Let’s look at the power of choice and how we talk about “cheat days.” The words we use have power over our journey. Discover how to act consciously.
Eating well is not just about self control, it also involves creating an environment that supports good habits and lets you LOVE your food.
We’ve been hard at work on our new resources for you, including our upcoming cookbook, Always Delicious! We’ll be back soon with more blogs very soon!
Megan not only experienced a total reduction in sugar cravings, but also discovered joyful movement and revamped her relationship with exercise!
A regular meal Schedule makes the most difference in your health with the least amount of effort. “When you eat” can affect you as much as “what you eat”.
Does tasty food make us overeat? Or, is it that we’re depriving ourselves from eating tasty food that causes us to crave more?
AH is a program that encourages you to find what works for YOUR body and your life. These simple steps to success will guide you on your way to success!
Do Genes Make Us Fat?
Some people can eat whatever they want, whenever they want, and never gain an ounce. Others seem to put on weight just walking past a bakery. If you’re in the second category, life may feel a bit unfair.
Of course, many physical characteristics differ widely according to the genes we’ve inherited from our parents, including weight. Recent research indicates that dozens of genes affect body weight to some degree, most by only a tiny amount. Together, however, they significantly influence how likely you are to gain weight.
Does Tasty Food Make Us Overeat?
Today, it’s easier than ever before to get tasty food almost instantly. From drive-through restaurants to frozen dinners, we can satisfy virtually any craving without having to turn on the oven or go near the kitchen. Is all this tasty food to blame for our expanding waistlines?
Some notable public health experts and science writers have eloquently described how the food industry manipulates three basic flavors — sweet, fat, and salt — to make modern processed food virtually irresistible. These exceedingly tasty products, as the argument goes, overstimulate the pleasure circuits in the brain, leading to compulsive eating behaviors. Remember the Lays potato chip slogan, “Bet you can’t eat just one”?
Hippocrates, known as the father of Western medicine, said, “Obese people…should perform hard work…eat only once a day, take no baths, sleep on a hard bed and walk naked as long as possible.” The Seven Deadly Sins equate gluttony with anger, avarice, envy, lust, pride, and sloth.
For more than two thousand years, Western society has considered obesity a weakness of character, or at least evidence of poor self-control. Probably for that reason, people are subjected to abuse, discrimination, and stigma because of their weight, even though such prejudice directed at virtually any other physical characteristic or medical condition would be socially unacceptable today.