Woman practicing yoga for better sleep to prevent weight gain

Most of us do not practice yoga for weight management, but we all know that maintaining a healthy weight helps the body function more efficiently. It is common knowledge that our ability to manage weight depends on two main factors: diet and exercise. It turns out that sleep also plays a prominent role in whether or not you will be able to lose weight or maintain it. 

Turn Down the Food Noise

What if the only thoughts you had about food were positive – if food was a source of pleasure, nourishment, and nutrients, rather than stress and confusion? What if your thoughts about food were simply: “Wow,... Read more

Are You Eating Too Much of a Good Thing?

Raise your smoothie if this sounds familiar: Picking at that plate of dates with nut butter because they happen to be there. Cleaning up you quinoa dinner bowl, not because you’re still hungry but because... Read more

For Weight Loss, Mindfulness is Key

When it comes to weight management, skip the tough and go straight to the love. The moments you overfeed your body are moments of suffering. When you see others in pain, you offer your love and compassion. Yet... Read more

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Does My Inner Goddess Look Fat in These Jeans?

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Natural Weight Loss: How to Cut Calories Without Noticing

“Slow and steady wins the race,” goes the old adage, and when it comes to natural weightloss that advice applies to the battle against weight as well. Read more

Yoga, Exercise and Mindful Eating: What You Do Determines How You Eat

Like millions of others, you probably find yourself snacking in front of the TV or eating while driving or surfing the web. If you’re multi-tasking while eating you’re less likely to be aware of what you eat... Read more
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42 Percent of Americans Will Be Obese in 2030

A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine indicates that as many as four out of ten Americans will be obese in 2030, and one fourth of these severely obese. The number of obese Americans has... Read more
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Weight Watchers Ditches Old Points System and Turns to Natural Foods

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ChatterRunGirl: From Overweight to Yogini-Runner in Nine Years

Nine years ago, Alice Toyonaga was told by her doctor that if she didn’t change her ways, she would “have a stroke by age 30.” At the time, Alice was an overweight smoker with an out-of-control diet. Many... Read more

What to Eat?: Breaking Through the Confusion to Reconnect with Instinctual Eating

Following the excess and indulgences of the holiday season, many of us may be trying to change our eating habits. We set unrealistic standards and unattainable resolutions. Then when we don’t reach them, we... Read more