Why We Underestimate What We Eat

Why We Underestimate What We Eat

Studies show again and again that we humans have a great tendency to underestimate what we have eaten during the day.  We even like to play down the probable calories we are eating in our foods, especially when it comes to snacking.  Is this just human nature, are we lying through our teeth to save…

Can You Walk Off Unwanted Weight?
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Can You Walk Off Unwanted Weight?

Just looking at the question here, your automatic response could be “of course!”  After all, exercise burns calories, and calorie burn helps a person lose weight.  But there are many other things going on with walking and weight loss.  For example: Perhaps some of you have decided to get going on regular walks but have…

Food Cravings: How can we stop them?

Food Cravings: How can we stop them?

Food Cravings.  We all get them.  It’s one of those near-universal (at least in the US) entities that can lead to frustration, over-consumption, and even hopelessness.  Cravings can lead to such questions as: Why do these happen?What can I do to stop them?Am I a bad person because I can’t seem to get control of…

Who Maintains their Weight Loss?

Who Maintains their Weight Loss?

All too often when people lose weight, it creeps back on.  Then the process may start all over again.  This can lead to endless frustration, fluctuating weight patterns, and even poor self-esteem (aka, feeling like a failure).  Sometimes, people succeed at getting off the roller coaster.  Who are these people and how do they do…

Sleep: Even Bacteria Do It
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Sleep: Even Bacteria Do It

Usually when we read about how to get better sleep, or the importance of sleep, we get the same advice.  If you want better sleep, go to bed and rise at roughly the same time every night/day, reserve the bed only for sleep or sex, stay away from screens at least two hours before bed,…