Does she really have a problem with food?
As a parent, the fear of your teen developing an eating disorder is both real, and warranted, in the modern world.
I’ve included here some clear and simple points to look out for in your child/teen/pre-adult, that may just help open a dialogue and catch a developing problem early.
No Such thing as “Superfoods”
When I was little, I remember being given a little red, shiny tablet every morning after breakfast. “To make you strong and energetic” was the reason for the ritualistic dispensing of the iron supplement.
I still remember the complete delight as I felt the strength and energy welling up inside me as
Exercise in Winter by Andries Lodder
The benefits of exercise go without saying, increased fitness, stamina and weight loss, but the advantages of frequent exercise go much deeper, especially during these winter months.Let’s be honest, leaving the house in winter is difficult, let alone exercising, its cold and dull and everything you do during these months just seems like an effort, exercise might just be the “get up and go” medicine everyone’s been looking for.
Why do you comfort eat?
The hunger urge is extremely powerful. If we deny ourselves the satisfaction of the need for food, this need becomes an addiction.
We all have a fair perception about drug addiction. It is an insatiable need for a substance that produces powerfully pleasurable effects, so powerful that when the effect wears off, the user must have another fix.
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