Most of us know what arrives hand-in-hand with the holiday season – weight gain. The amount of food readily available to consume can easily lead to serious weight gain, which can easily be a health problem.
The stereotypes surrounding obese people usually center on one perception: that obese people must really enjoy their food. It is assumed that obesity provides such pleasure in food that all other interests are shuffled out of their lives. Hobbies are deserted and exercise is ignored, all for the sake of good food.
Compulsive overeating, or food addiction, can be a tough battle to win. For millions of compulsive overeaters, the messages and reminders concerning food are never-ending. Unlike drug or alcohol addictions, the addict needs food for survival – and the temptation to overeat can be great. It is also a destructive addiction that many people keep [...]
If you’ve ever had issues about your weight – and who among us hasn’t? – Geneen Roth’s new book, Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything, will be a godsend. For one thing, you will learn something on nearly every page. As women know who’ve kicked the scale into the dark recesses [...]