Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is the tendency to respond to stress by eating. Emotional eaters typically choose high-calorie or high-carbohydrate foods that have minimal nutritional value. These foods are often engineered to be highly addictive and emotional eaters suffer the consequences by gaining weight, whole […]

Rants And Praise #1

I’m starting a new category for posts here on the ELHD titled Rants And Praise. This category will feature some interesting articles I’ve come across in my travels. The rants section will shine a spotlight on posts that contain bad advice or appear to intentionally […]

Paleo Hummus

You no longer have to find a substitute for chickpeas in your paleo hummus. Contrary to early Paleo dogma, it appears that our ancestors did in fact consume legumes. Dr. Stephan Guyenet cleared this up in an article he wrote titled […]

Why Most Diets Fail

The reason why most diets fail is that people are looking for a quick way to lose weight rather than a diet they can stick to long term. That’s why the average person ends up gaining about 10 pounds for every diet they go […]

Foods That Help You Lose Weight

Studies show that choosing foods that help you lose weight is a good approach to weight loss. This one-year study for example showed that eating lean protein actually helped overweight individuals to reduce intra-abdominal fat. You can speed up the process even more by consuming low glycemic carbohydrates […]

How to Make Your Meals More Satisfying

It’s important to know how to make your meals more satisfying. You don’t want to be hungry and unsatisfied when you are trying to lose weight. Besides being unpleasant, it will trigger your body’s famine survival mechanism and this will usually defeat your plans to lose […]