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 CDC, over 70 percent of adults over 20 are either overweight or obese. Percentage of body fat typically increases dramatically with age. By age 75, it can be double what it was during young adulthood. Extra weight can increase the risk for diseases like type 2 diabetes,
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
From restaurants to packaged foods to home cooking, portion sizes have ballooned in past decades. Many health experts link the rise in obesity rates with our tendency towards portion distortion—a mismatch between our portion sizes and energy needs. Research by the University of Cambridge found that less availability of super-sized
A diet that supports heart and brain health is more than just eating an extra piece of fruit and occasionally eating salmon instead of steak. Rather than thinking solely in terms of individual foods or getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals, it’s important to focus on a healthy overall
Most of us are aware of the discomfort we feel when we’re hungry. That gnawing sensation in your belly—otherwise known as hunger pangs—sets in when your stomach is empty, telling you it’s time to fuel up. Ignoring hunger pangs can lead to weakness, headache, loss of concentration, irritability, and just
Dieting is the worst. Have you ever met someone who raved, “I’m on a diet; it’s totally awesome. I just love it!” Neither have we. What if we told you that you could lose weight, improve your nutrition, and increase your energy level—all without dieting? Meet “intuitive eating.” This non-diet
Try a simple and effective mindful eating exercise to kick-start more intentional, mindful eating habits that will help you lose weight.
A 12-month clinical trial that randomized more than 600 men and women to either a low-fat diet or a low-carb diet found that both diets resulted in nearly identical weight loss, ranging from 5.3 kilograms (kg, 11.11 pounds) for the low-fat group to six kg (13.4 pounds) for the low-carb