Two separate studies show that food affects mood in ways we rarely acknowledge. Is it time to change the way we think about food?
The marshmallow test is a widely-circulated, super-simple study. Put a marshmallow in front of a child. Tell them that, if they can last fifteen minutes in the room with the…
I’ve written about ‘deprivation’ before, because it felt like something I had to acknowledge as a weight loss blogger. People struggle with ‘giving up’ things they ‘love’ because they “don’t…
Q: Erika, is there a particular diet that I should be eating? Which one is best for me and what I’m trying to do?
Sugar hides everywhere. It triggers your cravings. It slowly eats away at your soul. Here are a few places to find it, destroy it, and win the war against the ever-pervasive enemy.
What did I learn? That depression might be more familiar than I thought to me… it might be more familiar than you think to YOU, too.
Talk yourself out of making bad decisions, because sometimes it helps to hear the rationale behind making better choices than to simply hear the word “no.”
I’m calling this the “Trump 20.” As in, The Freshman 15? This is the 20lbs you gain from eating your “I’m watching the news and OH MY GOD THIS IS THE NEW AMERICAN KLEPTOCRACY” feelings. The Trump 20. I’m callin’ it now.
Do you struggle with willpower during the Halloween candy dash? Can’t keep your hands out of your kids’ trick-or-treat candy? Here’s a few tips to help you avoid the candy stress!
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 🙁
An essay published in the NYT says no, and I agree…but for very different reasons. The deal on diets, weight loss, and ‘set points.’
We all need a little sen…si…ti…vi…ty.
How to avoid gaining 5, 10, or even 15 pounds during the holiday season.
Gotta remember to take that me time: here’s what it does for me, and why it’s so necessary.
Ending Emotional Eating and the Transformative Art of Self-Care: The Restorative Properties of Healing
What does it mean to heal? What can it do for you? What does healing mean for the emotional eater?
What does freedom from emotional eating look like? Do we have our sights set on the right goal?
My last entry in this series was rough, I know. It was a lot to digest, but I hope the point was clear: none of us are perfect. And in…
While you’re cutting added sugars, you might experience a few added benefits along the way that you weren’t expecting. And what would those be, Erika?
“If anyone has the history to be considered damaged beyond repair, it would be me.”
I’m going to make a completely convincing argument as to why you need to give up the sugar. Like, go clean out your cabinets. Now.