Lifestyle and Fitness, Mental Health, Nutrition

A message from a cereal box

In Canada, a popular breakfast cereal is Multi-Grain Cheerios by General Mills. This morning, while having breakfast, I was reading the back of the box of Cheerios. This is what I read: We believe that: Nutrition is healthier than deprivation. Diets are full of empty promises. Weight scales can’t measure self-confidence. Measuring tapes can’t track happiness. […]

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Mental Health, Nutrition

When diets go too far

For health reasons, diets are often prescribed and necessary. However, in the U. S., 80% of girls, as young as 10, decide to diet without any valid health reasons other than to lose weight and alter their body image. In the TED Talk below, neuroscientist, Sandra Aamodt explains how self-prescribed dieting is not reliable and […]

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