Q: I come home late from work, around 12 in the morning and I always crave rice! I will eat bowls of plain rice with soy sauce or whatever I can find in the kitchen! I'm pretty sure this is the cause for my weight gain. I've tried preparing meals ahead of time but I will still reach for the rice AFTER i eat the planned meal. Help :(
Click each link, read each article - hell, print them out and whip out a highlighter (I'm notorious for that) - and soak up the knowledge!
Five things that I think we should remember when it comes to making ourselves better kitchen dynamos.
"I am so depressed and I have no motivation. I want to be sexy for my husband, well for ME, but I must LOVE food and sugar more then I love myself."
Q: Erika, love the blog. I see lots of posts about clean eating but what exactly is it?
We all need a little sen...si...ti...vi...ty.
Science discovers food addiction.. in other news, water is wet.
Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, in a land not very far from your home... lived mankind. No fast cars, no shiny structures, no skyscrapers, nothing. Just man.. rock... and animals. See, this worked for man because his only task was to hunt wildlife, and gather his kill for his family. [...]
Yesterday, I was able to catch a glimpse of an episode of Oprah's show, where she featured (read: sold) a book by the name of "Women, Food and God." I mean, take a look at the commercial above - talk about heavy-handed. I don't usually get to watch too much daytime TV because my TV [...]
Gotta remember to take that me time: here's what it does for me, and why it's so necessary.
What does freedom from emotional eating look like? Do we have our sights set on the right goal?
Q: Have you seen this? A new eating disorder, orthorexia, is a fixation on eating "too healthy".
What we never talk about - much to my dismay - is an eating disorder that is not only far more prevalent in mainstream society, but in the Black community specifically...
A very long story about how clean eating gave me my life back.
A crash course in identifying and defeating emotional eating.
What do you do when you've had an emotional eating episode? Do you shame yourself and slide back down the spiral? Or do you climb out, stronger than ever?
In the comments section of yesterday's post, I got this: So my friends take me out for sushi to celebrate (’cause we do go out to eat!). I’m enjoying an eel roll and seaweed salad when the friend of a good friend begins to go off about taking the fat girl out to eat, and [...]
Big girls don't cry? Yeah, right. They cry, sob, snot up their t-shirts and bedsheets, and then they get up and get on with life.
What auto-pilot does to the emotional eater, and why it's important to remember that the fight against returning to old habits is never-ending.