Chronic stress causes brain changes that lead us to crave comfort foods and to actually strive to increase abdominal fat stores – it’s our unconscious mind working against our best intentions! ...
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A brief introduction to a 12 steps program for compulsive overeaters
NIDA researchers explain food addiction by showing how overeating can lead to changes in the dopamine pathways of the brain, and showing how these changes alter our ability to regulate impulses to eat
An overview of some of the evidence supporting the still controversial concept of food addiction – evidence from behavioral studies as well as from animal model and neurological research.
Worried about the compulsive nature of your relationship to food? Take this very quick quiz and see if you might meet the diagnosis for food addiction.
Are you overweight? You surely know that by eating less and exercising more you’d probably lose weight – but are you aware of the more subtle causes of weight gain – like your sleeping habits, the medications you use and your sex and age? Read on to find out what’s making you fat and get a better sense of what’s needed to lose those extra pounds.
Is your son or daughter overweight or obese? If so, then you’ve got to be on the lookout for weight-based victimization and do your best to counteract the stigma of obesity with proactive measures in the home and within the family. Here are 7 ways to get started.
Although far from perfect, the Body Mass Index (BMI) score is used to determine what obesity category you fall into. Learn how to calculate your own BMI score here to find where you fit in.
Obesity had nearly tripled in the last few decades and if you’re an adult in America today that’s not overweight or obese…you are in a real minority. Read on to see more obesity statistics and to learn more about the consequences and incidence rates of one of America’s greatest health challenges.