Category Archives: Habits

The Science behind Habits

This excellent article from Mindful talks about the neuroscience of “bad habits.” This is worth reading to understand exactly what is going on in your brain with compulsive overeating (or any compulsion or addiction). Basically, it is all about dopamine—the neurotransmitter responsible for motivation and the rush of pleasure. Here’s how it goes, according to… Read More »

Just the Facts

This article from Forbes outlines six key facts about weight loss. In a field where there are so many myths and fads floating around, it is important to keep the facts straight. These six facts show how important it is to take a long-term, systemic approach to losing weight. Ultimately, what is required is a… Read More »

Which Diet is Best?

The best diet is a whole foods diet, with foods eaten as close to their natural state as possible. Rather than eating out or buying packaged foods, cook your meals from fresh ingredients. Do not obsess over calories, but rather be aware of calories (they are not as important as we have been led to believe).… Read More »