Inactivity and Fatigue

Have you ever noticed that the less you move, the less energy you have?  Lack of physical activity seems to be a reason for sleep deprivation that many of us experience. It’s almost the opposite of what you might expect, that resting and not expending energy would further zap your energy level. However, sitting around […]

Diet Talk: How Words Can Work Against Us

MSNBC ran an article last week titled “Blow your diet? Blame your brain.”  It raised my hackles for a number of reasons. If you aren’t on a diet, you can’t blow it. It once again blames the victim.  Or, in this case, her brain. The lead-up to the discussion of the studies it reviewed talked […]

Maybe Self-Control Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

Every week when we introduce the concept that overeating is part of ‘normal’ eating, and that occasional overeating can be healthy, we hear  sighs of relief from women who have been struggling for years to control that urge. Normal eating can be thought of as a style of eating that’s hardwired into most of us […]