Here’s an enlightened body image blog entry. In this week’s Shape weight loss column, Cynthia Sass, RD, author of S.A.S.S! Your Self Slim, talks about dietsporational boards on Pinterest.
In Pinterest Dietspo: Motivational or Menancing?, she writes:
In addition to being a whole lot of fun, when kept in balance (I know, easier said than done!), I think Pinterest can be a great tool for supporting a healthy lifestyle, as I wrote about in a previous post How Pinterest Can Help You Lose Weight. But many of the dietspo or dietsporational boards really bum me out. Rather than viewing nutrition as a means of restriction or deprivation, I look at it as a strategy that allows me to feel well, have energy, nourish my body, manage stress, look better (hair, skin, etc.), sleep well, and be healthy, both physically and emotionally, and I want my clients to feel the same. That’s why pins like ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ make me sad.>>> Read more here.
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Get the details from the fantastic site and health tool, PillAdvised:
Attention, college students cramming between midterms and finals: Binging on soda and sweets for as little as six weeks may make you stupid.
A new study from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) shows how a diet with high-fructose corn syrup slows the brain, hampering memory and learning…(more)
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Note to self: Be more strict about taking off my shoes as soon as I get home!
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Can dropping processed food from your diet help you drop a bitchy attitude? And maybe even some extra pounds? Don’t miss Cynthia Sass’s recent story on Shape.com. The author of S.A.S.S. Yourself Slim reports on a new study that suggests eating “bad” foods can put you in a bad mood—and even make you mean. The research suggests that consuming trans fats increases aggression and irritability…more
The wildly popular cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins must carry new warnings, the FDA said today. Users need to be alerted about risks of blood sugar or diabetes problems as well as potential memory issues related to use of the drugs.
If your cholesterol numbers aren’t perfect, don’t forget that there are drug-free ways to push them in the right direction. Meryl Davids recently wrote this helpful piece that I edited for Whole Living Magazine, Foods that Fight Cholesterol, highlighting the heart-healthy benefits of delicious foods such as almonds, eggplant and soy.
.…Scientists have discovered that certain foods — dubbed “the portfolio diet” for its array of benefits — act like cholesterol-sucking vacuums, removing the excess from the body before it lodges dangerously in artery walls. In fact, when people in studies ate a diet rich in these foods, their LDL levels plummeted 35 percent on average.
“The results are as dramatic as if they had been on a first-generation statin drug,” says Cyril Kendall, Ph.D.,…MORE