Why you can’t stop overeating junk food. Plus 7 ways to get control. [Infographic]

Can’t resist the chips… the cookies… the ice cream? Actually, it’s normal to feel like you can’t stop overeating certain types of foods. Processed foods, in particular, are explicitly designed to be hyperpalatable and irresistible. Here’s how it works — and what to do about it. +++ In the car… at your desk… with friends at a party… waiting for your partner at a bar… standing over the kitchen sink. In our modern lives, it seems like there’s no context that’s not right for crunching on cheap, delicious junk food.…

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Don’t act like a man: 5 ways to challenge male stereotypes and coach men through change.

A lot of men struggle with food, eating, and body image… but don’t talk about it. Are cultural or individual beliefs about “being a man” to blame? In this article we explore how “acting like a man” can hold men back. Plus we offer 5 ways to challenge male stereotypes and coach men through change. ++++ As a piece that explores gender, this content may be sensitive for some. With that said, we believe it’s important to examine how traditional male stereotypes can negatively influence men’s experiences with food, fitness,…

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Eating too much? You can blame your brain. [How brain signaling drives what you eat. And what to do about it.]

Forget willpower: Brain signals drive what, how, and when we eat. If you”re eating too much, here”s how to take back control. ++++ It”s no secret that obesity rates have been rising in the U.S. (and other industrialized nations) for the past 30 years. It”s also no secret that Americans eat more than they used to; by almost 425 calories per day since the early “80s. For decades, government officials, research scientists, and fitness pros blamed this on a lack of willpower — folks” inability to “push away from the table”. Diet book…

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