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Is Emotional Eating Ever a Good Thing?

Is Emotional Eating Ever a Good Thing?

Food is more than just fuel for our body — it has an emotional connection. That’s why we have terms like “comfort food.” When we’re feeling down or need a pick-me-up, indulging in our favorite foods gives us the boost we need. However, diet...

Why Dieting Doesn’t Work

In the U.S., 80% of girls have been on a diet before they turn 10. (source) Take a few minutes and watch this TED Talk by neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt. According to Aamodt: Several long-term studies have shown that girls who diet in their early teen years are three...

Eating Disorders: Not Just a Teenage Problem

Research is revealing that more and more women are falling prey to eating disorders later in life. These may be relapses of eating disorders from years gone by, or they may be unique to midlife issues. Nevertheless, this ‘significant minority’ is growing, and the...

What Happens When a Mom Calls Herself Fat

Before you do anything else, take a minute and read this letter from a daughter to her mom about what happens to a girl when Mom calls herself fat and ugly. Heartbreaking, right? Perhaps you can relate. It’s not unusual for a little girl to think her mom is the most...