How to Deal with Emotional Eating

Tuesday, August 25, 2009
There are two kinds of eating. The first is healthy eating and the other kind of eating is emotional eating. Eating healthy is eating when you're hungry, and emotional eating is eating to make sad, angry, or nervous go away.

When life gets tough or you feel lonely, sad, or empty inside, food can easily become your best friend. Actually eating due to emotional changes can lead to obesity and poor eating habits.

To deal with emotional eating, you should figure out what triggers this behavior in you. If stress is an obvious trigger for you, be sure to find a group that help you cope with both your eating behavior and the emotional stresses in your life. Remember that feeling your feelings is the only way to stop emotional eating and achieve real happiness. Here are several steps to end emotional eating.

- Talk Yourself Out of It
- Chew Your Food
- Get Enough Sleep
- Drink Water
- Drink Green Tea
- Manage Your Stress

Eat more fruits and vegetables

Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Whether you want to lose weight to wear a new dress or if you just want to shed a few ponds, eat more fruits and vegetables can help you achieve all of your purposes. The new dietary guidelines recommend that you eat five or more servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day.

Numerous studies have associated a greater consumption of fruits and vegetables with a lower prevalence of overweight and obesity. The nutrients in fruits and vegetables, such as dietary fiber and antioxidants, are also associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

Although some people may try to receive the full nutritional value of vegetables and fruits by taking dietary supplements, research indicates that it's best to actually consume these gifts from the garden rather than bypass their innate goodness by simply swallowing pills. You can go to the grocery store any time and select a dozen different types of fruit.

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Tips for a Healthy Breakfast

Thursday, August 6, 2009
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Many studies show the body functions best when we break our overnight fast with a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast is associated with being more productive and efficient in the morning hours. You may think that skipping breakfast will save you calories in the long run. Actually, people who skip breakfast end up consuming more calories than they should the rest of the day. So eating breakfast can help prevent overeating later the day.

A healthy breakfast and a glass of juice are a good start to the day. Breakfast foods that have some protein, a little fat, and naturally present sugars and unrefined starches are good option because give the longest lasting energy. Cereals, whole-grain pancakes and waffles, and yogurt with fresh fruit are good examples of a healthy breakfast. Try not to mix too many different foods together so you can get better digestion and assimilation, and less gas in your system.

A healthy weight

Saturday, August 1, 2009
Regular physical activity and maintaining healthy weight are important components of healthy lifestyle. For each of us, there is a healthy weight range, appropriate to our height and body frame. Males and females also have different healthy weight ranges because their body makeup is not the same. Staying at a healthy weight range is important because obesity, or weighing 20 percent more than your recommended weight, decrease your immune strength considerably.

The formula most frequently used in determine healthy weight is body mass index (BMI) which is weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters. BMI is a better indicator of a healthy weight than just weight alone, because, for instance, a person who weighs 150 pounds and is 62 inches tall is overweight, but a person who weighs 150 pounds and is 70 inches tall is thin.

For many overweight persons, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is a lifelong challenge's, and emphasized the need for more research into the biological and social influence on weight and weight control. The best for you to keep your weight healthy is to eat a balanced diet and take lots and lots of exercise. As you change your eating habits and exercise more, the weight will naturally come off. Drinking plenty of water will actually help you lose or maintain a healthy weight, too.