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Rules Established For Nutritional School Lunches

Congress has agreed upon a number of rules regarding the nutritional content of school lunches in the US. The Agriculture Department had been asking Congress to update the rules by limiting the number of servings of French fries and adding more tomato paste to pizza. This was in an effort to conform to recommendations that …


Size Of Packaging Influences Portion Control Perception

Depending on the size of your food package, your perception of a healthy portion size will vary, according to a new study from the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) and the University of Surrey. The study, which included 13,177 participants from six European countries, found that men were more affected by larger pack sizes and …


Teen Girls More Likely To Binge Eat And Suffer From Depression

A study of youth across the United States revealed that adolescent girls who were depressed were twice as likely to binge eat than those who were not depressed. The converse was found to be true as well; girls who binge eat were also two times as likely to have symptoms of depression. The findings appear …


Colorful Food More Appealing To Children Than Adults

A new study by scientists at Cornell University has determined that compared to adults, children find colorful food much more appealing, a discovery that may assist parents of picky eaters to encourage their children to eat more nutritionally varied foods. 23 pre-teen children and 46 adults were involved in the study. They were shown large …


Apple-Shaped Body? You Could Be Prone To Binge Eating

If you store more of your fat around your trunk and abdominal region, you may be at risk for the development of eating disorders, according to new research. Having an apple-shaped body was linked to a sense of loss of control around food, the Drexel University team found, and women with this shape also reported …


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Slim Chance!

The Slim Chance Awards were announced!!  For those of you who are unaware, The Slim Chance Awards are given to the most outrageous and egregious weight loss hoaxes of the year.  (Click here for full list of winners…er um losers…) 2013 had an impressive list of candidates!!! You may have read my recent blog post, …


Facebook Ads – Take Back Your Feed

As I blogged about recently, a study earlier this year found that Facebook use was associated with an increased risk for disordered eating. While there are likely multiple pathways associated with this relationship, let’s take a critical look at some of the ads that might pop up on your daily Facebook feed. I hope that I …


Inside The Body Beautiful

In a week, I’ll be on national TV. I am pooping my pants. For you English readers, Inside the Body Beautiful – How Cosmetic Surgery Works, the first of a two-part series, is on tonight on BBC3. It explores ‘the science beyond the most popular beauty and cosmetic treatments’. Inside the Body Beautiful – How …


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I better write this down while it’s still buzzing through my mind: I don’t run to lose weight, I run to maintain a healthy weight. I heard that for people with gastroparesis, exercise is actually vital to prevent weight loss; the lean muscle mass and increased circulation is really important for digestion. When I first …


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Just wanted to check in…I got through today.  It was hard and I was so scard, but I called some people I know from the program and I got through what was a scary day at work.  My fear dissolved and transformed into faith with help from my higher power and people in the program.


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