Category Archives: healthful eating

compulsive eatingDo you feel like you are losing control of your eating?  Compulsive eating is characterized by frequent episodes of uncontrollable eating and consequent weight gain.  An estimated eight million Americans are estimated to have an eating disorder with compulsive eating being one of the most common.  Compulsive eating is using food and eating as a way to hide from or manage emotions.  It may be to fill a void you fill inside or to cope with the daily stresses or problems that life brings.

Signs and Symptoms of Compulsive Eating
Compulsive eaters feel out of control and are aware that … Read the rest

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easy healthy recipesHaving a pool party or BBQ this summer?  Don’t stress about serving something fattening or that takes up lots of time in the kitchen.

Keep your cool and try these easy healthy recipes!

Bite Size Zucchini With Sun Dried Tomatoes & Feta
Zucchini is a crunchy and delicious summer vegetable. For a delicious and easy appetizer top it with sun dried tomatoes and feta—you’ll get fiber, protein and calcium in each bite.
Ingredients: zucchini, salt, black pepper, sun dried tomatoes, feta, fresh chives, olive oil

Zesty Black Bean Hummus with Pita Chips
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emotional eatingCould your emotions be causing your expanding waistline? You had a fight with your spouse or a stressful day at work and you end up grabbing a pint of ice cream to make you feel better temporarily.  Sure, we all crave comfort food from time to time—it can be easy to turn to food for comfort, stress relief or as a reward.

Emotional eating will not fix your emotional problems but instead can make you feel worse.  Learning to recognize your emotional eating triggers is the first step to breaking free from overeating.  Then you will be able to change … Read the rest

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Heart Healthy RecipesHeart disease is the number one killer for both men and women in the U.S.  A healthy diet is one of your best weapons in the fight against heart disease. By eating the right foods, you may be able to prevent or manage heart disease and high blood pressure.

Trying one of these 3 delicious heart healthy recipes can help to lower your risk of heart disease.

 

Chicken Quesadillas with Avocado
Ingredients:  green onion, lime, chicken breast, whole-wheat tortillas, reduced fat shredded cheese, avocado, salsa
How it’s Heart Healthy: avocados allow for the absorption of carotenoids like … Read the rest

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Do you have a hard time stopping after a handful of chips or a few bites of ice cream?  We all can overeat from time to time like when we take an extra helping or have dessert when we’re already full.  But for binge eaters, overeating happens continuously and seems uncontrollable.  Binge eating is a serious condition in which people frequently eat large amounts of food beyond the point of feeling full.

Binge Eating Signs & Symptoms
Just because you overeat every now and then, like at Thanksgiving dinner or when your mom cooks your favorite meal from your childhood, … Read the rest

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