The perils of mindless eating can be many: too much food, eaten too rapidly, followed by a sense that you’ve gleaned no enjoyment from what you’ve eaten. Sound familiar? That’s why mindful eating is increasingly trumpeted as a means to achieving a healthier relationship with the food we eat. But
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If you have special health conditions, like food sensitivities, cardiovascular disease, or diabetes, does standard dietary advice apply to you? Yes and no. It’s true that most of the information in this report, as well as in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, is general and geared toward people with no
According to the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep in America 2018 poll, a majority of adults acknowledge the connection between sleep and personal effectiveness (65%). Surprisingly, only 10% prioritize sleep over other aspects of daily living (hobbies/interests, work, exercise). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) declared insufficient sleep as an under-recognized
Typically, holidays are the most challenging times of the year to keep from stuffing ourselves: Think turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, sticky buns—all the trimmings that make Thanksgiving special. Portion control often goes out the window.
Some experts suggest using a smaller-sized portion-control plate or keeping your meat portion on
Do you often multitask at meals? Are you distracted when you eat? Learn how these habits may contribute to overeating, and how a mindful eating exercise can help you to develop healthier habits.
Special health conditions, including food sensitivities, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, can impact dietary advice. While most of the information in this report is general and geared toward people with no underlying health conditions, this chapter highlights science-based approaches for adapting basic dietary advice to manage common chronic health conditions. If
Whole natural foods, such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, trump processed so-called “energy” food and drinks any day of the week. Frequently, the latter are full of sugar and calories, causing energy highs and lows that fluctuate throughout the day, rather than maintaining a steady, unvarying energy stream.
When you have a chronic health condition or are at increased risk of a chronic disease, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or celiac disease, it’s natural to focus on foods you should limit or avoid. However, you’ll likely find eating more enjoyable if you shift your attention to substituting
Whether you’re trying to lose weight or simply focus on a heart-healthy eating regimen, a growling stomach can interfere with your eating goals. Hunger is a normal body reaction and survival mechanism. But in today’s environment of ample food availability, hunger can lead us to over-consume foods, especially those that
People who eat out consume an average of 200 more calories a day than when they cook and eat at home. Restaurant dining also serves up more unhealthful saturated fat, sugar, and salt. The findings indicate a disparity between the way people eat at home and away from home, according