Tag Archives: Behavior

Is this device a new weight loss aid or a method of torture?

Yes, this is for real. “A world-first weight-loss device to help fight the global obesity epidemic.” Yeah, sure. According to New Zealand’s University of Otago and UK researchers, DentalSlim Diet Control is an intra-oral device fitted by a dental professional to the upper and lower back teeth. Its magnetic device, with custom-manufactured locking bolts, allows […]

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Are you on the See Food Diet?

No, I have not made a spelling mistake. I’m not talking about an eating regime focussed on fish and seafood. I’m talking about the food in your home, especially nowadays as you’re likely spending much more time in your home and likely, also in your kitchen. If you’re complaining about not eating well or having […]

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Pandemic fuelling rise in eating disorders- Here are a few tips on what to look out for

  Life as we’ve known it has not been the same for almost a year. The pandemic has disrupted school, work -basically all of our routines while, at the same time, we’re socially isolated. As a result, many of our kids are in trouble: mental health issues among this age group are soaring. According to […]

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Did I really receive a press release about “Bikini Panic” and Covid?

Yes, I really did receive a press release which states: “BIKINI PANIC” BEGINS IN AMERICA AS BATHING SUIT SEASON EXPOSES COVID-QUARANTINE BODIES” “WEIGHT GAIN DURING QUARANTINE LEADS TO SPIKE IN WEIGHT-INQUIRIES AT DOCTORS OFFICES AS REGION’S BEACHES AND POOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN” Here it is in almost in its entirety ( I did delete the […]

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Recapture your appetite regulation – here’s how

Somehow we’ve lost our way. Eating is no longer a simple matter. Ask a group of people about food choices and you’re bound to hear something about keto, low carb, intermittent fasting, flexitarian diets or weight loss. Sometimes the recommendations come with judgement – something none of us need or should be subjected to. It’s […]

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Parents don’t turn off the TV just yet. Here’s why

How often do you hear that for their health’s sake, you need to switch off the TV or get your kids off their devices? Well, hold on – there may be some exceptions. A new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, evaluated the impact on kids’ food choices following their watching […]

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Things that should be gag but aren’t: a bracelet that zaps you!

Yes there really is such a thing-a bracelet that gives you an electric shock if you’re eating too much. Or possibly just eating at all. I find this shocking and not because of the zaps you may get when you go to eat. It’s just plain wrong. We all know that behaviour plays a major […]

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How do you unlock the potential of discovering food for kids?

The subject of home economics is certainly one that has inspired passion in many people as my post on the topic certainly brought a lot of voices forth. The good news is that there were none that disagreed with the importance of young people learning about food-from shopping, cooking and decreasing food waste to basic […]

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