The recent global events have caused many of us to go back to old patterns of disordered eating.
Now it’s time to dig deep and figure out how to stop cravings and binge eating disorder (BED). Stress and isolation are the main culprits. But all is not lost. You can start the journey to overcome BED today. And know you’re not alone in this struggle.
More than 2.8 million people suffer from BED in America. It’s the most common eating disorder affecting both women (3.5%) and men (2%).
Disorder eating is a vicious cycle.
Once you get on the hamster…
You feel at a loss that you’ll never look or feel good again.
But this isn’t true. You have a long happy life ahead of you. In fact, the life expectancy for women in America is 81.1 years. So you have 30+ years of life left here on Earth. The last thing you what to do is struggle with weight during some of the best years of your life.
Here are four reasons why you can’t lose weight during menopause and what to do about it.
A lot of us are unaware of the number of calories that we consume…
Then my world crashed down around me.
I sat on my bed sobbing deeply. Waves of emotion overwhelmed my body. The meditation that I was listening to started to unlock deep pain.
This was a stark contrast to the beginning of my awakening when everything was so bright. Back then my depression had lifted, I felt that I could take on the world.
Now in a dark room, while the sun blazed outside, suicide ideation floated around in my head.
Through startling lows and soaring highs, I’ve learned that all life’s experiences are temporary.
We came here to learn lessons…
A year ago I suddenly lost my job. The pandemic came out of nowhere. It destroyed the restaurant industry in NYC.
Millions of others and I found ourselves with our lively hood stripped away. I hated working in restaurants. But I made a living in NYC for a decade doing it.
Fortunately, since 2017 I started writing online, building up a presence. I would work my restaurant job part-time. I spent the rest of the time writing at neighborhood coffee shops.
Dreams of pristine beaches in places like Tulum and Bali or exploring beautiful European cities made me crave the…
I was free. It was my first day of college.
My parents drove me to the campus which was over three hours away from home. Excitement filled every fiber of my Being. I couldn’t believe I managed to pull off escaping the clutches of my family.
Growing up was difficult.
I was the black sheep. My beliefs were different. I wanted more out of life. College was going to be the perfect opportunity to explore and grow.
But little did I know a world of hurt was in store. Intense life lessons were thrown at me hard and fast. …
Most people (myself included) got into intermittent fasting for weight loss. This is great if you start losing weight immediately. But for some, this isn’t the case. Oftentimes deeper issues are the cause for this.
Fasting is a huge adjustment in the beginning. While it may seem simple to just not eat for a certain period of time, there are many nuances that may be overlooked.
One of the main culprits is your diet.
Unfortunately, in modern times diet has become a complex topic. Along with this is the sheer amount of food that’s available. …
Getting older can be a confusing time regardless if you’re a man or woman. But aging for a woman is a bit more drastic.
Menopause can be a tough transition. Especially if you’re not aware of simple lifestyle changes that can help you offset common symptoms associated with menopause.
Symptoms of menopause include:
As you can see these symptoms are rather negative but there are ways to prevent this.
Intermittent fasting in recent years has exploded in popularity. But it’s often associated with young people taking up the practice. This is a common misconception. …
For a very long time, we have been told that frequent small meals throughout the day is the best way to lose weight.
Unfortunately, this tactic doesn’t seem to be working. In 2017, the weight loss market was worth 66 billion. But obesity in America affected 42% of the population according to the CDC. From 1999 to 2018, obesity went from affecting 30% of the population to 42%.
These are troubling statistics. Clearly, something is wrong. Much has to do with the fact that many people never take a break from eating. …
When I was young my Dad moved his small family out of a predominately black neighborhood that was on the outskirts of Philadelphia. This move was radical in the early ’90s because the house he found was in a mainly white suburban town almost an hour away from Philly.
I remember being one of the only minorities in my elementary school. But as a young boy, this never bothered me. I loved school and race was the furthest thing from my mind.
I don’t remember being teased for my skin color and I don’t think my siblings had any problems…
Everyone experiences their spiritual awakening differently. Some suffer a terrible trauma that jolts them awake. Others hit a “Y” in the road. They’re forced to make a choice between the blue or red pill like Neo did in “The Matrix”.
It doesn’t matter what prompted your awakening. But it does matter that you keep moving forward in the dark times.
After you make the choice to awaken a period of re-birth happens. Everything seems bright and alive. You’re on a new adventure to take on the world. All of your dreams seem like they’re within reach.
This is the time…