Weight Concerns

Weight concerns vary widely, from losing weight to gaining weight, from practicing good nutrition and exercise to eating disorders that can lead to lifelong anxiety, depression, and even suicide. People of all body shapes and sizes can have significant concerns about their weight, whether they are trying to get smaller or larger. Weight concerns show up in every population, gender, and age group but are most common among girls and women. Contributing factors include diet choices, parenting influences, societal messages about our bodies, attempts to gain self-control, athletics, disease, and food allergies.


The Myth of Bad Food


Busting Myths on Weight and Health

In this video, Dr. Linda Bacon delves into the research and comes up with some surprising results. When you suspend your preconceptions about weight, a very different picture emerges, one where it is the machinery of weight stigma that needs dismantling.


My Unhealthy Obsession With Getting Thin

As Evelyn started to grow up and become a teenager, she looked around at her friends and started to notice differences in the way she looked.


Why Do Our Brains Get Addicted?

Neuroscientist Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the NIH, applies a lens of addiction to the obesity epidemic.


The Science Is In: Exercise Isn’t the Best Way to Lose Weight

Why working out is great for health, but not for weight loss, explained in five minutes.


The Secret to Self Control | Jonathan Bricker | TEDxRainier

Jonathan Bricker’s work has uncovered a scientifically sound approach to behavior change that is twice as effective as most currently practiced methods. His methods are driving new norms and new apps for how people quit smoking and decrease obesity, saving many people from an early death.


What BMI Doesn't Tell You About Your Health

The way we define obesity is flawed. The body mass index, better known as BMI, is a measure of obesity that has been in use for over 200 years. It was a formula created by Belgian mathematician Adolphe Quetelet.


Winning the Mental Battle of Physical Fitness and Obesity | Ogie Shaw | TEDxSpokane

Physical Fitness does not have to be complicated. There are psychological aspects to staying motivated for fitness and then a few rules to adopt for success. The speaker presents his ideas on motivation, measuring your fitness level, and exercises to become fit.


Plant Based Health and Nutrition - Session I

The position of the Medical Executive Committee of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, as recommended by the Committee and Plant-based Health and Nutrition, is as follows: Plant-based nutrition – emphasizing consumption of vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and fruits – can prevent, t...


The Real Reason It's So Hard to Lose Weight

You probably know that losing weight is really hard. But it may not be just because of your cheat day frequency; your body actually fights back to make losing weight harder.


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Diet and Nutrition