Vacation: Weight Gain

Vacation: Weight Gain

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), people gain the most weight between mid-November and January. Carla Duenas, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, talks about how many pounds someone can put on during the holidays, and says how to prevent gaining weight on vacation.

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Body Image Issues in Young Athletes

Body Image Issues in Young Athletes

Shape and size play a role in our society, since some people can make them a goal in their lives if they look according to certain rules. Dr. Luis Rodriguez, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician with Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, explains that for different sports it’s important to have different body shapes and […]

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Learning about Anorexia

Learning about Anorexia

Dr. Paula Levine, Psychologist and Founding Director of the Miami Counseling Resource Center, says anorexia is very complex, and there is choice involved and a pursuit of thinness. “Severe anorexia is by choice. We don’t get born on the way to anorexia, even though there is a genetic component,” she points out.

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The Psychology of Dieting

The Psychology of Dieting

Lucette Talamas, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, points out dieting is usually seen as something negative, but the reality is that we are all on a diet. “We have to accept that we just need to learn the healthier ways to eat,” she says. She explains Fad diets don’t work, because after starting […]

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Weight Gain: Psychological Factors

Weight Gain: Psychological Factors

Terry Ochoa, Registered Dietitian with Baptist Health South Florida, explains with social media things go out immediately, people can make fun of an image and self-esteem can start going down if the person is overweight or obese. “Depression will be based on the one becoming isolated. You may become socially awkward, feeling that you are […]

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Eating Disorders & Family Support

Eating Disorders & Family Support

Eating disorders are also family problems. Dr. Bertha Tavarez, Clinical Director at Clementine South Miami, advises not forcing adolescents to eat, because they become more willful. She says it’s important to get support away of the relationship. She recommends having a team of specialists in the field of eating disorders (physicians, nutritionists, therapists, psychologists), who […]

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Myths about Eating Disorders

Myths about Eating Disorders

Dr. Paula Levine, Psychologist and Founding Director of the Miami Counseling Resource Center, says one misconception about eating disorders is that some people are going to get better and they are going to learn how to eat properly. “Anorexics are dragged by the hair by their parents when they finally notice them, which is often […]

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