overeating

Portion Control: 10 Tips to Keep from Overeating

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 … Read More

11 Proven Stress Relief Strategies

Stress happens—whether we like it or not. While some strain is essential to our survival (it promotes the release of hormones needed to fight or run from our stressors), too much can cause a slew of nasty illnesses. Being under chronic stress boosts our risk of physical and psychological conditions, … Read More

True Cushing’s Disease Is Rare, But Damaging

Cushing’s disease is caused by excess cortisol in the blood. It’s rare: According to the National Institutes of Health, only 40 to 70 people out of 1 million have Cushing’s disease. Most are women between the ages of 30 and 50, but men and even children also get Cushing’s disease. … Read More

The First Step to Healthier Eating

Why do we overeat, even though we're aware of the importance of healthier eating? In our modern food environment, we are surrounded by an overabundance of highly processed and/or hyper-palatable foods, both of which encourage us to overeat. With highly processed foods that are stripped of fiber, we need to … Read More

Keeping Hunger at Bay

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 … Read More

Live Longer Eating the Blue Zones Way

If you’re striving to reach 100 years of age while still in good health, you may want to take a lesson from the inhabitants of Blue Zones—five regions around the world with a high density of centenarians who enjoy low rates of chronic diseases. Blue Zones were identified by National … Read More

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