One in twenty Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, referring to cancers of the colon or rectum, in their lifetime. Before you continue reading, take a moment to breathe a sigh of relief. Developing cancer is certainly a scary prospect, but less so if you take charge of your health with simple steps you could begin right now to decrease your chances of developing colon cancer.
I get asked this question a lot. “How can I stop binge eating?” Bingeing, eating excessive amounts of food in a short amount of time while feeling a loss of control, is scary. It can feel shameful, humiliating, and you may feel completely powerless to stop. The good news is that you can develop a more normalized experience with eating. It is possible. But it is also difficult and it takes time and effort. This article will not cure you of bingeing, but it might provide you with some additional tools to add to your tool kit for conquering binge eating.
There is no way to win or lose at healthy eating. It doesn’t matter if you do it better or worse than anyone else. It. Is. Not. A. Competition.
Chances are that even if you didn’t leave your house today, if you’ve turned on your smart phone or television or read a newspaper or magazine, you’ve been exposed to at least one product that makes a nutrition claim. Thankfully, there are ways we can determine if a product really will do some of the things it promises to do. When analyzing a health claim, we can apply some of the following basic guidelines.
How well you can stick to a diet does not say anything about your character. It does not make you better than anyone else. It does not make you more deserving of love or goodness in your life. It does not automatically make you special.
You’ll find your way to heal and it’s okay if your way is not the same way as someone else’s. Our journeys are all very different. (Self disclosure: this picture was taken Fall 2011 and my index finger had calluses from the weird way I hold my knitting […]