Overeating

How To Eat A 2-Lb. Burger In An Hour (Or Not)

Brett Caron | Posted 07.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Brett Caron

My jaw was sore. The meat sweats were setting in. The implacable pace I had been setting didn't stop, but I'd be lying if I said it didn't waver. The only thing keeping my teeth moving was the dread that if I didn't finish, it would all be for nothing. I'm no dietician, but I doubt that's a good reason to eat a meal which you weren't sure on first glance would even fit inside you.

It's Not Always the Food that Makes Us Eat

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

What is more likely to cause overeating -- a quick bite on the run or a sit-down meal in a relaxed atmosphere? Surprisingly, it's the rushed eating event that most often seduces us to overindulge. Why? For a number of reasons, most of which we are completely unaware of, according to scientists who study our eating behavior.

Don't Worry About That Box of Cookies You Just Ate

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada
Vesna Dodevska

You start your day right. Wake up. Shower. Make up. Get dressed. Eat breakfast. Arrive at work. Work. Do a lunch workout. Then Lunch. Feel great s...

Overeating A Threat To Global Security

CBC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Everyone knows that we eat too much — we're bombarded with warnings about the obesity epidemic every day. But all those extra calories are not ...

The Real Reason People Overeat During the Holidays

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

That many people's waistlines expand during the holiday season is a well-established fact. But, as a new study found, the reason why most of us overindulge at this particular time may not be so much the countless opportunities for extra munching but rather the need for extra comfort due to heightened stress.

Avoid Emotional Eating this Holiday Season

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

As the holidays are nearing, even those among us who mostly manage to stay in shape have to wonder how they can prevent serious damage to their waistline this time of the year. It's no secret: from Thanksgiving (or earlier) through New Year's Day, we all indulge in lots of parties, festive meals, and treats all abound.

Why We Love Comfort Food So Much

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Scientists have long searched for answers why food that is fatty, salty or sweet is so popular, in fact to the extent that many of us have a hard time stopping ourselves from overindulging in edibles we know are not particularly healthy but give us so much pleasure. Possible explanations go in all sorts of directions

How to Tell If You're an Emotional Eater

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

Most of us can relate to feeling sad or moody, and having a piece of chocolate as a pick-me-up. Many of us do this because we may be blissfully distant or unaware of our emotions. Below, I will describe the difference between emotional eating and physiological eating. Here are some tell-tale signs that we are emotionally eating.

It's Not the Bad Food That Gets Me, But the Good Desserts

Mary Dimino | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Living
Mary Dimino

I'm fairly health conscious. Oatmeal for breakfast, whole grain breads, salad, chicken, tuna, salmon. I know what to do. It's not the bad food that trips me up. It's the good desserts. What's incomprehensible to me is the idea of having a fantastic dinner without dessert. It finalizes the whole process.

Summer Fun in a Turtleneck

Mary Dimino | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada
Mary Dimino

Women usually start summer with a weight loss goal. And like most of us, I work tirelessly to achieve that weight loss goal before summer fully arrive...

6 Ways To Avoid Weekend Weight Gain

Everyday Health | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Living

By Madeline Vann, Everyday Health Researchers tracking 48 adults in a weight program for a year found that they ate, on average, 200 calories ...

I'll Start My Diet After Dessert

Mary Dimino | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Living
Mary Dimino

Why should I try to change myself to look like the chick in the Brazilian Fat Blasting Dance video? I'm not Brazilian and I'm not blasting anything. Call me a conscientious objector. Leave me where I lay, with my box of assorted chocolates; each piece bitten slightly so that I can see inside.

Most Restaurant Food Has Too Many Calories, Studies Find

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

That too much fondness of fast food can cause weight problems is old news. But the idea that nearly all types of restaurants dish up meals that can ex...

It's Fair To Penalize Smokers And Overeaters: Experts

CP | Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of try...

Quick Study: 7 Reasons Why People Overeat

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada Living

We eat when we're hungry, we eat to celebrate, and when we indulge, food is our best friend. But Anne Dranitsaris and Heather Dranitsaris-Hilliard...

Emotional Overeating Part 2: How to Tell if You're Doing it

Marcia Sirota | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

2012-09-06-bookcover.jpg So, how do you know that you have disordered eating? What differentiates a mild or moderate over-eater from a more serious one is related to two fundamental factors: the degree to which you've been wounded emotionally, and the degree to which food has become the solution to your emotional needs.

Emotional Overeating Part 1: The Most Overlooked Reason for Why We Overeat

Marcia Sirota | Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

2012-09-06-bookcover.jpg Many people today are writing about the problems which result from a sedentary lifestyle and calorie-rich, poor quality food. What I want to focus on is the way our childhood difficulties and adult unhappiness come together to create the perfect circumstances in which compulsive eating and obesity are the only logical response.

How to Survive Thanksgiving Dinner

Shannon M. Nelson | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Living
Shannon M. Nelson

It is imperative that you dress appropriately for turkey dinner. I don't know about your bunch, but the people in my family literally salivate in anticipation of turkey, and unless you're prepared with an elasticized or drawstring waistband on your pants, the price tag for the ensuing gluttony can be serious discomfort.

Five Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

The Huffington Post Canada | Dr. John Dempster | Posted 10.08.2011 | Canada Living

Anyone who has a proactive interest in healthy living is likely very familiar with the phrase, 'Boost your metabolism.' There are many product clai...