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Demystifying Food Addictions

By Kristina Diener
November 7, 2013
File under: Diet, Healthy Eating, Weight Control

With nearly 300 pounds crushing her barely five-foot frame, Mary Jo, a 49-year old Bookkeeper from St. Louis understands her enemy is herself.

“I cannot blame my problems on fattening food. I have tried everything from diets and devices to surgery. I can’t simply eat something – I have to devour everything!”

According to recent statistics, weight directly impacts employment… for women, that is. Gallop Iceland interviewed 2000 Icelanders regarding diet, exercise, illness, stress, quality of life and work related issues and concluded that overweight women simply are not hired for employment.

This does not, however seem to apply to men. Oprah’s famous statement,  “My personality is not in my thighs,” apparently does not apply to female employment applicants!

It is estimated that seven million American women suffer from an eating disorder, with one in 200 American women with anorexia. Anorexia is considered the worst form of eating disorder, because of the high prevalence of death. …read more of Demystifying Food Addictions here

 
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Garbanzo Beans Shown to Aid in Weight Loss!

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor ecomii.com
February 17, 2013
File under: Recipes, Vegan, Weight Control

Garbanzo beans, AKA chickpeas or ceci beans are very low in fat and calories. A terrific source of fiber and protein, just two cups of this hearty legume would satisfy the daily requirement for protein.

Now,  research suggests that eating garbanzo beans can actually help to control your appetite![1] Scientists have found that the fiber benefits of garbanzo beans may go well beyond the benefits of fiber in other foods

In a recent study, participants in two groups were given 28 grams of fiber per day, however the source of the fiber for each group was very different. One group’s dietary fiber came primarily from garbanzo beans, while the second group obtained dietary fiber from entirely different sources.

The garbanzo bean group had better blood fat regulation, including lower levels of LDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol and triglycerides. …read more of Garbanzo Beans Shown to Aid in Weight Loss! here

 
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Resolve to Get Fit in Three Easy Steps

By Debbie Friend, MSc
December 14, 2012
File under: Fitness, Weight Control

As the year winds down and the festivities pick up, celebrating, feasting and socializing have replaced our usual routines.

Tempting our taste buds, challenging our willpower and seeming to appear everywhere we look, high-caloric tasty treats and libations beckon us to indulge.

This time of year,, schedules filled to the brim, short days and cold weather create the perfect storm for putting exercise on hold.

For now, you may just enjoy yourself and go with the flow, but before you know it, 2013 will be here. And with the New Year comes the opportunity to make a fresh start and create healthy new habits. …read more of Resolve to Get Fit in Three Easy Steps here

 
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7 Tips to Beat the Holiday Bloat

By Vincent Pedre M.D. ecomii.com
November 18, 2012
File under: Healthy Eating, Natural Remedies, Weight Control

The Holidays are upon us and once again food, drink and sweets will be plentiful.  The mere presence of these holiday treats in the office can challenge your willpower and lead to bloating, constipation, indigestion and heartburn.

Often this leads to the kitchen-sink mentality. You’ve already done it, so why not throw all vestiges of willpower out the window and continue to indulge, vanishing all hopes of that ‘bikini’ body with each tasty morsel.

Before you resign yourself to Holiday bloating, heartburn and a ten pound weight gain, try these simple tips to keep your taste buds pleased without feeling it in your waist.

1.  Eat first, not last.  When you’re going to holiday parties, never go hungry.  Don’t drink alcohol before you eat.  By eating small, healthy snacks like an apple, carrot sticks or hummus before the event, you will avoid being ravenous when you get there. …read more of 7 Tips to Beat the Holiday Bloat here

 
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Midnight Muncher – Is Night Eating Disorder Devouring You?

By Kristina Diener
April 6, 2012
File under: Health Concerns, Healthy Eating, Weight Control


Binge Benefits

Lorraine, a forty-five year old accountant in Los Angeles had hit the big ‘4-0’ like a lead brick and her metabolism had crashed. “Gone are the days when I was svelte and soignée.”

“I used to be able to eat a bag of Doritos and ranch dip at any hour. Then all of a sudden I began to eat late at night, sometimes midnight, or even one or two in the morning. I couldn’t seem to control myself.”

Midnight Snack Attack or Psychological Warfare?

Night Eating Syndrome (NES) is a rarely recognized and a generally misunderstood disorder. Once delegated to the realm of general eating disorders, this very real problem is now commanding the consideration it deserves. …read more of Midnight Muncher – Is Night Eating Disorder Devouring You? here

 
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