P.S. I’m an Emotional Eater

  Ever wanted to see inside the mind of an emotional eater? Follow EE (Emotional Eater) as she writes in her private journal about the eating habits that have led her deep into negativity, bad self-image, and poor weight control. See how she overcomes emotional eating, and manages to not only lose weight, but also improve her whole quality of...

Coping with Emotional Eating

  Hunger doesn’t always come from the stomach; the mind can be an equally powerful trigger when it comes to the urge to eat. Many of us “get hungry” when we feel a need to numb certain emotions or to ease feelings of discomfort, but this sort of hunger has nothing to do with providing our bodies with energy or...

Weight-Loss Plateaus: 7 ways to break through

  When you first start to lose weight, you're on a roll - nothing can stop you. Week after week, kilo after kilo drops off, and the more you lose, the more motivated you are. You're in weight-loss heaven! "Whoever said this was hard?" you say to yourself, "It's as easy as [eating] pie!" But then one day when you...

Weighing in on the Scale

  It's no secret that many of us allow our moods to be determined by a number on a scales. If it's the right number - elation. If it's the wrong number - deflation. But how much stock should you really put in this number? In fact, it's not as reliable as you might think. CalorieKing weight-loss therapist Pat Fiducia...

How Can You Keep the Kilos Off for Good

  You lose some weight – you celebrate. The weight creeps back on – you feel like a failure. You lose some weight again – you feel good. On-off-on-off – you’re sick of this. How can you keep weight off for good? Ask those in the know. Who are they? People who have succeeded at long-term weight control – there’s...

Self-Esteem: Your Weight-Loss Maker or Breaker

  Self-esteem affects all areas of your life.  What you do, how you do it, how you treat yourself and others and how much you enjoy life are all affected by your level of self-esteem. If you have low esteem you’re unlikely to be as motivated to take care of yourself physically, or achieve your goals, as someone with higher...

How to Avoid Portion Distortion

  Portion control is a hot topic in health right now. So much so that food companies are repackaging entire product lines to cater to consumer demands for healthier options – even McDonald's in the U.S. has done away with supersized meals. And it’s not just a food industry or weight-control trend – scientists are also eyeing up what’s on...

Drive to Survive (Your Diet) – Healthy eating on the road

  How do you feel after a long car trip? Tired? Irritated? Car sick? Next time you’re on the road, take stock of what you eat. Although it often seems the logical option, fast-food is likely to make the ill-effects of lengthy car travel worse than they need to be. Eating healthily on the road can take some preparation -...

Successfully Single: Meals for one

  If you live by yourself you might feel that preparing healthy, nutritious meals for yourself is a bit too much of a challenge. It's easy to get caught up in thinking that it's just too much effort to go to for one person and besides, it's hardly fair that you have to do the dishes as well as cook....

Healthy Eating on a Shoestring

    Do you regularly pop into the supermarket for a carton of milk ...and leave with three bags of groceries? Or does your morning latte and muffin cost you over $1500 a year (yes, it's really that much!). Not only are these habits bad news for your wallet - they're probably affecting your waistline as well. While some people...