Tips for Healthy Eating

Often when people are dieting to lose weight, they have questions as to what constitute a healthy diet. Here are some tips for healthy eating: Eat breakfast every day. People who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat later in the day. Breakfast also gives you energy and helps you think and learn. Choose whole

Is Mediterranean diet helpful for me?

Before even deciding whether the Mediterranean diet is good for me, one need to know what exactly Mediterranean Diet is. There’s no one “Mediterranean” diet. At least 16 countries border the Mediterranean Sea. Diets vary between these countries and also between regions within a country. Many differences in culture, ethnic background, religion, economy and agricultural

What is Postpartum Depression? How it differs from “Baby Blues”?

The birth of a baby can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. The care of a newborn requires great effort and sleepless nights. This sometimes can lead to what is known as “Baby Blues” – a mild, short-lived depression. It can last for few days to weeks

Is it true that high dietary calcium intake promote weight loss?

Is it true that high dietary calcium intake promote weight loss? Bottom Line: High dietary calcium intake does not promote weight loss. Review: Although energy balance is the key element in weight regulation, several studies suggested that calcium metabolism and perhaps other components of dairy products may contribute to shifting the energy balance and thus

Reclaim Your Power Over Food. Reclaim Your Authentic Power

Written By: Louisa Latela, MSW, LCSW Louisa is a psychotherapist with 17 years experience in working with persons struggling with food/body/weight issues. Email: llatella@comcast.net I have come to learn through years of working on myself emotionally, physically, and spiritually, as well as working with my clients, that there is a common thread among all of

How to get rid of Hiccups?

Hiccups occur when the diaphragm, the muscle at the bottom of the lungs, begins to spasm. The spasm causes the vocal cords to close quickly, which results in the loud, distinctive sound associated with hiccups. Triggers for Hiccups: Hot or spicy foods Strong fumes If you eat too fast, you can swallow air along with

Tips on Improving Your Eating Style

In April 2006 issue of Health Magazine[1], there was an article on assessing your eating style [2]. It was interesting to know how people eat. You can read the complete article (see below), but here are some of the tips in summary: Before you eat, ask: “Do I feel hungry?”. If yes, then eat. But,

What to Eat when Eating Out?

When you are busy and don’t have time to cook yourself, you have no option but to eat out. But that does not mean you can not reduce your weight. You still have options to choose from when eating out. The following resource will help you get there. ADA – Your guide to eating out

Shopping for Food – Strategies to reduce weight

Shopping for right food is also a key element when you are trying to lose weight. These guidelines below will help you select the right food when you are shopping: Tip Sheet: Healthy Eating Starts with Healthy Shopping This 1-page tip sheet provides suggestions for lower fat and lower calorie foods to fill the kitchen

Does daily baby Aspirin helps prevent vascular events (MI/Stroke) in all patients?

Is it true? A baby Aspirin daily helps prevent vascular events (MI/Stroke) in all patients. Bottom Line: Aspirin decreases the incidence of coronary heart disease in adults who are at increased risk for heart disease. There is also good evidence that aspirin increases the incidence of gastrointestinal bleeding and fair evidence that aspirin increases the