Dietitians who act as weight-loss coaches instead of counselors may help their clients become more invested in reaching their goals and in following through on their diet, writes registered dietitian Laurie Beebe, who is a trained personal coach. Beebe writes that coaching creates trust, encourages accountability and is more client-focused.
A small study of 18 patients with eating disorders found that transcranial magnetic stimulation helped half of the patients reduce their binge-eating episodes by at least 50%. University of Toronto researchers, presenting at the Society for Neuroscience meeting, said brain scans of patients who responded to TMS showed poor connectivity between the frontal lobe and centers related to reward, craving and emotional processing.
Television host Chris Hardwick shares his tips for using time more wisely and staying focused. For example, he says he uses a timer to track how long it takes him to perform tasks such as checking e-mail. "If I know I spend three hours essentially going down a wiki rabbit hole or being on YouTube, I can change that," he says.
The Children's Museum of Manhattan is working with the NIH to encourage in preschool children a love of fruits and vegetables in hopes that learning about them will lead to eating more of them. The curriculum, "Eat Play Grow," which has been tested in early-childhood programs, offers lesson plans on topics such as portion control, healthy drinks and exercise.
The season for zucchini is finally here, and Bon Appetit offers five sophisticated recipes that any zucchini fan will want to try in this zucchini redux. When choosing zucchini, keep in mind that bigger squash will be more bitter.