In some respects, despite problems with obesity and diabetes, we live in a "health nut" culture. We drink green juices, eat organic produce and go to trendy bikram yoga and spinning classes after work.Read Full Story
You're getting sleeeeepy, very sleepy! And also maybe thin? Gastric bypass hypnosis is the latest weight loss trick to hit the market. While hypnosis as a weight loss tool has been around for decades, it seems hard to believe that you can really talk yourself into believing you've had major surgery. And yet, Julie Evans says she used the controversial technique to shed an amazing 140 pounds.Read Full Story
Hedonic hunger — a fancy term that describes those crazy-intense cravings for junk food — is the downfall of many a dieter. Most of us know what we should be eating and what foods make us feel happiest and healthiest. And yet, even the woman who has so much willpower that it might be a superpower has succumbed on occasion to the siren call of ice cream (or cake or candy or chips — pick your poison). Getting our bodies in line with our minds has been a question for the ages, and not just about food.Read Full Story
Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder in the U.S. — affecting 5-10 percent of the population — there are a lot of people suffering with this problem. But, new research sheds some light on one reason women feel compelled to binge and how we can put a stop to the vicious cycle. Like many things female, it all comes back to our hormones. (Thanks a lot, Mother Nature!)Read Full Story
When is a cupcake not a cupcake? When you're handing it out for free in front of a gym. As Scott Rogowsky of the Running Late show found out, free desserts at the gym makes some people downright enraged.Read Full Story
We all have perceptions about what’s beautiful, often defined in large part by our culture's ideals. In America, it's all about having a thin frame, just the right amount of curves, sun-kissed skin and long hair. In South Korea, it's all about being petite, delicate and very feminine.Read Full Story
The Twitterverse exploded with nasty comments when Gap tweeted a photo of a model wearing a plaid shirt dress. "Doesn't the Gap feed it's (sic) models? Seriously she looks ill. Please use healthy looking women in your ads next time," and "Seriously, @Gap? In what world do people look like this? Perhaps you could select models who represent regular gals & not a skeletor ghost." Ouch.Read Full Story
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