, medical scans have revealed that there are similarities in the brain chemistry of of drug addicts and chronic overeaters. Food addictionThe surprising similarities got the The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) involved and now they are looking further into th…

How To Avoid Binge Eating

How To Avoid Binge Eating

We cannot deny the fact that the foods we crave for aren’t the healthy treats that are good for us. Rather, our cravings are that of foods that are high in sugar and fats and carbohydrates-the perfect combination for weight gain. But do you know that you can actually minimize your cravings for the so-called forbidden foods provided that you control your cravings, which is initially formed in the brain and not in the tummy?Here are a few tips to make you feel less deprived even when you’re on a s…