Stress Eating and How to Avoid It

Stress Eating and How to Avoid It

We all have it, to some degree.   It’s almost unavoidable in today’s super-charged, fast-paced world of business and communication.  Stress is on everyone’s shoulders, there’s no doubt about it.   But how we deal with stress varies from person to person.  Some people let it out with recreational sports or gaming while others hold it in and let it gnaw at them in unhealthy ways.

Teaching Yourself Self-Respect with Cooking

Teaching Yourself Self-Respect with Cooking

How do you feed yourself? 

The answer is, of course, more than just “I use a fork.” There are many things we do throughout the day that reflect the level of respect we have for ourselves and eating is one of them. Consuming nutrient-rich foods that fuel the body and maintain energy is one of the most important and most intimate things we do to stay alive and so many people completely disrespect themselves with sloppy eating habits and unhealthy food. 

Exercising Tips for Newbies in Recovery

Exercising Tips for Newbies in Recovery

Part of your recovery and possibly part of your new year’s resolution is to take better care of yourself with a regular regiment of exercise. It’s tough to initiate a regular fitness routine if you’re not used to the level of activity but it is possible. Despite all those thoughts racing through your head worrying about what you look like sweating it out in the gym or how long you’ll stick with it, just take the first step and follow these 5 steps to stay committed.

1. Remember Your Reasons

Are You a Procrastin-Eater?

Are You a Procrastin-Eater?

Food addictions and unhealthy nutritional abuse are an all-too-common disease plaguing America and many people struggle with controlling their diet.  Unhealthy foods and snacks are so easy to access no matter where you are in the USA.  Vending machines, gas stations, fast food stores on every corner.   We live in a wonderland of unhealthy foods that makes it very difficult for someone struggling with an eating disorder.

You need more sunshine!

You need more sunshine!

We’re creatures of the light.  Our ancestors didn’t evolve us to hibernate during the day and hunt for food at night.  We are a creature that needs plenty of sunlight and warmth to thrive.  For this and many other reasons, patients battling the depressing side effects of addiction can often benefit from a move to warmer, sunnier climates.