Do you sometimes crave a late-night snack, even after you’ve had a big dinner? Or worse, do you find yourself binging at night? If so, you’re not alone. Millions suffer from this problem that often leads to obesity, diabetes, and depression. How does this happen? It’s not a character flaw or an emotional issue, it’s not some psychological trauma that you have to overcome. Mostly, it’s simple biology.
You’re at the grocery store and you face the choice of buying regular orange juice or the kind with added calcium and vitamin D. Which one should you pick? How about that milk with DHA for your toddler? Nowadays, it seems every food item has some extra nutrient added to it. But does it really make a difference?
You can’t walk by a magazine stand without seeing at least a dozen covers on how to boost your metabolism. And if you google the word “metabolism,” you’ll find over 85 million hits. Is all this just hype or can you really do something to help your body burn calories faster?
Do you love Mexican food but don’t want to wreck your diet? Fortunately, it is quite possible to indulge in the ever-growing array of Mexican cuisine without creating a complete nutritional disaster for yourself. Here are a few picks for delicious as well as nutritious Mexican fare. You might be surprised at just how many healthy options are out there.
Do you eat well during the week only to indulge a bit too much on the weekend? If so, you’re not alone. Research reveals that most people eat 230 to 350 more calories between Friday and Sunday compared to the rest of the week. Saturdays are actually the worst when it comes to overeating.
As a clinician for the past 25 years, I have gone through the distinctive choreography of clinical care thousands of times: meet a stranger; exchange greetings; enter an exam room; close the door; dive into every intimacy. On innumerable occasions, I have encountered composed, well dressed, apparently accomplished, emotionally stable adults. And then behind the closed door of an exam room, that person would come undone and tell tales of personal catastrophe such as sexual assault in childhood, drug use by a child, beatings by a spouse, struggles with addiction, the list goes on.