News You Can Use- Week of March 23rd-29th, 2015

News You Can Use

“As an Eating Disorder Professional, I know that many of my clients that are in treatment for Anorexia, Bulimia, Bulimarexia, Binge Eating Disorder or Obesity are overwhelmed by all the information in the news about our health. In hopes of relieving some of the stress this can inflict on both my patients and readers, I’ve highlighted some of the weekly health news that was of particular interest to all of us at The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity. From my eating disorder and obesity treatment center in Cincinnati, here is your weekly news update for the week of March 23rd-29th.

11 Reasons to Ditch Processed Foods

The Facts: Processed foods may seem like a deal in terms of convenience, but when you break down the cost, it’s generally cheaper—and way healthier—to make those same foods from scratch. For instance, a popular brand’s microwave bowl of chili costs $3.39 and includes harmful bisphenol A, fake food dye, and industrial meat raised using antibiotics, as well as other questionable additives. LEARN MORE

Bored, Blue or Blah? 4 Ways to Cope (Without Eating!)

Do you munch when you are bored? Most of us do! Here are some easy, scientifically researched ideas on how to beat boredom eating. LEARN MORE

Junk food industry fights against consumers’ right to know about added sugars in foods

Around 20 years ago, food labels were introduced to help Americans consume a healthier and more nutritious diet. Recently, the FDA looked at these labels and came up with a list of possible changes, which they felt were necessary to meet the needs of the American public and create more transparency regarding food. LEARN MORE

Diet Soda – Another Reason to Avoid

A new study shows a high correlation between diet soda intake and waist circumference in older Americans. Researchers followed 700 Americans over the age of 65 for over 10 years. The diet soda drinkers gained 3.2 inches in waist circumference, non-drinkers gained only 0.8 inches. LEARN MORE

How To Eat Clean (Without Going Crazy)

Like most people who care about eating healthfully, at one point or another, you’ve probably tried to stick to super-strict guidelines that effectively eliminated all pleasure and flexibility from your diet. How’d that work out? Chances are, not well. Unsurprisingly, joyless eating isn’t sustainable. LEARN MORE

Were there any news articles that you saw this week that really grabbed your attention? Leave a comment with a link. If the article helped you, it will likely help some of my other readers!

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Dr. J. Renae Norton is a clinical psychologist, specializing in the outpatient treatment of obesity and eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, and binge eating disorder (BED) and the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the Director of The Norton Center for Eating Disorders and Obesity in Cincinnati, Ohio.